Parking

Parking Monitor Driving Around
  1. RSVP Parking
  2. Residential Parking Permits
  3. Citations
  4. Employee Parking Program
  5. Recreational Vehicles
  6. Parking Meters

2024 Permits will be available for purchase beginning December 19, 2023 


RSVP Parking

The Resident Shopper Vehicle Permit (RSVP) is designed to make it convenient for Mill Valley and other Marin residents to shop, eat and visit downtown Mill Valley. The permit allows residents (zip codes 94941, 94920, 94925, and 94965) to park in any of the City's metered spaces without paying the meter, up to the maximum allowable time limit (typically two (2) hours), seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Permits are valid from January 1st through December 31st of the current year. Beginning July 1st permits will be prorated to half price for the remainder of the permit period.

All permits (RSVP and Residential) will be null and void if they are modified or altered in any way.  If permits are modified or altered, you will be required to purchase a new permit at full price and may receive a parking citation.

Note* RSVP's ordered online will be sent by mail.  Mill Valley Police Department is not responsible for delays caused by USPS.


Obtaining a Permit

Purchase begins mid-December each year.

We encourage everyone to purchase the RSVP online (two or less) (card will not be charged until transaction is processed by the police department) or complete the Resident Shopper Vehicle Permit (PDF) (more than two), print it, and mail with a check or money order payable to the City of Mill Valley to:

Mill Valley Police Department
1 Hamilton Drive
Mill Valley, CA 94941

If your mailing address is different than your residence address (P.O. Box, PMB, or other), you must mail your application along with proof of residency.

Proof of residency AND current California vehicle registration are required to purchase a new or replacement permit. Acceptable forms of residency include a valid California driver's license, current utility bill (PG&E, cable, water, or garbage), or lease/mortgage statement. All documents, including registration, must show your name and current eligible address. Each vehicle must be registered to and associated with the submitted eligible address.

Permits may be purchased at the Mill Valley Police Department: Monday through Friday 8 am to 3 pm. We can only accept credit/debit payments or checks.  Cash will not be accepted.

If you have any questions please call 415-389-4100 during business hours.

Fees - 2024

  • For residents in 94941 zip code
    • $75 each for the 1st or 2nd vehicle
    • $105 each for the 3rd or 4th vehicle. 
  • For residents in 94965, 94920, and 94925 zip codes
    • $105 (up to four) for each vehicle. 
  • Replacement
    • $10 per vehicle

To purchase a replacement permit (if you sell your vehicle during the permit period), you must submit your old permit, completed the application above, and provide current valid California vehicle registration, then mail or bring all the documents to the police department. Replacement permits are non-transferable from vehicle to vehicle. You must return the old permit to the police department in order to receive the replacement permit.

Permits must be placed on the outside of your vehicle, drivers side, either on the back bumper or the lower rear window to be valid.

Appealing a Citation

If you believe you have received a parking citation in error, you may appeal it by clicking on the link below: