Your Sausalito “Commuter Parking SmartCard” is now available !!!
Your “SmartCard” allows Merchants and Downtown Employees - as well as Commuters - to park in Lot #3 (across from the Casa Madrona & Poggio’s) or Lot #4 (behind Taste of Rome restaurant, along the Sausalito Yacht Harbor) for the low price of $4.00 per day.
To receive your new Commuter Parking SmartCard, please come to the Sausalito Police Department, which is located at 29 Caledonia Street (the corner of Caledonia and Johnson streets). Bring a picture ID and your vehicle registration. We will also require a completed and signed application.
Each “Commuter Parking SmartCard” is a “stored value” card: A customer pre-pays for parking at the parking booth in Municipal Lot #1 (by the ferry landing). The pre-paid amount is then transferred to the chip on the customer’s SmartCard, where that “value” is stored.
The new SmartCards work in coordination with the solar-powered pay stations. A person parks their vehicle, inserts their SmartCard into any pay station and then enters their space number into the system using the machine’s keypad. They then confirm the information on the screen, at which point $4.00 is deducted from the balance on the SmartCard and a receipt is printed. When the value runs low, the customer simply returns to the Sausalito Police station to have more value placed on their card.
NOTE: Since any money that you put on your SmartCard resides on the chip on the card itself, if you lose your card you will lose any amount that you have on it !!!! So please be careful not to lose your SmartCard !!!
It should be noted that all-day parking is available for the low cost of $5.00 per day in Lot #4 (behind the Taste of Rome restaurant). Payment in the form of coins or credit/debit cards is accepted. No enrollment is needed.
There are also two different parking permits available to those working in the downtown or Caledonia Street areas of Sausalito.
The following permits may be obtained only through the Sausalito Parking Authority at the Sausalito Police station, located at 300 Locust Street in Sausalito. Please feel free to contact the Sausalito Parking Authority at (415) 289-4149 if you have any further questions.
D Permits are available to anyone (residents, non-residents and businesses) and allow unlimited parking in Lot #3 (Bridgeway and Bay Streets) and Lot #4 (accessed at Humboldt off of Johnson or Ensign Streets). Should no parking be available in this area, overflow parking is available in Lot #5 (at the foot of Locust Street).
Cost per vehicle: $260.00/calendar quarter.
||L permits are available to anyone (residents, non-residents and businesses) and allow unlimited parking in Lot #5, located at the foot of Locust Street. Parking spaces for this area are so designated with "Permit" signs.
L PERMITS ARE ONLY VALID IN THIS AREA AND MAY NOT BE USED IN ANY OTHER PERMIT AREA.
Cost per vehicle: $110.00/calendar quarter.