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Parking Access Revenue Control Systems

Project Introduction

PARCS is an initiative to replace aging parking equipment in 22 city-owned facilities with modern technology. PARCS is a combination of equipment and software that runs a parking facility, such as ticket machines, gate arms, payment machines and camera systems. The new system will be a significant operational upgrade from our existing 16-year old equipment. New software and hardware will: 

  • Improve operations and customer service
  • Replace signage & reviewing traffic flow / operation procedures
  • Make parking easier and more efficient for customers
  • Reduce fraud and handle cases of missing or lost tickets using license plate recognition technology
  • Improve auditing and credit card security to protect customers
  • Improve safety for high pedestrian safety areas with flashing light and audible alarm as vehicles exit facilities
  • Enable real-time data collection, which helps with the implementation of dynamic pricing and universal validation to create a more efficient parking experience for customers

View our Automated License Plate Recognition Policy (ALPR)


22 city-owned facilities will benefit from the PARCS upgrade. Please access this map for the facility locations.


  • Civic Center Garage
  • Polk-Bush Garage
  • Lombard Garage
  • Pierce Garage
  • North Beach Garage
  • Vallejo Garage
  • Portsmouth Square Garage
  • St. Mary's Square Garage
  • Ellis-O'Farrell 
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center  (ZSFGH) Parking Garage 
  • Japan Center Main Garage
  • Japan Center Annex Garage 
  • 16th & Hoff Garage
  • 7th & Harrison Lot
  • Performing Arts Garage
  • Union Square Garage
  • Mission Bartlett Garage
  • Sutter and Stockton Garage
  • Fifth and Mission Garage
  • Golden Gateway Garage
  • Moscone Center Garage


Project Status
Contact Information
Robert Aicardi, Operations Manager