Temporary Parking Restrictions

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Resident-Only Halloween Permit Parking Program

The City of Goleta’s temporary parking restrictions program for on-street parking returns for Isla Vista’s Halloween weekend event. This program is designed to enhance the safety of your neighborhood during the event. Each household in the affected neighborhoods (see map below) will be issued two permits for residents to park on the street during Halloween. Residents are encouraged to park in their garages or driveways as well, where no permit is needed. Only vehicles with valid permits will be able to park on the streets in this area from:

7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st to 7:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1st
7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1st to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2nd
7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, November 3rd

Please note that since Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, the parking permit program will be in affect one additional night.

Any vehicle, resident or guest, without a permit will be cited and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

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What area does this program cover? Hollister Avenue to the southern City limit (generally Whittier Drive), from Cannon Green Drive (including those cul-de-sac streets on the west side of Cannon Green Drive) to Storke Road.

How do I get my permit? Permits will be delivered via U.S. mail by October 22nd to residents of the affected areas. If you do not receive yours, please contact the City of Goleta at 805-690-5119 to make arrangements for a replacement.

Is there a permit fee? No. 

What should I do with the permit once I receive it? Each permit has an address and permit number listed.  Write in the license plate number of the vehicle you plan to park on the street. Tape the permit to the inside of the driver’s side window by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st .

I have more than two vehicles that need to be parked on the street.  Can I obtain another permit? Yes, with proof of insurance or vehicle ownership. Come to City Hall Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to pick up additional permits. Please be sure to bring your proof of insurance or vehicle ownership. Permits must be picked up prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 31st.  

I have a guest coming into town during this weekend, can they be issued a permit?  No. This program is for our residents-only. Your guest can park in your driveway and you can use a permit to park your vehicle on the street.

Will access to my neighborhood be restricted? No road access will be restricted. Message boards will be placed at the entrances of the affected areas. Law enforcement officers and tow trucks will be visible during the weekend as these parking restrictions are enforced.

My child has an activity at Girsh Park over the weekend, where should I park? Over 2,750 parking spaces are available in the Girsh parking lots and at Camino Real Marketplace. Please use one of these spaces to avoid having your vehicle towed.

A vehicle is parked on my street without a permit, who should I call? Please call
the non-emergency number for the police at 805-683-2724, and the dispatcher will take the information and route it to a deputy for action.

I live outside this area and have seen the impacts in my neighborhood.  What can be done about the parking and other nuisances related to the Isla Vista Halloween event?  The City has been working with UCSB and the County of Santa Barbara to address the impacts on our community. If you have feedback, please send it to neighborhoodservices@cityofgoleta.org. 

For all other questions, please contact the City's Neighborhood Services Department at 805-690-5119.