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, for the maximum allowable time limit (usually two hours).
Obtaining a Permit
We encourage everyone to purchase the RSVP online or complete the fillable application (if you are purchasing more than two permits), print it and mail with a check or money order to: Mill Valley Police Department, 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Make checks or money orders payable to: City of Mill Valley. If your mailing address is different than your residence address (PO Box, PMB or other), you must mail your application along with proof of residency (see below).
In-person purchases have been suspended at this time due to the Marin County Department of Public Health restrictions. All permits may be purchased online or by mail and will be sent by mail. Mill Valley Police Department Records staff are available by phone for questions Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 415-389-4100. The current cost of the permits are as follows:
**Proof of residency and current vehicle registration are required to purchase a new or replacement permit. Acceptable forms of residency include: 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 (All vehicles must be registered in California).
For residents in the 94941 zip code:
Permits are $50.00 each for the 1st or 2nd vehicle and $70 each for the 3rd or 4th vehicle.
For residents in the 94965, 94920, & 94925 zip code:
Permits are $70.00 (up to four) for each vehicle.
To purchase a replacement permit (if you sell your vehicle within the permit year), remove your old permit, complete the fillable application above and mail both to the police department. Replacement permits are $10.00 and 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, either on the back bumper or the rear window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
2021 RSVP permits are now available to purchase.
If you have an RSVP and believe you received a parking citation in error, please contact the Mill Valley Police Department at (415) 389-4100.