Parking Division

Renew your Parking Permit by Credit Card


The City of Monterey Parking Division is moving to a new system of managing and processing parking permits in Municipal Garages and Lots. For existing permit holders, please use our Permit Holder Email Update Form to add your email address to register your account information. The new system will now allow you to manage permits online, receive invoices via email, make online payments and provide the option to receive recurring/auto payments. Thank you!

Update December 14, 2021: The City of Monterey is evaluating options for the Residential Permit Parking Program, the Resident Parking Discount Pass, and the Monterey Locals Parking Program. An online survey was conducted in summer 2021 to gather feedback from business owners, employees, and residents about parking citywide. The survey received 491 total responses between August 25, 2021 and September 24, 2021. The survey results will be used to evaluate parking policy and operational adjustments. The City aims to improve financial sustainability and enhance the overall parking experience. There will be additional opportunities to provide feedback throughout the process.

ResParking-Program-Recording The April 14 meeting provided some context, overall program objectives, and focused on resident feedback about parking challenges to help improve the program to better serve the residents.

Watch the September 2021 Town Halls: 
Part Time Job Openings
Application - Online-fillable PDF - Email applications to Contact Parking Superintendent Cristie Steffy with any questions, or (831) 646-3953.

Parking-PT-Job-OpeningsParking Facility Attendant - (Hourly Range: $16.01 - $19.49 ) - Provide Customer Support to motorists in City parking facilities; operates automatic revenue control equipment;; provides security in parking facilities by observing activities and patrolling in facilities; provides general assistance and information to motorists; may assist in traffic control and litter pick-up in and around parking facilities and other related duties as required; may make minor repairs to parking equipment. Must be available for weekend, holiday, evening and shift work. Work is performed outdoors with exposure to inclement weather and around moving vehicles. Must possess a valid California's Driver's License upon time of appointment and be insurable with the City's standard insurance rate, unless otherwise approved by appointing authority.

Parking Enforcement Officer ( Hourly Range: $22.48 - $27.35) Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Controls the parking of motor vehicles; issues parking citations in metered and unmetered zones, along City streets and wharves, in municipal parking lots and structures and Conference Center area; controls traffic entering City wharves; operates a three-wheel scooter; answers complaints regarding meters or citations; provides general assistance to motorists and information to tourists; notifies the Police Department of abandoned vehicles and law enforcement problems; may assist police with traffic at the scene of an accident; may assist with booting vechicles.   Must be available for weekend, holiday, evening and shift work.

TROLLEY Free Trolley

The trolley is back! This free service will operate from July 3 to September 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Park once in our Downtown and Cannery Row garages or the Waterfront lot and get a free ride to all of your favorite attractions, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Downtown Monterey and Old Fisherman's Wharf. Avoid the hassles of driving to each location and finding places to park - let the trolley give you a fast, convenient and FREE ride. Look for the green MST Trolley signs to board along the route.

Payment Information
How to Pay a Parking Citation
Parking citations may be paid by personal check, money order or credit card (convenience fee charged). Instructions for each option are listed below. To contest your parking citation, you must follow the Administrative Review Process.

1. Pay Citation by Check of Money Order:
To pay your citation with a personal check or money order. (no cash accepted). Mail the citation with the appropriate payment to:
City of Monterey
Office of Parking Violations
P.O. BOX 1930
San Jose, Ca. 95109

2. Pay Citation with Credit Card: Citations may be paid with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) over the phone or through the internet.
Pay with CC by Phone: Dial toll free 1-855-597-5252. Please have your citation number or license plate number available. The City's citation processor uses, which charges a convenience fee of $3.95 per transaction for citations
Pay with CC Online: Please have your citation number or license plate number available. The City's citation processor uses, which charges a convenience fee of $3.95 per transaction for citations.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that by clicking on the link to pay your parking citation online, you are leaving the City of Monterey official website and entering a website maintained by a third party vendor for the City of Monterey.

Resident-Parking-ProgramTwo Hour Free Parking Program
To apply please call 831-646-3953.

Parking-UpdatesParking Program Improvements Presentation
Update, April 21, 2021:  Here's a recap of the April 20 Regular Monterey City Council Meeting presentation on the City of Monterey Parking Programs. We have made extensive enhancements to physical infrastructure and technology to improve user experience for residents and visitors using our parking garages, lots, and street parking. Please see the a PDF of the presentation slides and the video on-demand of the presentation by Parking Superintendent Cristie Steffy.

The City of Monterey operates 31 parking facilities with approximately 3,500 off-street parking spaces. Our facilities range from 10-space parking lots to the 1003-space Cannery Row Parking Garage. For your convenience parking lots and garages are located throughout the City. Affordable, safe and clean parking is never more than a few blocks away from where you want to be! In addition to off-street parking spaces, there are over 3,000 on-street spaces in the Downtown, Cannery Row and Lighthouse areas of the City.

The City's parking management program is designed to improve parking and traffic flow in our City. The Parking Division works with businesses, residents, institutions and visitors alike to meet their diverse parking needs. We count on the support and cooperation of everyone to make our parking management program a success and to enhance pedestrian safety, smooth traffic flow and to allow public transit and emergency vehicles to reach their destinations. The Parking Division operates under the Public Works Department.