Contact Parking
Parking Division
340 Tyler Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3953
Fax: (831) 646-5651
Contact Form
Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM
except major holidays.
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The City of Monterey's Parking Division manages parking to ensure reasonable access and turnover for residents and visitors. Find information here and in the Quick Links about parking regulations, parking meters and lots, parking tickets, and more.

Sound parking enforcement is important to the health, safety and economic vitality of the City. Our dedicated and productive enforcement staff is the heart of our effective parking enforcement program. A well-designed enforcement effort enables the City to maximize its use of the existing parking supply.

Among the activities performed by Parking Enforcement Section:
  1. Patrol a designated route or area of the City and enforce the City Uniform Traffic Ordinance with regard to parking.
  2. Issue citations with hand-held computer to vehicles parked illegally, such as loading zone violations, no-parking zones, fire lane violations, double parking, expired time zones, expired parking meters, disabled ped parking, etc.
  3. Detect and report malfunctioning parking meters to the Parking Operations Maintenance Section.
  4. Public relations; interpret policy/procedure to the public; assist public regarding location of streets, buildings and other points of interest around town.

Parking Violations
Expired Meter
Time Limit
20-79, 80
Loading Zone
20-89, 90
Parked Over Line
20-84, 90
Failure to Pay Fee
No Parking Zone
Disabled Parking Zone
All fines include a mandatory surcharge by the State of California of $12.50 per citation.