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FAQ Topic: Parking / Traffic

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.

I received a correctable citation for “no current tab” or “expired registration,” what is the process to take care of this citation?

Within 35 days from the citation issue date you should obtain your registration sticker or current registration from the Department of Motor Vehicles and submit it to the office staff at City of San Rafael Parking Services. The staff will verify the current registration (we need to physically see your vehicle), sign-off the citation and accept the … 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

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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