The City of Oceanside provides access to our expansive beaches and quaint harbor with several conveniently located City parking lots. Each parking lot has specific guidelines based upon local activity. Please view the map below for locations and guidelines.
To request and purchase a parking permit online please click on the following link and follow the instructions:
You will be asked to create a user ID and password, upload government ID, vehicle registration and proof of Oceanside residency if the ID and registration do not have an Oceanside address. Once the application is approved, you can log back in and pay for the permit. At the time of payment, you can choose to have the permit mailed to you or be ready for pickup in the office.
The Annual Beach Permit Program allows patrons to park in the beach and harbor pay lots without having to pay the parking fees. The cost of the parking permit is $100 for permanent residents and $200 for non-residents, and they are valid for one year between the months of July through June. Permits are not valid during posted Special Events. Current vehicle registration and proof of residency is required. Other lot restrictions apply.
There are two types of beach permits offered:
Residential permits are issued to people who live in the following qualifying area:
Pacific Street north of Tyson Street to Ninth Street/Breakwater, with the exception of the west side of Pacific Street between First Street/Seagaze and Fifth Street/Sportfisher, which is presently designated a “No Parking Zone”; Myers Street north of Tyson Street to Fifth Street/Sportfisher; and the portions of the following streets west of the railroad tracks: Eighth/Neptune, Seventh/Windward, Sixth/Surfrider, Fifth/Sportfisher, Fourth/Civic Center, Third/Pier View, Mission, First/Seagaze, Tyson, Fir, Pine, Elm, Ash, and Oak and Wisconsin (north side only).
Permits will be issued only to permanent residents of eligible dwelling units. An eligible dwelling unit is defined as: “ A dwelling unit with an address on a street included in the Beach Parking Meter Area or on The South Strand (between Tyson and Wisconsin Streets) where the resident of the dwelling unit can demonstrate that adequate on-site, off-street parking for vehicles owned by the resident is not available. (Multi-family dwellings of 25 or more units which provide guest parking shall not be eligible for guest parking permits).”
Residential Permits are $10 per permit.
North Coast Village and San Miguel Condos do not qualify, per City Ordinance.
There are two types of residential permits: