Hashtag Downtown Santa Monica
Parking Info

To view a map of Downtown Santa Monica’s public parking facilities, visit the Santa Monica Parking website or download the City of Santa Monica Parking App, Powered by ParkMe.  



* Downtown employees and visitors take notice: Parking Structure 1 and 5 will be closing briefly for maintenance and repairs. Parking Structure 5 will be closed beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2018 and will reopen on Friday, March 2, 2018. Parking Structure 1 will be closed beginning on Monday, March 5, 2018 and will reopen on Monday, March 12, 2018. 


This work is in addition to the installation of new parking equipment at most downtown structures. This equipment includes new gates and payment stations. The new parking equipment installation will cause some delays and possible closures during off-peak hours. 

For more information call the City of Santa Monica's parking operator SP + at 310.576.4743.


Fees for Downtown Santa Monica Parking Structures (numbered 1–9)
• Operates 24 hours daily
• First 90 minutes free, $1.25 for the next hour, $1.85 each additional 30 minutes, $17.50 daily maximum
• Special hours and flat rates between $10 and $20 may apply to all lots during citywide events
• Effective May 16, 2013 the first two levels in all structures, will be dedicated to 3-hour parking only. All-day parking is available on all upper levels 


Santa Monica Library Parking Fees (601 Santa Monica Blvd.)
• First 30 minutes free
• Next 2 hours $1 per hour
• Each add’l 30 minutes $1
• Daily max $10 weekdays, $5 weekends


Civic Center Parking Fees
• Operates 24 hours daily  
• First 30 minutes free, $1 for next hour, $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes, $14 maximum weekdays, $5 maximum weekends 


Santa Monica Place Valet
Valet parking is available on Second Street between Broadway and Colorado Avenue at Santa Monica Place Shopping Center.
• First two hours $10 wtih an additional $2 for every 30 minutes with a max rate of $20.   



Bus parking is available at the beach parking lots located north and south of the Santa Monica Pier. Rates vary by lot and season, please call 310.458.8583 for rates and to prearrange bus parking.

Bus Loading
There is a bus loading area on Second Street, north of Arizona Avenue. It can accommodate two buses and there is a 10-minute time limit.


Insider Tips

Download the ParkMe App before you arrive to find all available parking spaces in Downtown.

Parking in the Main Library is cheaper than anywhere else in the city — just $5 on weekends.