Public Parking Lots

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About Public Parking Lots in Sausalito

  • There are four paid public parking lots in the immediate downtown Sausalito area
    • Lots #1-4 are pre-paid parking lots, payment is required in advance for your parking session
    • Pay for parking at a pay station when you arrive, right after you park your car in a numbered space
    • Parking time may be extended at any time, at any pay station
  • A fifth public parking lot, at the foot of Locust Street, offers short-term free parking
    • Lot #5 allows 3 hours of free parking from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., every day
    • Parking is restricted to permit holders only in this lot from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., every day
    • Information on Lot #5 permits can be found on our Parking for Commuters page
  • Parking lot locations, rates and hours of operation are provided in the Google map below

Public Parking Lot Locations

  • Sausalito's four off-street paid public parking lots are located directly in the downtown Sausalito area, close to restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • For directions to a specific public parking lot please use customized Google Map below:

Paid Parking Lot Rates and Hours of Enforcement

  • The pre-paid parking lots have specific parking rates and hours of enforcement, see table below:
Lot Hours of Operation Rate per Hour Maximum per Day
Lot #1 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $4.00 per Hour $40.00 Max. per Day
Lot #2 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $4.00 per Hour $40.00 Max. per Day
Lot #3 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $3.00 per Hour $30.00 Max. per Day
Lot #4 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $2.00 per Hour $25.00 Max. per Day
  • Payment is required in each lot only during the hours of operation listed above
    • There is no charge for parking outside of these hours
    • These hours and rates are subject to change

Paying for Parking Remotely

  • Parking in the public parking lots can be purchased remotely using a credit or debit card through the Parkmobile service
  • Accessing Parkmobile requires both a touch-tone/smartphone and phone/internet service

Sausalito Residents Get Discounts in Public Parking Lots

  • Sausalito residents that live within Sausalito City Limits may apply for a Resident Parking Passcard which allows them to park for up to three hours free in the downtown parking lots

Commuters Get Discounted Daily Parking Rates

  • Commuters to and from downtown Sausalito may apply for a Daily Parking Card that will allow them to purchase all day parking at a reduced rate in Public Parking Lots #3 & #4

More Information

  • Any questions about parking in Sausalito may be directed to the Sausalito Parking Authority at (415) 289-4170 or
  • Please see our Staff Directory for the contact information of individual staff members