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Downtown Merchant 1 Hour Parking Validation Program

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San Rafael offers validated parking in the City parking garages downtown, located near 4th/A and 4th/C Streets. Visitors may obtain 1 hour free parking from participating businesses.

A positive parking experience is important for creating goodwill and repeat business. The 1-hour parking validation program was designed to help merchants provide a small token of appreciation to their customers. By participating in this program, you are ensuring that customers may include your business as part of a positive downtown experience.

1 hour free parking validations are available for purchase by business owners only. When your customers use a parking validation in the garages, their 1st hour of parking is free. The current garage parking rate is $1 p/hour, so you're saving your customer that $1 (we hear that customers really appreciate this small gesture!). Validations are redeemable in the City garages located near 4th/A and 4th/C Streets. View map of parking garages.

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