Parking Lot Map

American Tin Cannery Parking Meters

The City of Pacific Grove recently installed new meters around the American Tin Cannery (close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium) down Eardley, Ocean View Boulevard, Dewey, and Sloat. The new meters conveniently accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, as well as still accepting coin. Meters are operable 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm with no time restrictions.

Contractor Parking Permits

Contractor parking permits are available for purchase through the Pacific Grove Police Department at 580 Pine Avenue and (831) 648-3143.

Downtown Parking Lot Permits

Employees, business owners, and employers are encouraged to take advantage of our Downtown Parking Lot Permit Program. These permits are available for Lots 2, 4, and 5 and are issued through the Finance Department at (831) 648-3100 in City Hall. There is a charge for reserving a space, and this is billed and collected at the reception counter in City Hall. In some cases there is a waiting list of persons who would like to reserve spaces, when there are more applicants than spaces available. In such cases, the spaces are filled on a first come basis.

The cost for Municipal Parking Lot permits are $145 for a 6-month period, and $265 for one year.

Free Parking Downtown & Beach Front Parking

The downtown and beachfront areas have a variety of time limits, mostly 2 and 3 hour spaces, so be sure to read the posted signs.

Lot 1: Fountain (between Lighthouse and Laurel)
Both 2 hour and 24 hour spaces

Lot 2: 17th (between Lighthouse and Laurel)
2 hour spaces & permit parking

Lot 3: Forest (between Lighthouse and Laurel)
90 minute spaces

Lot 4: Forest (between Lighthouse and Central)
90 minute spaces & permit parking

Lot 5: 15th (between Ricketts Row & Central)
90 minute spaces & permit parking

Lot 6: Lover's Point (17th & Ocean View)
2 hour spaces

Lot 6A: Directly across from Lover's Point Lot
2 hour spaces

Parking Citations

If you receive a parking citation and believe that it was issued in error, submit or mail a written explanation of why you feel you were cited in error to:

Pacific Grove Police Department
580 Pine Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

You must submit the citation for payment or request an administrative review within 21 days of receiving the citation or additional fines will be assessed.

Parking citations may be paid by mail, in-person at the Police Department, 580 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950 or online at

To appeal a parking citation, fill out and mail a Request for Administrative Review.

Parking Meter Maintenance

Report parking meters errors and maintenance problems to the Pacific Grove Police Department at (831) 648-3143. Please reference the meter number and location when calling.

Residential Parking Permits

There are a variety of residential parking permits available for those living within the city limits of Pacific Grove, and specifically within certain zones. Residential permits are available through the Finance Department at (831) 648-3100 in City Hall. Up to two residential parking permits may be issued in a calendar year for the exclusive use of the resident and/or visitors to the residence.  The fee for Residential Parking Permits is $10 each.

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