Free Parking Downtown

Parking passcards like this are now available | photo from City of Sausalito | post by Larry Clinton

As we reported previously, Sausalito is extending eligibility requirements of the Sausalito Resident Parking Program to include unincorporated residents of ZIP Code 94965. A Dock resident Barbara Rycersky reports that the city has actually begun issuing parking passcards to people in the floating homes community and other nearby unincorporated neighborhoods.

Sausalito parking passcards look and act similarly to a credit card, and work in the grey parking pay stations in the downtown parking lots. Passcards allow enrolled residents to park for free in the Sausalito municipal lots 1 through 4 for up to three hours per calendar day, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Passcards also provide free parking in those lots overnight from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  — but must be used after 6:00 p.m. in order for this to apply (so you could not, for example, park your vehicle at 5:00 p.m. and leave it parked overnight using the passcard). Free time may be used incrementally during the day or in one lump sum.

The card may be used for more than three hours a day, but all purchases that exceed the allotted free parking amount of 3 hours per calendar day will be invoiced at public parking rates.

Passcard users who fail to pay for a parking session, or who are found parking in excess of their prepaid parking session, are subject to a $45 parking citation.

Learn how to apply for a parking passcard on the Sausalito City website.