All City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service. Please call to find out more details about the services you are interested in.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and resources

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Parking Services

Parking Services Administrative Office Closure due to COVID-19

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City offices will be closed to general walk-in customer service at least through May 3, 2020.  For questions, updates, and resources about Coronavirus visit coronavirus.marinhhs.org/ or call 415-473-7191.  For San Rafael City Services questions, updates, and resources visit cityofsanrafael.org/coronavirus.

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@cityofsanrafael.org

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.

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.

Parking Services Office Temporary Location!

The Parking Services Division currently operates out of a temporary location: 1033 C St. The temporary location is a result of the new Public Safety Center construction estimated to be complete in the Spring of 2020. The parking lot previously located at Fifth & D St. is closed to the public effective September 11, 2017.

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