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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.

  • Where to park: Please refer to our Parking Guide.

  • Enforcement hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • You can contact us at: (805) 781-7230

NEW - Motorcycle permit holders are now available for 10-hour meter permits.  Contact or visit Parking Services office for details.

Mission Orchard Residential Parking District was recently established by the residents and approved by City Council on May 6, 2014. The Mission Orchard Residential Parking District will be enforced beginning September 16, 2014. For the district boundaries and alternative parking options click here.


Introducing the new Pilot Overnight Parking Program (POPP) effective April 2014.


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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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