There are 3 preferential zones within the City of Arcata (Zone A, Zone B, Zone C). These zones are enforced year-round. The streets in these zones are designated with signs limiting parking from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Saturdays, Sundays. Permits are not valid in 2-hour or 4-hour zones.
Preferential Parking Permits are renewable online. Visit PayMyCite.com/Arcata and select the link to "Permits." Convenience fees will apply for all credit card transactions. If you are unable to apply for a permit online, please complete the application and mail to:
Arcata Police Department
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Residential/Business Parking Permit Fee
1st permit - free
2nd permit - free
3rd permit - $15
4th permit - $20
5th Permit - $25 (maximum of 5 per residence)
Guest permits - $15 (one per residence)
Verification Documents that Must be Submitted with Application (on-line, mail or in person)
- Residential Permits - Proof of residency (copy of lease, Utility bill, property tax, etc), legal photo id, and current vehicle registration.
- Guest Permits - Proof of residency (copy of lease, Utility bill, property tax, etc) and legal photo id.
- Business Permits - Copy of business license and list of employees on company letterhead.