The City of Newport Beach operates numerous parking lots throughout the City. Be sure to check out the G.I.S. interactive mapping application that shows all available parking options and their locations. Many of the lots offer free parking while those near the beach and business districts are metered. Approximately 2600-metered parking spaces are provided and the meter rates range from $.75 to $1.50 per hour. Some meters are equipped to take payment by credit card and some have the option to pay by phone (via Park Mobile). There is no fee to the consumer for credit card transactions at meters or pay stations accepting credit cards. At meters with the pay by phone option, there is however, a 35 cent consumer charge per transaction.
The Balboa Pier lot is located at Palm and Balboa Blvd. on the Balboa Peninsula. Cars are 50 cents every 20 minutes to a maximum of $15.00 per day. Recreational vehicles are 50 cents every 20 minutes to a maximum of $15.00 per day per space occupied. Camping or sleeping in vehicle is not allowed. Parking for up to seven days is allowed at the Balboa Pier Lot, which is convenient for those heading to Catalina Island. On Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day parking is $25.00 per space flat rate. Buses are $50.00 for up to 24 passengers and $100.00 for 25 passengers or more.
The Corona del Mar parking lot is located just south of the intersection of Jasmine and Ocean Blvd in Corona del Mar. Cars are $15.00 per day and recreational vehicles are $15.00 per day per space occupied. On Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day parking is $25.00 per space flat rate. Buses are $ 50.00 for up to 24 passengers and $100.00 for 25 passengers or more. There is no overnight parking at Corona del Mar.
The City has several parking permit programs to accommodate the needs of residents and visitors. The most popular of which are the Annual Permit that allows parking at many meters and the attended lots, and the Master Parking Permit, which allows parking at any location in the City without further payment. To purchase a parking permit, please visit the Customer Service Center, located in City Hall, at 100 Civic Center Drive, or call 949-644-3121.