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The City of San Rafael celebrates Pride Month


Parking Rates & Citation Fines

On-street meters $1.50 / hour
Off-street lots (metered & un-metered) $0.75 / hour
A & C Street garages $1.00 / hour ($10 max)
Abandoned Vehicle or parked over 72hrs $205.00
Expired meter $40.00
Compliance with signs/ curb markings $50.00
Red zone / No parking anytime $80.00
Fire hydrant (within 15ft) $150.00
Blocking driveway (may be towed) $65.00
Parked in blue zone (without placard) $335.00
Parked in bus zone $250.00
Expired registration (correctable) $215.00 ($10 if corrected within 35 days of issuance)

When do I have to pay?

On-street meters & lots Mon-Sat, 8 am - 6 pm (Walgreens lot 8 am - 8 pm)
City garages (A & C st) Mon-Fri, 6 am - 11 pm


Where can I find Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations downtown?

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Where can I find all-day (10-hour) parking/meters?

  • 3rd & Lootens Place Parking Structure (Upper level only) (LOT)
  • 1550 4th Street (limited to 2 meters in rear of LOT)
  • Fifth Avenue & C Street(LOT)
  • 800 Block of Lindaro Street, East side (Between 2nd & 3rd Sts)
  • 1100 Block of Tamalpais Street (West side of railroad tracks)
  • Ritter Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Sts)
  • 800 and 900 Blocks of E Street (Between 2nd & 4th Sts)

What do the colors on the curbs mean?

Yellow Active Loading / Unloading; 20 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holidays
White Passenger Loading / Unloading; 3 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holidays
Green Limited to time posted on curb or sign; 20 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holiday
Blue Restricted to vehicles with disabled persons displaying in clear sight valid placards OR with license plates
Red No Parking Anytime

Need a receipt for your parking meter payment?

IPS parking meter receipt

Visit to view, download, and print receipts for credit card payments at downtown San Rafael parking meters. You may create an account and set up your credit card(s) to automatically email you a receipt any time you park at any "IPS" parking meter.

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