Parking

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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 ten 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
  1. First Hour Free Parking

    On October 14, 2017 the Santa Rosa City Council approved rate reductions for two downtown garages. Beginning November 24, 2017, Garage 1 (521 7th St) and Garage 12 (555 1st St) will offer the first hour of parking free and then thereafter $0.50/hr.
  2. Low Wage Employee Parking Permit Approved

    Effective September 1, 2017, a new discounted parking permit is available to low wage employees. This permit provides affordable parking options for low wage employees working in downtown Santa Rosa. The permit is available for $31/month Read on...
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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