Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

Translation Disclaimer

Police Department
Police Department

Parking Enforcement Unit


The Berkeley Police Parking Enforcement Unit is an integral component of the Traffic Bureau. A Parking Enforcement Manager and two Parking Enforcement Supervisors lead a team of approximately twenty-one Parking Enforcement Officers (PEOs).

PEOs provide service to the community through a variety of activities, from enforcing local and state parking laws and regulations, to responding to parking issues as reported by the community, to working traffic control posts during police incidents, and helping to manage traffic and parking at special events, such as the 4th of July, the Solano Stroll, and Football games. While doing their regular enforcement, PEOs also handle parking-related calls for service called into the Police Department, thus freeing up Police officers to work on other activities. PEOs help to reduce blight by handling abandoned auto complaints, tagging and towing cars which appear abandoned. PEOs also conduct scofflaw enforcement, booting or towing vehicles with five of more outstanding unpaid parking citations.

Parking Enforcement Officers are assigned to work weekly rotations on enforcement beats throughout the City. The Parking Enforcement Unit can be reached at (510) 981-5890 Monday-Saturday, generally from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking issues can also be reported through the Police Department’s non-emergency number, at (510) 981-5900, at all hours.

Paying a Parking Citation
Parking citations may be paid through the Online Service Center, by phone on a 24-hour Citation Payment line at (855) 435-7112, or by visiting the City of Berkeley Customer Service Center at 1947 Center Street, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 p.m.

Contesting a Citation

Extensive information regarding the process of contesting citations can be found on the Customer Service page here

Information Resources 

For further information, please consider reviewing the Parking Enforcement and Restrictions page or by calling the 24-hour Citation Information Customer Service line at (844) 855-2333.

For information regarding Disabled Person Placards, Plates, and Parking Guidelines click the following link: Disabled Person Parking Placard

You may also read from the manual which governs parking enforcement operations.  Parking Enforcement Manual


Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Police Department, 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: police@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5900
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903