Downtown Employee Parking Permit Program

Owners and employees of downtown businesses are eligible to purchase parking permits, which allow permit holders to park in designated areas all day. Annual Permits can be purchased for $36.00 and are valid October through September. Quarterly Permits are also available for $12.00 and must be renewed every three months.

Downtown Parking District

The Downtown Parking District includes the properties in the core of the downtown triangle that do not have off-street parking. The following addresses are located within the parking district. If your business address is listed below, you are eligible to purchase a parking permit.

  • Main Street: All addresses except 400 and 401
  • State Street: All addresses except 170
  • First Street: 197, 199, 201, 227, 235, 249 and 299
  • Second Street: All addresses from 148 to 255
  • Third Street: 126, 140 and 200
  • Parking Plazas: All addresses
Obtaining a Permit

In order to obtain a permit, you must provide:

  • Completed application including signature of the business owner or manager
  • Copy of valid Los Altos business license
  • Payment for permits payable to "City of Los Altos" can be hand delivered or mailed to:
    • Los Altos Police Department, Records Division
      1 North San Antonio Road
      Los Altos, CA 94022
Parking Permit Information
  • Permit parking is available in the North and South Parking Plazas in parking stalls marked with a white dot; view the Downtown Parking Map for the location of the white dot spaces
  • Permit holders may park in white dot spaces all day
  • Permit holders are responsible for ensuring that their permit is clearly displayed in bottom corner of the front windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle
  • Permits are transferrable window decals and may be shared by part-time employees
  • Lost permits will not be replaced