An ANNUAL PARKING PERMIT(Blue Pole) entitles a motor vehicle to occupy a SINGLE parking space in designated areas of the City of Newport Beach, without paying a parking fee at certain municipal lots or paid spaces that display a painted “A” symbol at foot of parking space. The map at the bottom of this page shows parking locations. This permit is NOT valid in parking spaces NOT marked with an "A" symbol or parking lots with a posted sign that states: “NO ANNUAL PERMIT.”
Permits are valid from January 1 to December 31. Permits are issued to a vehicle and are not transferable.
The 2023 Annual Permit fees are as follows. If purchased during:
January 1 through September 30: $202.75
October 1 through December 31: $ 50.75
Permits may be purchased on the internet at: nb.getapermit.net or in person at Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Dr. Bay A, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Permits purchased online can be mailed or picked up at civic center. It is highly recommended that permits be purchased online for fastest service.
• PERMIT DECALS MUST BE PROPERLY DISPLAYED TO BE VALID. PERMITS MUST BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE LOWER RIGHT (PASSENGER) CORNER OF THE INSIDE OF THE FRONT WINDSHIELD. Vehicles may be subject to citation if the permit is not clearly visible or not permanently affixed. In order to affix the parking permit to the windshield: 1) Fold permit in the middle and peel off the backing; 2) Place the permit in the lower right (passenger) corner of the inside windshield; and 3) Press firmly to affix the permit to the windshield.
• Senior Discount: Persons 65 years of age or older may purchase one permit at half price for a vehicle registered to and driven by person requesting permit. The following information must be presented in order to purchase the half price permit: 1) Valid California Driver’s License; 2) Proof of vehicle registration; 3) Vehicle license plate number.
• Military Discount: Persons who have served or are serving in the United States military may purchase one permit at a 25% discount for a vehicle registered to and driven by person requesting permit. The following information must be presented in order to purchase the reduced price permit: 1) Valid California Driver’s License; 2) Proof of vehicle registration; 3) Vehicle license plate number; 4) Acceptable proof of military service.
• The City of Newport Beach does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen parking permits.
• Permits may be re-issued if a vehicle is sold, transferred or if the windshield is replaced. A $12.00 permit replacement fee is required along with, proof of purchase of the original permit, proof of sale or transfer of the vehicle, or proof of windshield replacement. The original permit must also be returned.
• PARKING PERMIT IS NOT VALID ON A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT IS 84 INCHES OR MORE IN WIDTH AND MORE THAN 84 INCHES IN HEIGHT OR MORE THAN 20 FEET IN LENGTH OR WITHOUT A WINDSHIELD.
• Some municipal parking spaces have a maximum length of 18 feet which must be observed.
• Resolution No. 2022-53 provides that two or more violations by the permittee within a 12-month period, related to the vehicle listed on the Parking Permit, shall result in revocation of Parking Permit does not allow violation of parking regulations. All posted parking regulations, including time limit restrictions, will be enforced.
• Permits do not establish any parking priority. Entry is prohibited when "LOT FULL" signs are posted at the Balboa Municipal Parking Lot and/or the Corona del Mar Beach Parking lot.
• Annual permits are not valid for overnight parking (defined as 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.), at the Balboa Municipal Parking Lot. Annual permits are not valid at Palm lot, East Ocean Front lot, Marcus lot of 15th St lot.
NOTICE: LOCK YOUR VEHICLE AND SECURE ITS CONTENTS. As a material term in exchange for renting parking space, you agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless the City of Newport Beach, its officials, officers, agents, representatives, volunteers, employees, contractors, commissions, committees, foundations, and other such persons or bodies (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability for claims, demands, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees and costs, that are caused by, arise out of, in connection with, or result from your rent of parking space, except to the extent of the Released Parties’ gross negligence or willful misconduct.