Welcome to SBP, where your parking experience has been upgraded with new payment options. Choose one of the following:

Pay by Kiosk

Parking kiosks located in the lots accept credit cards only.
Cash is accepted at the parking kiosk located in front of Door #2 at the terminal.

Remember to have your license plate #, phone number, and payment method with you for entry at kiosk.

Credit Cards Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Pin-Less Debit Cards

Cash accepted at Kiosk in front of Door #2 at the Terminal

$100 bills and coins are not accepted

Kiosks DO NOT give change

Pay by Text

Text ParkSBP to 727563

**When using the Pay by Text feature, parking payment links are sent via SMS by Flowbird (Start my Parking). Message and data rates may apply. One message per request. View Florbird Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Pay by App

Download the Flowbird app to your mobile phone

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Parking Receipts

Please use the button below to request a copy of your parking receipt through our online portal.

LOT 1, 2, 3 and 4



Daily: $20.00
Hourly: $2.00/hour
Disabled Daily: $13.00

Map showing parking lot locations at SBP airport
*Lot 4 has designated disabled parking spaces close to the elevator and access ramp, but you may park in any open space in any lot with a permit and valid plate/placard.

Pay by Text

Pay by Kiosk

How to use App

Parking FAQ’s

Where can I find accessible (ADA) parking?

Accessible parking spaces are available in lot 4, near the accessible ramp. Only vehicles that display a Disability Parking Placard or Disability License Plate issued by the State may use these spaces. If no accessible spaces are available, you may park in any available space. Vehicles parked in accessible spots without displaying the proper requirements will be cited and towed at the owner’s expense. The disabled daily parking fee is $13 with a valid ADA plate or placard and is required for all ADA parking including parking in ADA spaces.

If you need your placard on your trip, the airport allows you to make a copy of your placard and place it on your dashboard.

Can I extend my parking session by using my phone?

If the user pays by text or by App you will get a reminder 15 minutes prior to your session ending. The user will receive a text notification with the availability to extend at that time. Additionally, if the user starts the session at the kiosk and enters their phone number, they will get a reminder 15 minutes prior to their session ending with a text link to extend.

Is there a cell phone waiting lot?

Yes! Lot 5 currently serves as both a cell phone waiting lot and overflow parking. If you are waiting to pick up a traveler, please stay with your vehicle while parked in the waiting lot. For long-term parking, the same stipulations for permits apply—one must hold a valid permit, or be subject to citation.

Does the Airport offer annual parking permits?

The Airport has a limited number of annual parking permits with availability subject to the discretion of the Airport Director. For more information, please contact Airport Administration at

What if I am issued a citation?

Parking citations issued for exceeding your purchased days of parking can be avoided by utilizing Pay by Text, the Parking App, or entering your phone number if purchasing a permit at a parking kiosk. All three options allow you to extend your parking session remotely before it expires and a citation is issued.  Information regarding payment of citations can be located on the citation itself, though Airport Administration is happy to answer questions if you contact us at 805-781-4323.

What if I need a parking refund?

Parking refunds are only issued for machine error, or flight delays or cancellations. They must be requested within 72 hours of the original purchase with a proof-of-purchase receipt. Refund requests for the unused portion of paid parking must be accompanied by airline documentation of the canceled flight. Cash refunds are issued by the County of San Luis Obispo and require a signed Payment Request form. Please contact Airport Administration directly at for refund requests and additional information.

Do I need to display my receipt/permit on my dashboard?

You no longer need to display a kiosk receipt/permit on your dashboard. Our new pay-by-plate system registers your open parking session based on the license plate number entered.  Parking kiosks no longer issue paper receipts. You can receive a receipt via text message by inputting your phone number at the kiosk or using the convenient text-to-park payment option. If you choose to pay via the Flowbird app, the application stores your receipt and can be sent to you via email.