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 parking booth in Municipal Lot #1. 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 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 !!!
The Hours for the Parking Booth are:
Mon: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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.