Parking Services

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1260 Chorro St. | (805) 781-7230

***The main office is CLOSED to the public until further notice***

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In an effort to ensure public safety, Parking Services will be closing the Palm 842 parking structure beginning Thursday March 19, 2020 until further notice. Prox-card permit holders can utilize the Palm 919 parking structure. At this time Palm 842 permit holders will need to pull a ticket upon entry and present their card upon exit to the Parking Ambassadors who will assist them if necessary. We are working to transfer card access privileges to Palm 919 and will advise all permit holders once this is complete. We have also increased safety patrols throughout the structures and have requested additional cleaning of all areas from our vendor. 

Metered ParkingPayment for metered parking spaces is currently not required. Customers should be respectful of posted time limits; all other parking restrictions apply. Safety violations are enforced. Please limit your travel and interactions to essential needs only. Parking Ambassadors are patrolling and available to answer parking related questions. Please try to maintain social distancing at all times.

Monthly, Quarterly, 10 Hour Meter Permits, & Prox-CardsPayments can be made by using the Parking Services Office drop-box located at 1260 Chorro Street or by mailing a check to the office. Customers are required to provide name, mailing address and payment in full. Customers can indicate if they would like a receipt emailed or mailed to an address (must be provided).

Citation Appeals & PaymentsCitation Appeals and Payments can be made online or by using the Parking Services Office drop-box located at 1260 Chorro Street.

Meter BagsPhysical meter bags will not be issued to all requesters. Contractors wishing to purchase meter bags will need to contact Matt LaFrenier to make arrangements. Businesses requesting to utilize meters for deliveries and pickups can be issued meter bags for a one week period. All arrangements can be made by contacting Parking Services during normal business hours via email or phone call.


Our 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.

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Palm Nipomo Parking Structure Project and SLO Repertory Theatre - Coming Soon!

The Palm Nipomo Parking Structure Project received final environmental approval and design approval by the Council in November 2019.

  • 4th parking structure in downtown
  • Add 400 parking spots
  • Constructed on City property where Parking Lot 14 currently exists at the corner of Palm Street and Nipomo Street
  • Add approximately 40 EV Charging stations and plan for expansion for up to 140 if needed in the future
  • Will implement solar arrays on top of the facility to offset energy needs and help meet the City’s 2035 sustainability objectives

Project is currently in final design - Construction is anticipated for winter quarter 2020/21

For design and construction questions, contact Richard Burde at
For general questions, contact the Parking Manager Gaven Hussey at

SLO Rep Theater: Being constructed next to the Palm Nipomo project will be the new State of The Art SLO Rep Theater which will be relocating from its current location on Morro Street next to City Hall.