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FAQ Tag: parking

Are there any restrictions on where I do business?

Every business must abide by the City’s zoning requirements. Before signing any lease or rental agreement, please contact the City’s Planning Division to make sure your business activity is appropriate for the area’s current zoning designation and that it will not require a public hearing or special parking considerations.

How do I pay for parking?

When you set up your account, you elect to pay by credit card or PayPal. Payments are usually posted the same day, so you can login to your Parkmobile account and see your parking transactions on your Parkmobile page.

How do I use your parking meters?

Our parking meters accept coins (except pennies) and credit cards for your convenience and ease of use. In addition, you can pay, as well as add time to your meter, with the parkmobile app.

Can I park overnight in Downtown San Rafael?

Yes, but contact us first! For 1-3 nights, you may park in the Downtown A Street and C Street municipal garages for a daily fee of $10. For more than 3 consecutive nights, it’s possible but we should talk.

Where can I park Downtown?

Downtown San Rafael has a variety of public parking lots and garages, as well as the ever-popular on-street spaces for those of us who love parallel-parking. All city facilities Downtown require payment to park Monday through Saturday.  Check signs for hours and payment info.  The City of San Rafael provides free parking Downtown on Sundays … Continued

Can I pay Marin Parking Authority tickets here?

Sorry, you cannot pay Marin Parking Authority tickets with the City of San Rafael. The City of San Rafael and Marin Parking Authority are separate agencies.  The Marin Parking Authority handles all parking citations received in Marin County except San Rafael. You may call (800) 989-2058, or pay online. The Marin Parking Authority does not have a local office. … Continued

What is the library parcel tax and how do I pay it?

In 2016, San Rafael voters renewed a $59/year parcel tax to fund opening hours and services for the San Rafael Public Library.  You pay this tax through your property tax bill. If you are 65 years of age or older by July 1 of the tax year and own occupy your residence in San Rafael, you can … Continued

I received a traffic citation. What are my next steps?

Traffic If you received a traffic citation, you should receive a courtesy notice (within two weeks) from the court explaining the “bail” amount you can pay and give you details on how to contest the ticket.  If you don’t get a courtesy notice, you are still responsible for contacting the court on or before the … Continued

How do I dispute a parking ticket?

Parking ticket appeals must be received in writing and within 35 days of getting the ticket. There’s a process for appeals, just in case we made a mistake (forgive us, we’re human).    

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