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How Do I Pay for Parking In the Downtown Parking Lots?LUKE II Pay Station

The City of Sausalito operates four pre-paid, pay-by-space public parking lots in the downtown area. Each municipal parking lot has sequentially 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.

After arriving in a Municipal Parking Lot and parking in a space, you will need to pre-pay for parking in that parking space. When your parking session is due to expire, but you would like to add more time, you may extended your original parking session at any pay station. Alternatively you may pay for your parking remotely using your mobile phone and receive text message parking time reminders.

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 restaurants, 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 only during the hours listed above. Outside of these hours parking is free.
Hours and rates are subject to change.


Can I Pay For Parking Remotely?

Yes, payments can be made remotely using a credit/debit card through the Parkmobile service. Accessing Parkmobile requires a touch-tone or smartphone and internet access or phone service.

Parkmobile LogoParkmobile offers three easy ways to register and pay remotely for parking:
1) Download the mobile application on your smartphone at or search for it on the Apple and Google Play stores. 
2) Visit and pay over the internet using a one-time credit card entry. 
3) Call 1-877-727-5718 to pay over the phone by credit card.


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

Yes, Sausalito residents living within the City Limits may apply for a Resident Parking Passcard that allows 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?

Yes, 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 two of our downtown parking lots. More information and applications can be found here.


I Would Like More Information, Whom Should I Call / Email?

The Sausalito Parking Authority manages the downtown parking lot system and contact information can be found here.



Rev: 06/01/2016

Last updated: 6/1/2016 5:03:51 PM