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Street Parking: Free four hour and one hour parking is available along streets adjacent to the San Francisco campus. 

Paid lot (operated by ProPark): 80 parking spaces are available 1140 7th Street (CCA's Backlot).

  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday: 7AM - 11 PM
  • Daily Rate: $12 per day (maximum), payment by credit card, cash not accepted.
  • Monthly Rate: $180 per month. Available online, please select "Ca. College of the Arts" from the drop down menu and follow the prompts, or contact ProPark.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging: A Juice Bar with 2 level 2 chargers is available at no additional fee. EV owners are eligible to receive 50% off the daily rate (-$6 per day). Please see the CCA security desk located at 1111 8th Street for EV charging parking validation.

ADA: parking is available by state permit at the corner of Eighth and Irwin Streets and in the permit only parking lot located at 80 Carolina Street. Only a state issued ADA permit is required to park in these spaces.

The lot located at 80 Carolina street is fully assigned and by permit only. For more information please refer to on campus parking permit policies.


Street Parking: Limited free street parking is available on Clifton Street and other residential streets near the Oakland campus. 

Faculty Parking: Faculty teaching during the current term are eligible for a parking permit that will allow use of the first-come first-served spaces (1-13) on the right hand side of the above ground parking lot on Clifton Street @ Broadway.  To obtain a permit, visit the CCA's Oakland Public Safety Desk (in the Oliver Art Center). 

  • Oakland's Public Safety Desk only issues permits Monday - Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM 

ADA: parking is available by state permit in the front of the faculty parking lot on Clifton Street and on Clifton Street.

The parking garage beneath Clifton Hall is fully assigned and parking is only allowed with a CCA issued permit. For more information please refer to on campus parking permit policies.

First-Year Residential Students - No Vehicles Allowed 

Vehicles are strictly prohibited in the first-year residential community (Clifton Hall, Avenue Apartments & Irwin Hall). First year community residents are required to sign an agreement to this effect and are subject to strict disciplinary procedures if a vehicle they are using is found on or near the Oakland campus.

Students who do not reside in the First Year Community may park on any of the city streets near the campus, but should be careful not to block driveways or crosswalks in the residential community.