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, please use the Google Maps 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. $3.00 per Hour $25.00 Max. per Day
Lot #2 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $3.00 per Hour $25.00 Max. per Day
Lot #3 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. $2.00 per Hour $25.00 Max. per Day
Lot #4 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. $1.00 per Hour $5.00 Max. per Day

Payment is required in each lot only during the respective 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 3 hours free in the downtown parking lots. More information and card applications can be found one the Parking for Residents page.

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 and applications can be found on the Parking for Commuters page.

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