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Parking ServicesOur Mission:
Working in partnership with the community, we are committed to providing equitable and high-quality parking services to the citizens, visitors, and businesses in the City of San Luis Obispo.


Cell Phone Apps for Parking:

Want to know where to park?  Check out the ParkMe App or if you want to charge your electric vehicle, check out the PlugShare App.

For locations of the parking structures and the fee structure for street meters please refer to our Parking Map: Parking Map.  For more information please contact our office during business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 805-781-7230

Parking Services' Annual Report for 2012-13 is now available: 2012-13 Parking Annual Report

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Parking Services is comprised of four major areas:

  • Enforcement
    Patrolling streets, parking lots, parking garages, and permit districts; issuing citations; arranging for towing the vehicles of habitual parking offenders; recommending the installation of regulatory signs and curb markings.
  • Revenue Management
    Collecting fines, parking meter revenue, and parking fees and leases; collecting delinquent fines; recommending parking fee and fine adjustments; modifying meters for rate adjustments; selling parking permits, bus passes, and meter cash keys.
  • Maintenance
    Maintaining and repairing parking meters and meter posts; performing janitorial maintenance in the parking garages and parking offices; sweeping and cleaning parking lots; sweeping and scrubbing parking garage floors.
  • Parking Structure Operations
    Collecting parking structure fees, providing security surveillance, maintaining customer service equipment.

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