Where can I park for a quick trip? Where can I park all day? Answers to these Downtown parking questions…and more!
CUSTOMER PARKING – GENERAL INFORMATION
All non-permit public parking in Downtown Davis is FREE (other than in the E Street Plaza Parking Lot), but please note that many spaces are time-restricted or subject to the Re-Parking Restriction. The Davis Police Department enforces all public parking in Downtown Davis.
Two-hour and 90 minutes parking spaces, as well as the paid parking in the E Street Plaza Parking Lot, are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with no enforcement on Sundays and holidays. Check parking signage for specifics.
On Saturdays, the following areas are exempt from parking enforcement and can accommodate all-day parking: 1st and F garage, 4th and G garage, lot at 1st & F Streets (adjacent to former Boy Scout Cabin), the Amtrak lot and any spaces throughout Downtown which are marked for X permit parking.
Parking is prohibited 2:00 – 6:00 a.m. on many Downtown streets to accommodate weekly street sweeping. Overnight parking is not allowed in the Amtrak lot without an Amtrak permit. Check parking signage for specifics.
Parking citations issued by the Davis Police Department for parking beyond a stated time limit are $40. Questions about payment of City of Davis parking citations should be directed to the Finance Department at (530) 757-5651.
Please note that your vehicle can be towed, impounded or immobilized by a parking boot for the following reasons: 1) five or more outstanding parking citations 2) parking in a posted unauthorized area or in an unsafe manner 3) parking in a private lot that is properly signed, stating that it is restricted to employees and customers of that building only.
PARKING FOR EXTENDED DOWNTOWN VISITS
The E Street Plaza Parking Lot meters accept payment via cash or credit card for an unlimited period of time at a rate of just 25 cents per every 15 minutes. For visits of three hours or less, two free public parking structures are available at 4th and G Streets and 1st and F Streets. Both garages have three-hour time limits in designated areas, and no time restrictions on weekends. Additional time in the 4th and G Street lot may be purchased at the meters provided for $3/day.
FOR A QUICK TRIP
20-minute zones (indicated by a green curb) are located at the corners of many blocks throughout the Downtown, and in most public parking lots. These spaces have been created to accommodate short-term parking for quick errands, as well as for loading and unloading.
Handicapped parking spaces are available in all of the public parking lots and structures. Designated with blue markings, handicapped spaces are strictly enforced and are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vehicles with valid handicapped placards displayed also may park for extended periods in timed or permit zones throughout the Downtown.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING
Four public electric vehicle-charging stations are available Downtown, in the E Street Plaza Parking Lot, in the Amtrak parking lot and two in the 4th and G Parking Garage. Cars not equipped for electric re-charging are prohibited from parking in these spaces.
Licensed contractors working on projects within Downtown should purchase construction permits, available through the Davis Police Department. Parking of construction-related vehicles is preferred on peripheral streets and parking lots away from the Downtown core, whenever possible.
RV, TRAILER, TOUR BUS AND WIDE VEHICLE PARKING
The City of Davis recommends that recreational vehicles, vehicles with trailers, tour buses or wide vehicles such as rear-wheeled pick-up trucks, park on streets on the periphery of Downtown. Citations may be issued for such vehicles parked in City lots without advance permission to do so.
Motorcyclists are encouraged to park in specially marked motorcycle spaces in the E Street Plaza Parking Lot, the lot bordered by 3rd, 4th E and F Streets and along the H Street alley-way (adjacent to the Village Bakery).
DAVIS FARMERS MARKET PARKING
Visitors to the Wednesday night and Saturday morning Markets are encouraged to park in the lot behind City Hall at 5th and B Streets. Parking also may occur on City streets, per posted restrictions. For more information, contact the Davis Farmers’ Market at (530) 756-1695.
The lot adjacent to the Davis Transit Depot is free to riders of Amtrak. Parking is restricted to Amtrak riders only Monday – Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Amtrak riders must display an Amtrak parking pass in the vehicle’s window in order to avoid citation. On weekdays, parking is unrestricted in the Amtrak lot after 5:00 p.m., and there are no restrictions on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Avoid the hassles of Downtown parking by arriving via these transit options:
(530) 758-4220, www.amtrak.com
Davis Community Transit
(530) 757-4408, www.cityofdavis.org/cs/transit
(530) 752-BUSS, www.unitrans.ucdavis.edu