All Day Visitor Parking Permits

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All Day Visitor Parking

All day permits can be purchased on the Ground Level of Civic Center at Revenue Collections (cash payment) or on the main level of the follow garages and lots:

Downtown Locations:

  • Bryant/Lytton Garage
  • Cowper/Webster Garage
  • High/Alma South Garage
  • Civic Center Garage (Level A)

California Avenue Locations:

  • Cambridge Garage
  • Cambridge/Birch Lot
  • Sherman/Birch Lot

The cost is $25.00/day for Downtown and California Avenue Public Parking Garages and Lots.

Frequently Asked Questions 

I'm planning to go to Palo Alto on a weekday. Where can I park?

There are a number of parking options in Palo Alto for visitors, including the following:

  • Park off-street in garages or lots. Most will allow you to park free of charge for 2 to 3 hours (check signage in the garage/lot)
  • If you’re parking for a longer period of time in a garage, purchase a daily parking permit at the Cowper/Webster garage, the Bryant/Lytton garage, or Revenue Collections in City Hall
  • Park on-street for up to 2 hours in the color zone or RPP district.

How long are daily permits valid for?

Daily permits can only be used on the specified date.

How can I park while visiting a resident in the RPP district?

Anyone may park in the RPP district for up to 2 hours without a permit. If you’ll be visiting longer, you may obtain a visitor daily scratcher from the resident to use while parking on-street.

If you are a recurrent visitor (such as a caretaker, nanny, etc.), each resident may purchase long-term visitor passes for your use.