Call the Carmel Police Department Non-Emergency line (831) 624-6403 for more information on Residential Parking Permits. 


Free, 30 minute & 2-hour curbside parking is available on every block in the Central Business District.

Free, unlimited time parking is available at the following locations:

  • Vista Lobos public parking lot, located on Torres Street and 3rd Avenue 
  • Center median streets and curbside spaces on Junipero Avenue between 3rd and 5th Avenues.
  • The Sunset Center north parking lot located on 8th Avenue between Mission and San Carlos Streets 
  • Most residential streets outside the Central Business District.
  • The Del Mar parking lot, located at the base of Ocean Avenue near the beach.  NO large vehicles over 6 tons, 20 feet in length or over 7 1/2 feet tall allowed at this location.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) are welcome to utilize timed spaces in the Central Business District, adhering to posted limits. Occupying 2 spaces is permitted. If outside of the timed spaces in the Central Business District, a 6-hour limit applies.

No camping or overnight parking is permitted.