Smart Parkcards

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.
ParkcardThe City of Monterey Parking Division offers Smart Parkcards for use at specific individual parking meters located in the Monterey Sports Center lot, Lot # 10 located on Calle Principal and Lot # 8 on Pierce Street.

Parking meters located in the Cannery Row District do not accept parktcards.

The Smart Parkcard which resembles a phone card, is encoded with a computer chip that enables the public to purchase a per-determined amount of parking ($10, $50 and $100) for use at specific Downtown parking meters. To use it a person inserts the card in the slot on the meter. The meter will first display the amount of credit left on the card and then every couple of seconds 25-cent increments are subtracted. Once the desired time is achieved the card is removed.

The purchase of a Smart Parkcard does not guarantee a parking space. Smart Parkcards are very durable with normal usage. Make sure to keep the card away from extreme heat, water moisture, and electrical shock. If a parking meter does not accept the parkcard, please use coin or move your vehicle to another metered space and call the Parking Maintenance section at 831-646-3990 to report the malfunction.

The parkcards have no expiration date and are valid until all the all the credit on card has been used up. The parkcard is not refillable. No refunds will be issued for unused, lost, stolen or damaged cards. The parkcards do not work at pay stations.

You may purchase a Smart Parkcard at the Parking Division Office, 340 Tyler Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Change for Meters
One Dollar Bill
Change Machines are available at the following locations:
  • Harbormasters Office
  • Marina Waterfront Lot (next to London Bridge Pub)
  • Cannery Row Garage
  • Wave and Hoffman Streets
Meter Locations & Rates

Metered Area

General Location

Hourly Rate

Lot #8
Corner of Franklin and Pierce Streets
Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$0.50 hour
Coin / Smartcard
Lot #10
Calle Principal / Franklin / Jefferson
Monday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$0.50 hour
Coin / Smartcard
Lot #24
Cannery Row / Foam
Everyday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
$1.50 hour
Cannery Row District
On-Street Meters
Cannery Row District
Foam, Wave, Cannery Row & cross streets
Everyday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
$1.50 hour
Monterey Sports Center
Metered Lot
Washington / Franklin
Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$0.50 hour
Coin / Smartcard