Clean Air Program

Breath easy and park for free

Program benefits

Those displaying a valid Clean Air Permit, which shows they have met the eligibility and paid a $40 fee – have the following benefits in San Jose:

  • Park free at all City of San Jose parking meters, but be sure to adhere to the posted time restrictions.
  • Park free at participating ParkSJ garages: Fourth Street, Third Street, Second & San Carlos and Market & San Pedro.
  • Park free at City of San Jose Parks and Recreation facilities


  • Your vehicle must be registered in San Jose or purchased from a licensed dealership in San Jose.
  • Your vehicle must be eligible for the California Air Resources Board valid State of California Carpool lane sticker. A list of carpool sticker eligible vehicles can be found at
  • Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV) are also eligible.

To join the program

Complete the application, including the following:

  • Copy of the bill of sale
  • Copy of DMV Registration
  • $40 administrative fee, with check made out to “City of San Jose DOT”

Mail the application to the City of San Jose Department of Transportation 200 E. Santa Clara St., CA 95113. Or apply in person at City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., 8th Floor, front desk.