Commuter Parking Permit

Effective January 1, 2023, you can purchase a Commuter Parking Permit for use in Lot 14 (5th and Morgan Street Lot). This is a temporary pilot program that will expire July 1, 2024, and a maximum of 20 permits can be issued for the program. The application is below, and you must submit the same documentation required for the Garage 12 Permits.

The Commuter Parking Permit offers a 50% discount on monthly permits in either the 1st Street Garage (555 1st St) or Lot 14 (5th and Morgan Street) near the SMART station in Railroad Square.  This program is designed to promote commuter use of all transit operators in Sonoma County: SMART, Golden Gate Transit, Sonoma County Transit, and CityBus.

Current commuters can demonstrate transit usage by printing out or capturing a screen shot of your personal "transaction history" from your My Clipper account online, showing at least $25 per month in transit use (

How to Enroll

Fill out the Commuter Parking Permit Application (below) and include necessary verification. Submit payment of $31 per month for a permit in either the 1st Street Garage or Lot 14. Monthly fees are 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 three months, parkers will need to submit verification of Clipper account usage to the Parking Front Counter, located at 90 Santa Rosa Ave, or email scanned verification to [email protected]. For instance, a parker who starts in October needs to provide verification of current transit usage and then is eligible for the discounted permit through December. To renew, the parker would submit verification from the previous three months (in this case Oct, Nov, Dec) showing continuous commuter use. It is the parker’s responsibility to make note of his/her renewal period. If verification is not submitted, the parker’s account may be blocked.

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.