Parking Information

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Balboa Peninsula Trolley - On Saturday, June 17, the Balboa Peninsula Trolley will officially begin service. As part of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s Community Based Transit Circulators Program, the free trolley service will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, September 3, as well as the Fourth of July, making 19 stops along the peninsula. Riders may park in the green striped spaces at the lower Hoag Hospital lot (Hoag Drive and West Coast Highway) or may also hop on at any designated stop. With room for bicycles, surfboards and beach gear, the trolley will offer a fun alternative travel method for residents and visitors alike. For updated route information and more, please check out - Pay for parking in city lots and meters from your phone.  Using Parkmobile phone payments allows you to add time without returning to your vehicle.  This FREE service also provides meter expiration reminders.  Register today online and save time when parking.   Click here to see a video on how to set up and use Parkmobile application. Click here for a printable Parkmobile Quick Tips.

Parking Meter Operations - Includes contact information for reporting broken meter.

Parking Lots and Meters- Find information on specific City lots and meters such as; location, fees, and hours of operation.  Most parking meters require payment from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. Hours of operation are posted on meter head, pay station or signage. Balboa Pier lot requires payment 24 hours a day.  Disabled persons displaying a valid placard can park at any meter or pay station without charge, except at the Corona del Mar (no discount) and Balboa Pier (50% discount) parking lots. Meter zones and fees are established by Municipal Code Sections 12.44.020 and 12.44.040

Interactive Parking Map - Use the interactive map to find the most convenient parking for your destination.  It also identifies blue and silver meter poles.

Parking Permits - The City offers several parking permits for residents, businesses and visitors.  We are developing a new web page for online parking permit sales.

Parking Citations - Parking citation payments are due 21 days from the date of issuance. Fines not paid within the 21 days are subject to a late fee and prohibit the contesting of a citation.  You can pay or appeal your citation online. You may contest a parking citation by requesting an Administrative Review within 21 days of the citation issue date. For quickest response, use our online appeal system.

Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations - The City of Newport Beach has encouraged the efforts on being “Green” by installing electrical vehicle charging stations at the Civic Center parking structure located at 100 Civic Center Dr. Three ChargePoint charging stations are located at the very top of the parking structure. Each charging station has Level I (120V, 16A, NEMA 5-20R) and Level II (208V/240V, 30A, J1772 connector) charging options. Each station is capable of charging 2 vehicles simultaneously, one at each level. EV drivers can check to see if the charging stations are available by going to or downloading the ChargePoint phone app. ChargePoint also networks with some in-dash navigation units. Charging stations may be accessed by using a ChargePoint America card or calling ChargePoint, Toll Free: 1-888-758-4389 (24 hours a day). Rates are $0.20 per kWh.  You can create an account for ChargePoint by clicking here.