Beach Parking Permits & 2016 Permit Availability

City of Santa Monica beach lots are open for public parking from sunrise to sunset only, with the exceptions of Lot 1N which is open from 6 AM to 2 AM, and the upper Pier Deck lot which is open 24 hours per day. The daily and hourly parking fees (see page 3) vary depending on the season and location of the lot. Click here for a map

A permit is not required to park at the beach during daylight hours. In lieu of paying the daily fee, frequent beach-goers may choose to purchase the following types of permits on a monthly, semi-annual, or annual basis.

California driver’s license and California vehicle registration reflecting your name and current address must be provided for all beach permit applications and renewals. See guidelines below for additional permit-specific requirements. 

 

Day Beach Parking Permit - For California Residents, for day use only

  • Annual - SOLD OUT for 2016
  • Semi-annual and monthly (up to 3 consecutive months) on sale now
  • First semi-annual (January 1 thru June 30) permits going fast
  • Second semi-annual (July 1 thru December 31) on sale May 16, 2016

Day Lot Parking Permit - For employees of Santa Monica Pier or Beach businesses

  • Annual - SOLD OUT for 2016
  • Semi-annual and monthly (up to 3 consecutive months) on sale now
  • First semi-annual (January 1 thru June 30) permits going fast
  • Second semi-annual (July 1 thru December 31) on sale May 16, 2016

Main Street Employee Parking Permit - For employees of businesses located on Main Street in Santa Monica

  • Annual and first semi-annual (January 1 thru June 30) - SOLD OUT for 2016
  • Semi-annual and monthly (up to 3 consecutive months) on sale now
  • Second semi-annual (July 1 thru December 31) on sale May 16, 2016

Senior Beach Parking Permit - For California Residents aged 62 and over, for day use only; valid April 1 through March 31 each year

  • On sale March 1, 2016

Overnight Resident Beach Parking Permits - For Santa Monica residents living within the beach zone

  • Annual, semi-annual, and monthly (up to 3 consecutive months) on sale now
  • Annual and first semi-annual (January 1 thru June 30) going fast