Parking for Commuters

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About Parking for Commuters and Downtown Employees

  • If you commute to or from Sausalito, you may be eligible for reduced rates in some of Sausalito's public parking lots
  • Daily Parking Cards provide all-day parking for a reduced rate in some lots
  • Rental Parking Permits are purchased quarterly and allow unlimited parking in some lots

Daily Parking Cards

  • Daily Parking SmartCard

    Daily Parking Cards are designed to allow enrolled daily parkers to park in Public Parking Lots #3 & #4 all day for a flat fee of $4 per parking session
  • To apply, download the Daily Parking Card Application
  • You may submit your completed application and any required supporting documents in-person during business hours, or by mail, to the Sausalito Parking Authority at 29 Caledonia Street
  • Business hours are currently Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Rental Parking Permits

  • Two different types of permits are available for purchase on a quarterly basis: D permits and L permits
  • These permits allow access to all-day parking in one or more public parking lots in Sausalito
  • Permits may be obtained through the Sausalito Parking Authority; please email parking@sausalito.gov or call (415) 289-4170 with questions
  • Permits must be affixed to the rear bumper of the vehicle to which it was assigned

D Permits

  • Cost per vehicle: $260 per calendar quarter
  • Parking Area: these permits allow unlimited parking in Public Parking Lot #3 and Public Parking Lot #4, with overflow parking available in Public Parking Lot #5
  • These permits are available to anyone, including Sausalito residents, non-residents, merchants and employees

L Permits

  • Cost per vehicle:$110 per calendar quarter
  • Parking Area: these permits allow unlimited parking in Public Parking Lot #5, in spaces so designated with "Permit" signs. L permits are only good in this lot and may not be used in any other permit area
  • These permits are available to anyone, including Sausalito residents, non-residents, merchants and employees

D and L Parking Permit Regulations

  • Permit Placement Requirement
    • Vehicle-specific permits are considered valid only when affixed to the driver's side rear bumper
    • Permits are only valid for the vehicle to which it was issued
    • Improperly displayed permits are considered invalid
    • Vehicles with invalid and/or improperly displayed permits will be cited for overtime parking
  • 72-Hour Restriction
    • Displaying a valid parking permit does not exclude a vehicle form the 72-hours parking restriction enforced city-wide
    • You must still move your vehicle every three days or it may be cited and/or towed

More Information

  • For more information, please contact the Sausalito Parking Authority at (415) 289-4170 or parking@sausalito.gov

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