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Welcome to Ventura! Whether you're soaking up the sun on our pristine beaches, exploring the lively downtown, or immersing yourself in local culture, we have parking options tailored to your needs.
Browse our user-friendly website and use our map to find parking that is convenient near your destination. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the ease of navigating Ventura with our diverse and affordable parking solutions. So, plan your next adventure, and let us make parking one less thing to worry about. Explore Ventura with convenience – start today!
Parking downtown is convenient and a great way to visit Ventura! There are nearly 2,000 parking spaces in our historic downtown at 14 City lots, the free parking structure, and along several blocks in the downtown area.
Paid parking updates
In May 2023 and again in November 2023, the City Council directed staff to expand paid parking downtown into off-street parking lots and the existing parking structure on Santa Clara Street by May 1, 2024. See the map below for the expanded paid parking areas.
The expansion of paid parking will assist in managing the limited parking supply and support local businesses by encouraging turnover in parking spaces. It will also help provide additional funding support in the Downtown area for:
- cleaning and maintenance,
- public restrooms,
- and more!
- Recent City Council Meetings
Public Beachfront Parking Areas
The City provides public beach area parking at the following locations:
- Parking Structure on the south side of Harbor Boulevard at California Street near the Ventura Pier*
Additional Public Parking
In addition to parking provided by the City, there are additional public parking options at the following locations:
- San Buenaventura State Beach
- Off Harbor Boulevard near the Pier*
- Shoreline Drive adjacent to the County Fairgrounds*
- Ventura Harbor area
Downtown Pay Stations
Parking is free and without time restrictions for vehicles with an accessible parking placard or accessible license plate issued by the State. Here's a Pay Station User Guide on how to use them.
*Note: An account is NOT required to pay for parking. It is optional to complete your registration at a later time.
Download the App and follow the prompts to enter your information.
Enter your plate number to save your information. You may add up to 5 plate numbers per account.
Add your payment method and follow the prompts.
Open the app and locate your appropriate ParkMobile zone number located at the Pay Station or within the app's locations map, as well as your designated space number.
Choose the duration of your parking session.
Confirm your information before processing your payment (location, registered license plate number if registered, session duration, and payment method).
A timer will begin counting down your session. You may choose to be notified by email, SMS text, or within the app's notifications. You may also extend your parking session remotely without returning to the pay station.
Dial 1-877-727-5951. It is recommended that you register before calling.
Enter your appropriate ParkMobile zone number located at the Pay Station or within the app's locations map and your designated space number.
Choose the duration of your parking session and confirm the amount to be charged.
Additional Phone Numbers
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Bicycle Hotline
- Parking Pay Station (Meter) Maintenance
- Permits - To Paint Curbs Red
- Parking Tickets
- Pothole Hotline
- Street Light Outage - Southern California Edison (SCE)
- Traffic Enforcement
- Traffic Engineering Information/Requests
Street Outage Information
To report a street light outage online visit the . Or call toll-free number provided on right. SCE would like to remind all customers that safety around electricity is critically important, for more information visit our power lines page.