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Pay-by-Space Parking Lots



The City of Sausalito has replaced the aging equipment in the municipal parking lots with new Solar-Powered Multi-Space Meters (MSMs).




How Does the System Work?  

Each parking space in the public lots is assigned a space number. When you park your vehicle, please note this space number and go directly to one of the blue parking pay stations. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete your transaction. There is no need to place the receipt in your vehicle.  You can also use a ParkMobile App for your Smartphone to pay for your parking.

How Will The Parking Enforcement Officers Know That I’ve Paid?

All Officers will be equipped with handheld devices that communicate with the new MSMs through a wireless connection. The equipment communicates in real-time so the officer can be more efficient in their duties. Since the system keeps a detailed record of every parking session, it can alert Officers when someone has exceeded their paid time - or failed to pay altogether.

What Are The Hours Of The Lots?

Below are the hours and rates for the lots. 
You MUST either pay for parking or use your SmartCard during these hours:

LOT 1:   7am—10pm; $3.00 per hour

LOT 2:   7am—10pm; $3.00 per hour

LOT 3:   8am—10pm; $2.00 per hour

LOT 4:   8am—6pm; $1.00 per hour



Residents may continue to park for free for up to 3 consecutive hours every day between the hours of 7am and 6pm. After 6pm, residents receive unlimited free parking until 7am the following morning.  

NOTE: You MUST use your Residential Parking SmartCard every time you park - especially if you park after 6:00pm - or you will risk receiving a citation.

If you are staying longer than 3 hours during the hours noted above, you will be invoiced for any time in excess of 3 hours at regular lot rates. 

Resident Parking SmartCards are not currently available as we transition to a new parking system with new equipment. Please check back soon or sign up for the Sausalito Currents newsletter ( for updates regarding parking downtown.

The 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
Friday-Sat-Sun:  Closed











Last updated: 10/2/2015 5:34:56 PM