Important Notice Regarding Public Parking During the Public Health Emergency
(Updated May 20, 2020)

Parking offices are currently closed.  All permit sales are on hold. Additional updates will be made when more information is available.  If you need to pay or appeal a citation, you can do so online at  Timelines for requesting appeals and submitting citation payments have been extended to June 12, 2020.  If you need to reach parking personnel please email  Staff are working remotely and are able to monitor this inbox.

Starting May 28, 2020, all five public parking garages (First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, and D Streets) will be open. Public parking continues to be available on-street and in the surface lots. On April 14, the Santa Rosa City Council authorized a temporary waiver of parking fees, effective April 15, 2020. This means the City has temporarily suspended fee collection for hourly and permit parking (at the five City-owned parking garages and lots) and all parking meters. The waiver of fees for parking garage and parking lot permits is retroactive to April 1, 2020.

When parking downtown, residents should be mindful to get in-and-out quickly and only visit downtown for essential purposes, as defined in the Health Order. Please wear a face covering and maintain six feet of physical distance from other people.

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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 eight 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