Off Street Parking (Garages & Lots)
The City of Berkeley owns and operates three public parking garages and two off-street parking lots. The Center Street, Telegraph Channing and Oxford parking facilities are all conveniently located and fully automated parking garages. 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.
The surface parking lots are the Berkeley Way Lot located on Berkeley Way between Milvia and Shattuck Avenue and the Elmwood Lot on Russell Street just west of College Avenue. Both parking lots use pay-and-display IPS pay stations for parking fee payments. The pay stations accept coins and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).
Parking Information Contacts
LAZ Parking Inc., a private contractor, manages daily operations for the three City garages. Contact information is:
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, 8:30AM - 4PM, holidays and reduced service days excepted.
Danette Perry, Parking Services Manager
The Center Street Parking Garage is located downtown at 2025 Center Street between Milvia and Shattuck. This garage is convenient to downtown shops, theaters, restaurants and other businesses and cultural attractions. It also has an entrance on Addison Street to better serve the theater and arts district. Center Street Garage is open from 5:15 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 7a.m. to midnight on Saturday, noon to midnight on Sunday except major holidays. Find Center Street Garage parking rates by clicking here. Designated motorcycle parking provided, or motorcycles may park in regular marked spaces throughout the garage. Hourly rates are in effect.
Center Street Garage also contains two electric City CarShare vehicles and public charging stations for electric vehicles. Accessible modern electric vehicle charging stations, currently available without an additional fee, are located on the upper level of the 1st floor and on the 4th floor next to the elevators. The 4th floor charging location provides accessibility for all users and includes a small paddle inductive charger. Click here for more EV charging information.
Bicycle parking is provided (racks) located on level 1A. There is no charge for bicycle parking.
The Center Street Garage will be reconstructed beginning in late July 2016.
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 through 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. Find Telegraph Channing Garage parking rate details by clicking here.
Designated motorcycle parking is located on level 2A, or motorcycles may park in regular marked spaces throughout the garage.
Hourly rates are in effect.
The entry clearance at Telegraph Channing Garage is 6 feet, 8 inches.
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 8:00 a.m. to midnight, except major holidays. Find Oxford Garage parking rate details by clicking here The Oxford Garage also contains a City CarShare vehicle.
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.
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 IPS pay station machines 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 8 hours. This lot is convenient to UC Berkeley Campus, downtown shops, restaurants and theaters located in the Shattuck and University Avenue areas.
Parking Rate & Time Limit:
$2.00/per hour for up to 8 hours of parking
The Elmwood Parking Lot is on Russell Street just west of College Avenue. This parking lot uses IPS pay station machines 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 maximum. This lot is convenient to Elmwood District specialty shops, restaurants and the theater located on College Avenue.
Parking Rate & Time Limit:
$2.00/per hour for up to 3 hours of parking