Update March 19, 2020

Parking offices are currently closed.  All garage and lot permit sales are on hold. Updates will be made available in the coming days.  If you need to pay or appeal a citation, you can do so online at  Timelines for requesting appeals and submitting citation payments will be extended during the shelter in place order.  If you need to reach parking personnel please email  Staff are working remotely and are able to monitor this inbox.

Parking is currently free in all five garages.

For more information about impacts to City services and to find available resources, visit

  1. New Premium Zone Meter Hours

    Effective immediately Premium Zone hours of meter operation are now 9AM - 6PM. The Premium Zone is identified by the blue street signs and blue meter stickers and have a maximum time limit of 3 hours. You can view a map of where the Premium Zone is Read on...
  2. Update on Downtown Parking

    Reduced metered parking hours, free parking on Small Biz Saturday, and future Council consideration of free weekend Garage Parking during holiday season Read on...
  3. Garage Parking Rate Changes

    Effective immediately, parking in any of the 5 garages will be free on the nine city holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Every Sunday parking Read on...
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Downtown Parking: More Choice (Less Stress)  Learn more about parking downtown here.
Whether you are coming to Santa Rosa for business or pleasure - to shop in one of the charming stores or dine at one of the delightful restaurants, we want your visit to be enjoyable!

The Parking Division

  • Manages parking for the downtown business area, Railroad Square and six restricted residential parking zones
  • Serves over 2 million patrons annually
  • Maintains five multi-level parking garages and nine surface parking lots
  • Oversees 4,500 total parking spaces
  • Provides enforcement of parking meters, time zones and other restricted parking areas to ensure availability and turn-over of parking spaces

Park Smart Safety Tips

  • Lock your vehicles doors and windows
  • Remove valuables from your car
  • Remove all electronic adapters and cords
  • Park in well-lit, well-traveled areas
  • If you have an alarm system, activate it
  • Report any suspicious activity to the police or parking attendant