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FAQ Topic: Parking & Tolls

How do I report a broken parking meter?

Please take note of the parking meter number.  It’s listed on the white label usually on the back side of the meter.  Contact Parking Division and include the parking meter # and a brief description of how the meter malfunctioned.  Thanks!

How do I pay my parking ticket?

You may pay your parking ticket online, by mail or in-person at 1400 Fifth Avenue , San Rafael, CA 94901.  Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

Can I park my RV / oversized vehicle on a City street?

RVs may not be parked on public streets citywide (except when a temporary permit has been issued by the Parking Services office). If you don’t have space on your property to store your RV, check out these RV storage facilities in and around Marin County. Oversized & commercial vehicles may only be parked on public … Continued

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

Where can I find an electric vehicle charging station in San Rafael?

We have electric vehicle chargers available to the public in four parking locations in Downtown: 3rd/A St Garage 3rd/C St Garage 3rd/Cijos St lot Fifth Ave/Lootens Place lot EV charging is FREE to any of our parking customers; however, hourly payment for parking is still required. Users must register with ChargePoint and activate a ChargePoint card. If you don’t … Continued

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