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 Off Street Parking (Garages & Lots)   

**NEW!** Make parking reservations at the Center Street Garage using Parkmobile!

Using the Parkmobile website, you are now able to reserve and pay for hourly and event parking at the Center Street Garage before you go, so there's a space reserved for you when you arrive. Parkmobile currently provides pay-by-phone services at all of the City's on-street parking meters. 

To reserve parking using Parkmobile: 

  1. Visit the Parkmobile website at and click on the "Reserve Parking" link at the top right of the page. In the app, go to the "Reserve" tab at the bottom of the screen. 
  2. Search for "Berkeley, California," and indicate the desired beginning and ending times of your reservation at the top of the page. 
  3. Click the "Reserve" button for the Center Street Garage in the left hand panel. 
  4. Log in to your Parkmobile account (to create an account, click on the link to Sign Up). 
  5. After your purchase is complete, you will be able to view or print your parking pass. The pass includes a QR code, so you can use the pass on your phone to gain entry to the Garage.
  6. Once you arrive at the Garage, simply scan your parking pass at the entrance, and then park your car! 

CSG Parkmobile Reservation


 CSG reservation Parkmobile app

Off-Street Parking in Berkeley

The City of Berkeley owns and operates three public parking garages and two off-street parking lots.

  • Public Parking Garages: The Center Street, Oxford, and Telegraph Channing Garages are conveniently located and fully automated parking facilities. Each garage accepts coin, currency, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard) payment methods, at pay-on-foot (POF) machines within the facilities.
  • Surface Parking Lots: The Berkeley Way Lot is located in Downtown Berkeley on Berkeley Way between Milvia St. and Shattuck Ave., and the Elmwood Lot is located on Russell St. just west of College Ave., in the Elmwood district. 

Disabled Parking Placard holder? Register your Disabled Parking placard or license plate to park for free at City garages. The registration requires a one-time payment of $15. Click here for more information. For the City's guidelines on Disabled Parking Placard use in general, click here

Parking Information Contacts  


LAZ Parking, Inc.

City of Berkeley


LAZ Parking is a private contractor that manages daily operations at the City's parking garages. LAZ Parking may be contacted via: 

Kevin Phan, Manager
2025 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

If you have questions about off street parking within the City of Berkeley, please contact Customer Service by telephone at (510) 981-CITY (2489) or 3-1-1, or use our Online Service Center to send a written message. 

The City of Berkeley's Customer Service Center is located on the first floor of 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA  94704, and is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., excepting holidays and reduced service days.  

 Danette Perry, Parking Services Manager 
 (510) 981-7057







City Parking Garages




Oxford Garage Park



Telegraph Channing Garage


Center Street Garage  

Oxford Garage 

Telegraph Channing Garage 


2025 Center Street
Downtown Berkeley

2165 Kittredge Street
Downtown Berkeley

2450 Durant Avenue
Southside/Telegraph Ave


Entrances on Addison and Center Streets. Close to City Hall/Civic Center, BCC, the YMCA, numerous restaurants, theaters, and event spaces.

Beneath the Oxford Plaza/David Brower Center complex, with pedestrian access from Allston Way and Oxford Street. One-half block west of Telegraph Avenue, between Channing Way and Durant Avenue. Two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus; convenient to shops, restaurants, Telegraph Ave, and the UC campus.
Available Parking

720 parking spaces 

99 parking spaces

420 parking spaces

Up to 20 electric vehicle charging spaces (phased implementation); 18 accessible spaces.

Downtown Berkeley Bike Station (Center Street frontage) will have valet and self-park spaces for up to 350 bicycles. For bike information, visit here

Three (3) electric vehicle charging stations: one (1) accessible and two (2) standard chargers

Bicycle parking/racks are provided in the north section of the garage. There is no charge for bicycle parking.

 Six (6) electric vehicle charging stations: one (1) accessible and one (1) standard charger on the 2nd floor, and four (4) standard chargers on the 4th floor.

 Designated motorcycle parking is located on level 2A, or motorcycles may park in regular marked spaces throughout the garage; hourly rates are in effect.

Hours of Operation

5 a.m. to 12 a.m., Monday-Friday 
7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 
12 p.m. to 12 a.m., Sunday

7 a.m. to 12 a.m., Monday-Sunday

7 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday-Thursday 
7 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday-Saturday 
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday

Pricing Current rates available here. Current rates available here. Current rates available here.  
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Entry Clearance 7 feet, 0 inches 6 feet, 8 inches 6 feet, 8 inches

 Disabled Placard and License Plate Holder Parking 

Free Disabled Parking Program is offered at City Garages - The City of Berkeley invites all of our parking patrons with valid Disabled Parking (DP) placards to register in a “Free DP Card-Key Program” at all City Garages. The application is linked hereThe one-time cost for the card key is $15. By registering your DP placard or license plate and receiving a new Key Card, you can park free in the City garages, spend less time in the garage, and more time at your desired destinations. You are not required to register, however, hourly garage rates will apply to all DP placard and license plate holders who do not register for the free parking program. 

City Parking Lots 


Berkeley Way Lot

Elmwood Lot

 Elmwood Parking Lot 

Berkeley Way Parking Lot  


2016 Berkeley Way, at Henry St. 
Downtown Berkeley

2600 block of Russell St, between Hillegass Ave and College Ave 
 Elmwood District

Context This lot is convenient to the UC Berkeley campus, downtown shops, restaurants, and theaters located in Downtown Berkeley near the intersection of Shattuck and University Avenues. This lot is convenient to Elmwood District shops, restaurants and the movie theater located on College Avenue.
Available Parking

112 parking spaces

36 parking spaces

Hours of Operation

Payment required at Pay & Display parking pay stations from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Saturday.

Lot open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Payment required at Pay & Display parking pay stations from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Pricing & Time Limits 4 Hour time limit; $2.50/hour 3 Hour time limit; $1.25/hour
Holidays when No Payment is Required All parking meter holidays, summarized here.  



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