Parking and permits

Available permits
There are 3 categories of parking permits available for the city of Menlo Park. Please select one of the following categories for more information:
Pay for parking
In parking plazas 1 and 5, new pay for parking machines have been installed. This is a pay by space format, so you can interact with any of the machines in that plaza to pay for your space. Your first 2 hours are still free, but if you plan to stay longer, you can now purchase extra time utilizing these machines. View the pay for parking instructions online.
Overnight parking permits
Overnight parking permits can be purchased in person at the Police Department or online through PayPal below:
  • You must live within the city limits of Menlo Park; check before you purchase if you are unsure since there are no refunds.
  • Absolutely no refunds will be given.
  • Permits purchased online will be mailed out the following city business day, not including weekends and holidays, and must be mailed to a Menlo Park address within the city limits (no business address or P.O. Box). Make sure you include your apartment number if you have one.
  • Limit of 50 permits per household: January through June, and another 50 from July through December. Do not attempt to purchase more than your allotted amount.