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How Do I Pay for Parking In the Downtown Parking Lots?

The City of Sausalito operates a pre-pay, pay-by-space parking system in it's downtown municipal parking lots.
Municipal Parking Lots #1-4 each have individually numbered parking spaces. These spaces may be paid for at solar-powered parking pay stations located around the periphery of each lot. Any pay station allows a visitor to pay for any space in any lot.

Once you arrive in a Municipal Parking Lot, you will need to purchase a parking session for your parking space. If your parking session is due to expire and you would like to add time, you may extended your original parking session at any pay station or remotely using your mobile phone.
For locations, rates and hours of enforcement, please see below.

Where Are the Municipal Parking Lots Located?

Most of our off-street Municipal Parking Lots are located in the downtown Sausalito area, close to resturants, shopping and public transit. For more information please click here.

What Are The Rates And Hours Of Enforcement For Each Lot?

Each Municipal Parking Lot has its own parking rate and hours of enforcement, please see below:

Lot #1:     7:00 AM - 10:00 PM      $3.00 per Hour      $25.00 Max per Day
Lot #2:     7:00 AM - 10:00 PM      $3.00 per Hour      $25.00 Max per Day
Lot #3:     8:00 AM - 10:00 PM      $2.00 per Hour      $25.00 Max per Day
Lot #4:     8:00 AM - 6:00 PM        $1.00 per Hour      $5.00 Max per Day

Payment is required during the hours listed above. Parking is free outside of these hours. Hours and rates are subject to change.

Can I Pay For Parking Remotely?

Payments can be made remotely using a credit card one of two ways:

Extend by Phone: (requires parking purchased at a paystation downtown with credit card)
- Use your credit card to purchase your parking session at a parking pay station downtown.
- Enter your mobile phone number when prompted at the end of your payment.
- A text-message expiry reminder will be sent 15 minutes before your expiry time.
- If you would like to extend your time, reply with the desired number of minutes.
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Pay by Phone: (requires a touch-tone or smartphone and internet access or phone service)
Our Pay by Phone vendor, Parkmobile offers three easy ways to register and pay for parking remotely:
- Download the mobile application on your smartphone at or search for it on the Apple and Google Play stores.
- Visit and pay over the internet using a one-time credit card entry.
- Call 1-877-PARK-718 to pay over the phone by credit card.

I Live in Sausalito, Do I Get A Discount When Parking Downtown?

Sausalito residents living within the City Limits may apply for a Resident Parking Passcard to allow them to park for up to 3 hours free in the downtown parking lots. More information and applications can be found here.

I Commute To/From Sausalito, Is There A Daily Parker Rate Downtown?

Commuters to and from downtown Sausalito may apply for a Daily Parking Card that will allow them to purchase all day parking at a reduce rate in two of our downtown parking lots. More information and applications can be found here.

I Want More Information, Whom Should I Call/Email?

The Sausalito Parking Authority manages the downtown parking lot system and is located at 29 Caledonia Street, Sausalito CA 94965. The current hours for the parking office are:

Monday:          8:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday:         8:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday:   8:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday:        8:30am - 1:30pm
Fri-Sat-Sun:    Closed

For questions, please contact:

Elliott Holt
Lead Parking Attendant
Phone: 1-415-289-4116 (desk)
Last updated: 10/14/2015 7:15:07 PM