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Resident Parking Passcards

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About Resident Parking Passcards

Sausalito Resident Parking Passcard

  • Drivers living within Sausalito City limits are eligible to purchase a parking card that allows them to receive up to three hours of free parking in public lots before 6:00 p.m. in the evening
  • Residents using the public lots after 6:00 p.m. may use their card to get additional hours of free, evening parking

How to Apply for a Resident Parking Passcard

  • 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 the City Limits of Sausalito, 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
  • If you are submitting an application by mail, please make checks payable to City of Sausalito; do not include cash
  • You may submit your application and supporting documents in-person or by mail
  • The Sausalito Parking Authority is located at 29 Caledonia Street, Sausalito CA 94965
  • Business hours are currently Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

How The Resident Parking Passcard Works

  • An enrolled resident will pay for their parking time using their valid resident parking passcard.
  • Once parked, a resident will head to a parking pay station to purchase time for their parking space.
  • Depending on the time of day, you may be invoiced for overages:
    • Before 6:00 p.m., a resident may purchase up to 3-hours per day at no cost to the card holder. If a parking passcard is used to purchase more than the allotted 3-hours of free parking per day, an invoice will be generated and each additional hour will be billed as an "overage" at the posted parking lot rate.
    • After 6:00 p.m., a resident may purchase an unlimited amount of parking at no cost to the card holder. 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 for expired meter/space being issued

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 unusable in a parking pay station you may apply for a replacement resident parking passcard following the standard application process.
  • Please note there is only one active card allowed per person – when a card is reported lost, stolen, or is replaced, it will be deactivated and will no longer be accepted at any pay station.


  • If you have additional questions regarding the Sausalito Resident Parking Passcard, please contact the Sausalito Parking Authority at (415) 289-4170 or