Annual downtown permits are available for business owners and employees in the downtown assessment district (see Downtown Plaza Map). In short the borders are:
- North side of Menlo Ave to South side of Oak Grove
- West side of El Camino to the East side of University
Permits allow all-day parking in assigned plazas. City Council has mandated a limit on the total number of permits to be assigned at any one time in order to make parking available for customers and clients.
Permits are issued in plazas 1,2,3,5,6,7, and 8. A total of 685 permits are issued, divided throughout the plazas as designated. The current cost of an annual permit is $569.00 per year (to be increased to $592 on 01/01/12), which is pro-rated throughout the year depending on when it is purchased - please call for exact amount. To purchase an annual downtown permit, please come to the Police Department during City business hours with the appropriate fee, business name and address, and description of the vehicle that will be using the permit.
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If a permit is turned in during the year we will prorate a refund for only the unused full months remaining until expiration. An administrative fee will be charged for all refund requests. The permits are assigned to a specific plaza only.
Merchant Delivery Vehicle Permits are available for delivery vehicles, which are clearly marked identifying the business. Permits are purchased annually for the same fee as regular downtown plaza permits, however they are not considered part of the 685 permits issued.