Low Wage Employee Parking Permit

The Low Wage Employee Parking Permit offers a 50% discount on monthly permits in Garage 1 (521 7th St.) and Garage 12 (555 1st St.). Volunteers, interns, and employees who work in the Downtown Parking District or Railroad Square Meter Zone (see map below), work at least 20 hours a week, and make below 60% of the median income for Sonoma County (based on United States Department of Housing and Urban Development published income guidelines) are eligible for a $31/month parking pass.  Effective 06/01/2017, the wage limit is $17.80 (including tips and commissions).

How to Enroll


Fill out the Low Wage Employee Parking Permit Application (listed below).
Have your employer complete the middle section of the application.
Submit company verification letter for volunteers and interns; or provide a copy of your most recent pay stub for employee applications.
Submit payment of $31 per month for permit.  Monthly fee is due in advance, by the 23rd of the month in which the permit expires.  Automatic payment by credit card is available.
 

How to Renew


Every six months, parkers need to submit verification of eligibility.  If verification is not submitted, the parker's account will be blocked.  For instance, a parker who starts in September would need to submit employment verification during the month of February to avoid having his/her card blocked in March.  It is the parker's responsibility to make note of his/her renewal period.

Additional Information


An applicant must not have any outstanding parking citations with the City of Santa Rosa.
There is an initial, one time $10 access card set up charge.
The fee for a lost card is $15.
Low Wage Employee Parking Program Eligibility Map

Payment and Recertification Schedule
 Monthly Parking Payment Due By Recertification Period
 January December 23  
 February January 23  
 March February 23 February 1 - 23
 April March 23   
 May  April 23  
 June May 23   
 July June 23   
 August July 23   
 September August 23 August 1 - 23 
 October September 23   
 November October 23  
 December November 23   

Payment and Recertification Schedule
 Monthly Parking Payment Due By Recertification Period
 January December 23  
 February January 23  
 March February 23 February 1 - 23
 April March 23   
 May  April 23  
 June May 23   
 July June 23   
 August July 23   
 September August 23 August 1 - 23 
 October September 23   
 November October 23  
 December November 23