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Department of Transportation
200 E. Santa Clara St.
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-3850
Fax:     (408) 292-6092

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parking Meters
Parking MetersSan José has approximately 2,600 on-street parking spaces. Half are located in the downtown area, and the other half are in the HP Arena, Japantown, San José State University, and the county civic center areas.

Parking meters serve an important role by increasing the turnover of on-street parking spaces. This benefits both the patron searching for available curbside parking and the adjacent businesses.

Time Limits
The time limit for meters in San José varies from 12 minutes up to 4 hours, with the majority being set for one hour. The maximum time limit for a specific meter is indicated on the meter and by posted street signs.

To report a possible broken meter, please call (408) 534-2922.