No, overnight parking is not allowed at any of the City parks.
Can I pay for multiple days of parking in a parking lot?
Yes, you may pay to park for up to 72 consecutive hours in our parking lots
Using the Parkmobile service, you may register your vehicle and pay for your parking with a credit card over the phone, over the internet, or by using a downloadable app
For more information, check out the public parking lots page for detailed descriptions of rates, parkmobile zone numbers, and our parking lot locations
How long can I leave my car parked in Sausalito?
As a general rule street parking is restricted to either 1-hour, 2-hour or 3-hour time limits in our downtown area
Outside of the immediate downtown area, these restrictions are more relaxed; some areas adjacent to the downtown area have no daily time limits
Like most cities in the State of California, Sausalito enforces a 72-hour parking time limit
This restrictions applies to every vehicle, parked on any public street or in any public parking space or area, within Sausalito City Limits
Unless otherwise indicated by nearby regulatory signage, all public spaces or areas within the City of Sausalito will require a vehicle to move at least every 72-hours
Vehicles found in violation of this restriction may be cited and/or impounded
This restriction does not apply to off-street garages, drive ways or private parking
I have a bicycle, where do I park?
You are encouraged to park your bicycle at existing bicycle racks only
In Summer, during peak bicycle tourist months, there are restrictions on where you may park your bicycle in the downtown Sausalito area
During these months, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m, bicycle parking is limited to designated bicycle parking areas or existing fixed bike racks
Bicycles found parked or locked/chained to objects outside of the designated parking areas and fixed bike racks may be subject to being impounded-in-place and will require a release fee payment
For more information, please check out our page on bicycle parking in Sausalito.
I have a boat/boat trailer, where do I park?
Certain areas of Sausalito prohibit boat/boat trailer parking at all times, all other areas are subject to City-wide regulations that restrict boat/boat trailer parking to certain hours of the day
No boat/boat trailer parking is allowed in the public streets and lots directly adjacent to the Turney Street Boat Ramp and boat/boat trailer parking is prohibited at all times along Bridgeway, between Ensign and Napa Streets
1 hour boat/boat trailer parking is available outside of this area between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. every day
Boat/boat trailer parking is prohibited on all City streets and lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. every day
I have a DP placard, or a DP/DV plate on my car, where do I park?
If you have a valid California DP placard, DP license plates, or DV license plates, you may:
Park in any limited time parking area in excess of the posted time limit
Park at any metered space at no charge, including off-street public parking lots
Park in an area indicated as resident permit parking only
Out-of-state and out-of-country placards and plates are also honored, so long as they are current
DP/DV placards and plates do not exclude you from certain parking restrictions, including no parking zones and the 72-hour parking restriction
I have a large vehicle/recreational vehicle, where do I park?
Large vehicles may be accommodated in some off-street areas of Sausalito
We encourage you to park your vehicle along Bridgeway, north of Napa Street, and stay clear of the downtown parking areas
RV parking on streets within Sausalito City Limits is generally restricted to eight consecutive hours before they must be moved, per local SMC 12.12.030
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
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