The City of Laguna Beach is home to beautiful beaches, wonderful art galleries, unique festivals and incredible restaurants.  It's no surprise that parking can be tricky in such a popular destination, not only for area residents but visitors alike.

Parking Permits

California Vehicle Code section 4000(a)(1) requires any vehicle displaying a resident parking permit to be registered in California.  Any vehicle displaying a resident parking permit that is not registered in California is subject to being cited or towed.

The City of Laguna Beach offers a Shopper Parking Permit, 24 Hour Residential Parking Permit, School District Parking Permit, Non-Resident Senior Parking Permit, and Downtown Business Employee Parking Permit.  Permits can be purchased over-the-counter at the City Hall Cashier, 505 Forest Avenue, Weekdays, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Shopper Permits can also be purchased online. For more information on each permit click here.

Laguna Beach Resident? Learn more about the Shopper Parking Permit: Shopper Permit Information

Daily Parking Lots
There are 8 daily parking lots located in the City.  For more information, please click here.

Free Parking
Park free in the Forest/Laguna Canyon Lot in designated spaces located in the north side of the lot from September to June.  Enter the traffic lane across from the Festival of the Arts on Laguna Canyon Road.

Monthly Parking
Monthly parking permits can be purchased at the Community Services Department located at 515 Forest Avenue, Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please click here.

Parking Meters
Daily metered street parking is available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout the downtown area with various time restrictions noted on meters.  Rates range from $1.25-$2.25 per hour depending upon the location.  Free parking is available from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily.

Taxi Vouchers
Available for residents of Laguna Beach only.  Taxi vouchers are valid for taxi rides between any two points within Laguna Beach as long as one of the points is in the downtown area or along Coast Highway from Viejo Street to 7th Avenue.  Valid Monday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m..  Vouchers are available for $5 per one-way ride, up to 4 passengers per ride.  Limit of 20 vouchers per purchase, identification is required at time of purchase. Residents may purchase taxi vouchers by mail or in person at the Community Services Department located at 515 Forest Avenue, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

To report complaints, please contact the Community Services Department at (949) 497-0716.  Please remember to note the taxi company, driver name and cab number.

Laguna Beach Transit
Details of Transit Routes and schedule information please call (949) 497-0746 or visit the transit page by clicking here.