Please note:  City Hall and most departments/facilities will be closed from December 23rd through January 2nd. We will resume all services on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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Parking Services

Parking Services Administrative Office Information

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The Parking Services Administrative Office is located at 1400 5th Avenue  on the bottom floor of San Rafael City Hall. Office hours for walk in service are 10:00am-4:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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To pay or appeal a parking citation, click here. Monthly parking customers, click here.

To request Meter Bags/No Parking signs and arrange for payment, please send us an e-mail:

Parking Enforcement during the Shelter-In-Place Order

 City of San Rafael Parking Enforcement is modified as follows:

  1. Time limits will be enforced effective June 22, 2020.  This includes: 2-hour, 4-hour, 24-hour and 72-hour areas in the City of San Rafael.
  2. In the East San Rafael neighborhood, street sweeping enforcement will be effective June 22, 2020.
  3. Parking meters will be enforced effective August 17th, 2020. Anyone patronizing a downtown meter or a paid public lot who does not pay for their space is subject to a parking citation effective August 17th, 2020.

Parking Enforcement will still conduct regular enforcement with an emphasis on safety matters including, but not limited to: No Parking in Bus Zones, No Parking in Red Zones, No Parking in Disabled Persons parking spaces, No Parking within 15 feet of Fire hydrants, No Parking in Fire Lanes, etc.

The 4-6pm No Parking restrictions on Lincoln Ave. & Mission Ave. on weekdays are not being enforced. 

What we do

Parking is an integral part of life in San Rafael. Not only do our employees interact with people every day, but parking is part of the life blood of a city, and no city can be successful without sufficient parking capacity and a clear perspective on how best to manage it.

Our Division provides safe and convenient parking with courteous, and professional service. We accept payments & handwritten appeals, issue monthly parking spots, and process requests like abandoned vehicle tows and "No Parking" signs/meter bag reservations, at our downtown office.

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