Are you a resident of Seal Beach looking for a convenient and affordable parking solution? The City of Seal Beach offers residential parking permits, including guest permits, that can be purchased and managed online.

To purchase your permit online, follow these easy steps:

Step 1 - Create a resident account
Step 2 - Provide vehicle information for resident permit(s)
Step 3 - Provide proof of residency through DMV verification or validation of residence.

Residential Permits are checked using license plates, which means there are no physical permits to display. The residential permit costs $20 per permit and is effective annually from November 1st through October 31st. The annual renewal process takes place from October 1st to 31st.

Residents can also purchase guest permits for $30 per permit. The limit is two per household, and these permits are virtual only, meaning they do not require a physical display in the vehicle. Guest permits are valid annually from November 1st through October 31st.

To get started, click on "Request a Permit" below to view and request the type of permits currently available. Please note that there is only one account allowed per address.

In addition to residential and guest permits, the City of Seal Beach offers various types of parking permits, including:

Merchant permits are valid from July 1st through June 30th each year and are only available to businesses with active licenses. Merchant permits are non-transferable and require vehicle information for each pass obtained. The cost of a merchant permit is $50.

Contractor permits are for contractors doing business in the city and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. They are only valid from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and require an active Contractor Business License to qualify for purchase. A contractor permit costs $60, and they are non-transferable.

For Boat Launch, Pier Platform Permits, or Contractors permits, please get in touch with City Hall at (562) 431-2527 x1310 or via email at