Resident Parking Passcards

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About Resident Parking Passcards

Sausalito Resident Parking Passcard

  • Drivers living within Sausalito City limits are eligible to apply for a Sausalito Resident Parking Passcard which allows them to receive up to three hours of free parking in public parking lots before 6:00 p.m. each day
  • Residents using their Resident Parking Passcard in the  public parking lots after 6:00 p.m. may get additional hours of free, evening parking each day

How to Apply for a Resident Parking Passcard

Download an Application 

  • Download and complete the Resident Parking Passcard Application, then submit the application along with the supporting documentation to the Sausalito Parking Authority during business hours or by mail
  • Please note that applications will be reviewed after submission, prior to the issuance of a new Resident Parking Passcard
  • You will need the following documents to support your application form:
    • Proof of residency within Sausalito City Limits, showing your name and your residential address
      • Examples include copies of lease agreement, property tax statement, or utility bill (PG&E, etc.)
    • A copy of your driver's license
    • The current DMV registrations for any vehicles you would like to register to your account
  • A $10 application fee will be charged to process new or replacement card applications
    • Make checks or money orders payable to the City of Sausalito
    • If you are submitting an application by mail please do not include cash

Submit your Complete Application 

  • Submit your complete application along with all supporting documents:
    • In-person at the Sausalito Parking Authority Parking Office, located at the Sausalito Police Department, Mon.-Thurs. from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • The Parking Office is closed to the public while the Shelter-in-Place Public Health Order is in effect.
    • By email to or by mail to the following address:

Sausalito Police Department
Attn: Sausalito Parking Authority
29 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965 

How The Resident Parking Passcard Works

  • An enrolled resident will pay for their parking using their valid resident parking passcard:
    • Pull into a public parking lot downtown and park within the lines of a valid parking space
      • Make sure to note the space number before paying for parking
    • Pre-payment for parking is due upon arriving in the public parking lot, head to a pay station right after parking your vehicle
      • During posted operational hours payment is required during the full duration of your parking session, you may be cited for 'expired space' if your parking time runs out before removing your vehicle from the parking lot
    • Follow the instructions in the parking pay stations and use the Resident Parking Passcard as your payment method
      • Swipe the parking card in the credit card reader until it begins to process the payment
    • Once the receipt prints, place in on the dashboard of your vehicle
      • If no receipt prints the transaction may have failed, please try the transaction again and note if the pay station displays an error message
  • Depending on the time of day, you receive different benefits:
    • Before 6:00 p.m.
      • A resident may use their resident parking passcard to purchase up to 3-hours of free parking at no cost
      • If used to purchase more than the allotted 3-hours of free parking per day, an invoice will be generated; each additional hour or fraction thereof will be billed as an "overage" at the posted parking lot hourly rate
    • After 6:00 p.m.
      • A resident may use their resident parking passcard to purchase an unlimited amount of free parking at no cost, up until the end of the operational hours
      • Parking time purchased after 6:00 p.m. is not applied against the 3-hour (before 6:00 p.m.) daily total, so it will not be included in any overage invoicing or billing, thus providing free parking after 6:00 p.m. in the public parking lots

Important Note Regarding Resident Parking Passcard Use after 6:00 p.m.

  • During the operational hours of the municipal parking lots downtown, there must be a valid payment for any space occupied by a vehicle for the full duration said vehicle occupies that space
  • The operational hours of Municipal Parking Lots #1-3 extend until 10:00 p.m. in the evening
    • Any vehicles parking in those lots after 6:00 p.m. must comply with the above regulation or that vehicle will be in violation and subject to citation
  • This policy extends to all Sausalito residents as well
    • Residents are expected, like all customers, to pre-pay for their full parking session in advance; all customers may extend their parking time by returning to a pay station and purchasing additional parking time as needed
  • As stated above, failure to purchase sufficient parking time for your parking session may result in a parking citation on your vehicle for expired space

Replacing a Resident Parking Passcard

  • Report a lost or stolen passcard to the Sausalito Parking Authority by email at or by phone at (415) 289-4170
    • It is important to report a lost or stolen resident parking passcard as soon as possible
    • While the card is no long in your possession you may still be responsible for any and all charges made by that card until it is reported lost or stolen
    • Notify the Sausalito Parking Authority once you notice the passcard is no longer in your possession so it may be deactivated immediately
  • If you suspect your resident parking passcard is damaged and is no longer usable in a parking pay station you may apply for a replacement resident parking passcard following the standard application process
  • Important Notes!
    • An enrolled resident may only have one active passcard at any time
    • If a passcard is reported lost, stolen, or is replaced, it will be deactivated
      • Once deactivated a passcard will not work at a parking pay station


  • If you have additional questions regarding the Sausalito Resident Parking Passcard, please contact the Sausalito Parking Authority at (415) 289-4116 or