Off Street Parking (Garages & Lots)
The City of Berkeley owns and operates three public parking garages and two off-street parking lots. The Oxford and Telegraph Channing parking facilities are conveniently located and fully automated parking garages. (The Center Street Garage is currently closed for reconstruction. Visit the project webpage for updates.) Each garage accepts coin, currency and credit card (Visa, MasterCard) payment methods, at pay-on-foot (POF) machines within the facilities. As an alternative option, patrons may use their credit card upon garage entry at the gate arms to gain access and upon exit use the same credit card at the gate arms to exit to expedite their parking experience.
Disabled Parking Placard holder? Register your Disabled Parking placard or license plate to park for free at City garages. Click here for more information. For the City's guidelines on Disabled Parking Placard use in general, click here.
The City's surface parking lots include the Berkeley Way Lot, located in Downtown Berkeley on Berkeley Way between Milvia and Shattuck Avenue, and the Elmwood Lot on Russell Street just west of College Avenue, in the Elmwood district. Both parking lots use pay-and-display pay stations for parking fee payments. The pay stations accept coins and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). The Berkeley Way Lot is open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, with a 4-hour maximum time limit from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Saturday. The Elmwood Lot is open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily, with a 3-hour maximum time limit from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
During the reconstruction of the Center Street Garage, attendant "stack parking" will be offered at the Oxford Garage between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and at the Berkeley Way Lot between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. At these locations, patrons will be directed to double park behind occupied parking stalls, and leave their keys with the attendants before continuing on to their destinations.
Parking Information Contacts
LAZ Parking contacts:
LAZ Parking Inc., a private contractor, manages daily operations at the City's garages and the Berkeley Way Lot. LAZ Parking may be contacted via:
Kevin Phan, Manager
2450 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
City of Berkeley contacts:
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 Office is located on the first floor at 1947 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, and is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., holidays and reduced service days excepted.
Danette Perry, Parking Services Manager
The Oxford Garage is an underground parking facility located at 2165 Kittredge Street (West of Oxford Street) beneath the Oxford Plaza/David Brower Center complex, with pedestrian access from Allston Way, Oxford Street, and Kittredge Street. The Garage is open Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight, except major holidays. The Oxford Garage also contains a City CarShare vehicle, and three (3) EV charging stations: one (1) accessible and two (2) standard chargers. Find Oxford Garage parking rate details by clicking here.
During the reconstruction of the Center Street Garage, attendant "stack parking" will be offered at the Oxford Garage between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. At these locations, patrons will be directed to double park behind occupied parking stalls, and leave their keys with the attendants before continuing on to their destinations.
Bicycle parking/racks are provided in the north section of the garage. There is no charge for bicycle parking.
The entry clearance at Oxford Garage is 6 feet, 8 inches.
|Telegraph Channing Garage
The Telegraph Channing Garage (formerly the Sather Gate Garage) is located just two blocks from the UC Berkeley Campus. One-half block west of Telegraph Avenue, with entrances on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way, the Telegraph Channing Garage is convenient to shops, restaurants, Telegraph Avenue and the UC campus.
The Telegraph Channing Garage is open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday, on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., except major holidays. The Telegraph Channing Garage also has a total of six (6) EV 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. Find Telegraph Channing Garage parking rate details by clicking here.
The entry clearance at Telegraph Channing Garage is 6 feet, 8 inches.
|Center Street Garage (Closed)
||The Center Street Garage closed its doors on June 30, 2016, to begin a major reconstruction effort. The shutdown will last 14 months as a larger, state-of-the-art facility is constructed on the site of the existing garage. Click here for project updates and information about alternative downtown parking locations.
Disabled Placard and License Plate Holder Parking
A 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 here. 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
The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street). This parking lot uses pay-and-display pay stations for payment. These machines require a minimum 12 minute purchase of $0.30 for all credit card (only) transactions. Parking spaces in this lot may be used for up to 4 hours. This lot is convenient to UC Berkeley Campus, downtown shops, restaurants and theaters located in the Shattuck and University Avenue areas. The Berkeley Way Lot is open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
During the reconstruction of the Center Street Garage, attendant "stack parking" will be offered at the Berkeley Way Lot between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. At these locations, patrons will be directed to double park behind occupied parking stalls, and leave their keys with the attendants before continuing on to their destinations.
Parking Rate & Time Limit:
$2.25/per hour for up to 4 hours of parking
7 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday to Saturday
The Elmwood Parking Lot is on Russell Street just west of College Avenue. This parking lot uses pay-and-display pay stations for payment. The machines require a minimum 12 minute purchase of $0.30 for credit card transactions only. Parking spaces in the lot may be used for up to 3 hours. This lot is convenient to Elmwood District shops, restaurants and the movie theater located on College Avenue.
Parking Rate & Time Limit:
$2.00/per hour for up to 3 hours of parking
7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday