I have to leave my car for an extend time, where do I park?
There are no public parking areas available to accommodate long-term vehicle parking; moreover, there is a 72-hour parking restriction within Sausalito City Limits:
This restriction is enforced on public streets and public parking areas and requires vehicles to be moved every three days
The restriction does not apply to private parking areas, including driveways or carports
We encourage you to find other accommodations for your long-term parking needs, for example:
Major airports have long-term parking lots with competitive parking rates
The Marin Airporter provides overnight parking in a secure lot at their 1081 Andersen Drive location in San Rafael
You may also have someone you trust move your vehicle while you are away, if you choose to leave it parked on the street
Where should I park my car overnight?
We suggest you utilize the street parking or pre-pay parking lots to park overnight
Alternatively, if you are visiting a Sausalito resident, you may be able to use their guest parking privileges to park in permit zones where necessary; for more information on guest parking permits, either contact the resident or check out our Resident Parking Areas pages
You may park your car in any pre-pay parking lot or metered space after their posted hours with no charge
Payment will be required once enforcement resumes the next morning
Enforcement times are posted at the entrance to each lot and on each parking meter downtown
Free parking spaces can be found throughout Sausalito and in parts of its downtown before 11:00 a.m. every day; these spaces generally have short time limits (two hours or less)
Finding free parking after 12:00 p.m. in the downtown or surrounding areas is difficult, especially on a warm summer day or holiday
For more information on free parking in Sausalito, check out the Street Parking page
What does it cost to park on the street?
We charge $1.50 per hour, up to a maximum of three consecutive hours; rates are subject to change: the current rate is displayed on the parking meter screen
Meters are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day
For more information on street parking, check out the Street Parking page
You may prepay for parking if you arrive before 9:00 a.m.; either deposit coins or swipe your credit/debit card to begin
The meter screen will display the amount of time you are purchasing, which includes the hours/minutes until 9:00 a.m.; this may be confusing at first: we encourage you to confirm that the expiration time is correctly displayed before walking away
Can I park overnight at any of the City Parks?
No, overnight parking is not allowed at any of the City parks.