The Public Works Downtown Team is offering a Locals’ Weekender Parking Permit for residents of Santa Barbara County.

The permits, which go on sale Monday, Aug. 21, are designed to make shopping and dining in downtown Santa Barbara easier and more affordable for residents, the Public Works Downtown Team said.

The permit costs $100 and is valid for six months of weekend parking. Community members can use the permit to park in any of the city’s downtown parking lots every Saturday and Sunday without paying parking fees.

Applicants will be required to provide one of the following items for proof of residency in Santa Barbara County to purchase a permit:

• Current (past 60 days) utility bill showing applicant’s name and eligible mailing address (not service address).
• Proof of home ownership or active lease agreement at an eligible address in the applicant’s name.
• Valid vehicle registration or driver’s license showing eligible address and applicant’s name.

Purchase a permit online at