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)
Expired meter$35.00
Double parked$65.00
Failure to comply with street markings or signs$65.00
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 within 35 days of issuance)


When do I have to pay?

On-street meters & 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 2019 Holidays:

  • 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, November 28 & Friday, November 29)
  • Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25)

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 (Lower level only; temporarily due to nearby construction) (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?

YellowActive Loading / Unloading; 20 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holidays
WhitePassenger Loading / Unloading; 3 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holidays
GreenLimited to time posted on curb or sign; 20 minute maximum enforced 7am-6pm except Sundays & Holiday
BlueRestricted to vehicles with disabled persons displaying in clear sight valid placards OR with license plates
RedNo Parking Anytime

Need a receipt for your parking meter payment?

IPS parking meter receipt

Visit MyParkingReceipt.com 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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