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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

701 OCEAN STREET, ROOM 410, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

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Live Oak Parking Program 2014

The Live Oak Parking Program (LOPP), which was established to provide beach access for visitors and reduce traffic congestion in beach neighborhoods, will begin its 34th season on April 5, 2014, and run through September 1, 2014.  (Area Map) As in previous years, motor vehicles parked in the road right-of-way during this time must display a valid Live Oak Parking Program permit, or a citation will be issued.  Enforcement hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and the following holidays:  Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), Friday, July 4 (Independence Day), and Monday, September 1 (Labor Day), 2014. 

 EARLY PERMIT PICK-UP
LIVE OAK PARKING PROGRAM TRAILER


Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

TYPES OF PERMITS:

OWNERS AND TENANTS RESIDING WITHIN THE LIVE OAK PARKING ZONE (Area Map) may purchase the following types of permits: 

  • RESIDENTIAL PERMITS – Residents may apply for up to five non-transferable residential permits per residence for vehicles (car, motorcycle, or trailer) owned by or registered to the residents at the listed address.  There is no charge for the first two residential permits, and each additional permit costs $8.00 each.  Please use the Resident Permit Application
     
  • GUEST PERMITS – Residents of the permit zone may purchase up to two guest permits per residence for $8.00 each.  The guest permits are transferable between vehicles and valid only when placed in a vehicle parked at or nearby the residence for which the permit has been issued.  Please use the Resident Permit Application (If applying for both residential and guest permits, please submit only one application.)
     
  • RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS – One-day permits are available to zone residents for special events such as yard sales, open houses, and parties.  One-day permits are $5.00 each.  The permits are only valid when placed in a vehicle parked at or nearby the residence for which the permit has been issued.  Please use the residential Special Event Permit Application.
  • NOTE: State Parks permits and/or Santa Cruz Harbor permits are NOT valid in the Live Oak Parking Zone.

Visitors to the Live Oak Parking Zone (Area Map) are eligible for non-transferable permits valid anywhere in the Live Oak Parking zone.  On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays during the season, visitors may purchase permits from the Live Oak Parking Trailer, located at the corner of 9th Avenue and East Cliff Drive, after 10:00 a.m. and before 5:00 p.m.  You may also purchase permits from Live Oak Parking Attendants patrolling the zone.  These permits are non-transferable.

  • SEASONAL VISITOR PERMITS – Cost is $35.00 for each vehicle.  A Seasonal Visitor Permit pays for itself if you plan to visit the Live Oak beaches on five or more enforcement days in 2014.  Seasonal visitor permits are non-transferable and valid anywhere in the Live Oak Parking zone.  When purchasing a permit, be sure to provide a completed permit application for each vehicle.

NEW! Purchase Your 2014 Seasonal Visitor (Vehicle) Permit “ON-LINE” This Year:

 1.       Go On Line – www.permitshq.com/liveoak               2.  U.S. Mail – Mail the application to:

·   Purchase on-line with a major credit card, or                           County of Santa Cruz – Live Oak

·   Print out an application and mail in with a check                       c/o Parking Citation Service Center

                                                                                             P.O. Box 11370

Make checks payable to: County of Santa Cruz                        Santa Ana, Ca. 92711

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NOTE: The following permits are not available for purchase “on-line”.  (See below)

  • DAY PERMITS – One-day permits (hang tags) cost $8.00 for each vehicle.  No application is necessary.   

BUSINESSES must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive business parking permits: (1) Must be located within the Live Oak Parking Permit Zone (Zone Map); (2) Must be open weekends and holidays during the permit season; (3) Must have insufficient on-site parking to accommodate employees and customers.

  • BUSINESS PERMITS – Each business in the permit zone may receive up to five permits at no charge.  Additional permits are $8.00 each and quantities are issued based on the size of the business.  Business permits are transferable between vehicles and valid only when properly displayed on the dash of a vehicle parked at or nearby the business for which the permit has been issued.  Please use the Business Permit Application.

HOW TO APPLY FOR 2014 PERMITS:

  1. U.S. MAILMail your completed application along with check to:    

            Make checks payable to:  County of Santa Cruz

            (Do Not Send Cash in the Mail)

Text Box: County of Santa Cruz 
Live Oak Parking Program
701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060 
 
 

2.  VISIT OUR OFFICE MONDAY through FRIDAY – The Live Oak Parking Program operates from the   County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works Monday through Friday, with a few exceptions as noted below.  Documentation requirements for purchasing permits are the same as if you were visiting us during pre-season sales (see above).

701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Closures:
March 31; May 26; July 4; and September 1, 2014

 

3.  VISIT US DURING PRE-SEASON SALES The LOPP trailer, located at the corner of 9th Avenue and East Cliff Drive (Twin Lakes), will be open on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Friday, April 4, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for early sale and distribution of parking permits.  We strongly encourage you to pick up your permits by Friday, April 4, 2014 before parking enforcement begins on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Please bring your completed permit application and a check for the total permit fees.  Checks should be made payable to the County of Santa Cruz. 

            Special Documentation Requirements:

      • If purchasing residential, guest, or special event permits, you will be required to show a photo ID.  If the address listed on the ID does not match the permit address, proof of residency is also required (such as a current electricity or water bill, rental/lease agreement, mortgage document, or property tax bill in your name). 
      • If purchasing residential permits, please bring a copy of the DMV registration for each/any vehicles that permits are being requested. 
      • If purchasing business permits, owners/employees must show proof of employment with the business (such as a business card, name badge, or pay stub).

 

4.   VISIT THE LOPP TRAILER ON ENFORCEMENT DAYS – Between April 5, 2014 and September 1, 2014 the LOPP trailer, located at the corner of 9th Avenue and East Cliff Drive (Twin Lakes) will be staffed on weekends and legal holidays after 10:00 a.m. and before 5:00 p.m.  Documentation requirements for purchasing permits are the same as if you were visiting us during pre-season sales (see above).

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Parking Program Clerk (Permits)

(831) 454-2990

Parking Program Coordinator

(831) 454-2670

Parking Office Fax Number

(831) 454-2385

Parking Trailer (weekends and holidays only)

(831) 818-8711                   

Email

dpwweb@santacruzcounty.us

Website

www.dpw.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/liveoak.htm

CITATIONS:

In accordance with County Code, Section 9.44.190, the Live Oak Parking Attendants enforce and issue citations for the following violations within the Live Oak Parking Program permit zone during the permit season on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays:

  1. Parking diagonally where posted "Parallel Only" (County Code Section 9.36.010F)
  2. Parking in a “No parking” zone (County Code Section 9.36.010F)
  3. Parking over the white line indicating the shoulder (County Code Section 9.36.010G)
  4. Parking in a bicycle lane (County Code Section 9.36.060)
  5. Parking unlawfully, blocking a driveway (California Vehicle Code 22500E)
  6. Parking without a permit (County Code Section 9.44.200A)
  7. False representation as to eligibility for permit (County Code Section 9.44.200B)
  8. Displaying permit on improper vehicle (County Code Section 9.44.200C)
  9. Displaying counterfeit permit(s) (County Code Section 9.33.200D)

For questions and/or comments, please call the Live Oak Parking Program office at (831) 454-2990, or email dpwweb@santacruzcounty.us.

TO PAY A CITATION:

Payment must be authorized within 21 days of citation issuance to avoid receiving a Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation.  You may pay over the phone at 1-888-281-6465 or online at www.paymycite.com/santacruzcounty.  You may also mail your payment to:

County of Santa Cruz
c/o Parking Citation Service Center
PO Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1923

Failure to postmark a response to a citation within 21 calendar days will result in a Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation being mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.  Failure to respond to this notice will result in an additional penalty fee being assessed and the total citation and penalty fee due being forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  The DMV will refuse to renew the vehicle’s registration until all outstanding fees have been paid in full.

TO CONTEST A CITATION:

If you believe a citation was received in error, you may request an administrative review of the citation.  You may download the administrative review form at https://www.paymycite.com/contest_index.aspx or call 1-888-281-6465 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, to request a form be mailed to youThe administrative review form must be postmarked within 21 days of citation issuance to avoid receiving a Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation.  Please mail the administrative review form and any relevant documentation to:

County of Santa Cruz
c/o Parking Citation Service Center
PO Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1923

For additional information about the initial and administrative review process, please navigate to https://www.paymycite.com/contest_index.aspx.