Parking Permits

There are various types of parking permits issued within the City, including resident and guest passes in Old Town, beach lot permits, merchant permits and contractor permits.

Permits can be purchased and managed ONLINE at:

Residential Permits:

In order to purchase a residential parking permit, you must create a new account, enter your vehicle information, upload relevant documentation, and submit payment. Residential Permits are checked using license plates; therefore, there are no physical permits. The residential permit costs $20 per permit and is effective annually November 1st through October 31st. The annual renewal process id October 1st - 31st. Residents can purchase guest permits as well; the limit is two per household. You do not need a resident parking permit to purchase a guest permit. Guest permits are $30 per permit and are virtual permits only. Guest permits are valid annually November 1 through October 31. 

  • $20 RESIDENT- Non-transferable
  • $30 GUEST - Transferable to any vehicle

Parking Permit Restrictions:

The residential and guest permits allow residents/guests to park past the posted time limits on the city streets, EXCEPT for:

  • Main Street
  • Beach Lots
  • Meter Lots
  • 800 and 900 blocks of Ocean Avenue
  • 800 block of Central Avenue to the alleyway of the 900 block of Ocean Avenue
  • All 2-hour zones

Merchant Permits:

Merchant permits are valid from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Only businesses with an active business license may purchase merchant permits. Merchant permits are non-transferable. Vehicle information is required for each merchant pass obtained and are verified by license plate.

  • $50 Merchant

Beach Lot Permits:

Beach permits are an annual permit and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Beach permits may be purchased by residents and non-residents and gives access to park in the 1st Street, 8th Street and 10th Street Lots. Beach permits are non-transferable. The City does not replace lost or stolen beach permits, you must purchase a new one at the full cost to replace it. 

  • $117 BEACH LOT (Resident)
  • $70 BEACH LOT (Resident Senior - 65+ / income less than $35K/year)
  • $180 BEACH LOT (Non-Resident)

Contractor Permits:

Contractor permits are for contractors doing business in the City and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Contractors must have an active Contractor Business License to qualify for purchase of these permits and they are only valid from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. No extensions or fee reductions will be implemented related to contractor permits.

  • $60 Contractor - Non-transferable

For additional assistance, please contact Parking at (562) 799-4100  x1119 or x1106 or via email at

For Boat Launch, Pier Platform Permits, or Contractors permits, please contact City Hall at (562) 431-2527 x1119 and x1106 or via email at