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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.

Rates & Fines

On-street meter rate$1.50 / hour
Off-street lots (metered and un-metered)$0.75 / hour
A & C Street garages$1.00 / hour ($10 max)
Meter violation$35.00
Double parked$65.00
Failure to comply with street markings or signs$35.00
Red Zone / No Parking Anytime$65.00
Parked in crosswalk$65.00
Blocking driveway (may be towed)$65.00
Parked in blue zone (without placard)$275.00
Parked in bus zone$250.00
Expired tabs (correctable)$93.00 ($10 if corrected)

When do I have to pay?

On-street meters and lotsMon-Sat, 8 am - 6 pm (Walgreens lot 8 am - 8 pm)
City garagesMon-Sat, 6 am - 11 pm

Parking is FREE on Sundays and the following holidays (2019):

  • New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Monday, January 21)
  • President's Day (Monday, February 18)
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday (Sunday, March 31)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)
  • Independence Day (Thursday, July 4)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 2)
  • Veterans Day (Monday, November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday,┬áNovember 28 & Friday, November 29)
  • Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25)

Where can I find long-term (10-hour) 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 (Lower level only) (LOT)
  • 800 Block of Lindaro St (Between 2nd and 3rd St)
  • 1100 Block of Tamalpais Street (West side of railroad tracks)
  • Via Sessi (Off "D" Street)
  • Ritter Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
  • 800 and 900 Blocks of E Street (Between 2nd and 4th St)

What do the colors on the curbs mean?

YellowActive Loading, 20 minute max
WhitePassenger Loading / Unloading (3 minutes maximum)
GreenLimited to time posted on curb or sign (20 minutes maximum)
BlueRestricted to vehicles with disabled persons with valid placards / license plates
RedNo Parking anytime
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