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 feeding the meter, for the maximum allowable time limit (usually two hours). 


The Mill Valley Police Department would like to extend current 2019/2020 RSVP parking permits to remain valid through the end of 2020. This means anyone with a current 2019/2020 permit will be able to enjoy the benefits of the permit for six months, free of charge. We hope that residents of our community and our neighboring communities will continue to utilize the permit to show support to our local businesses.

If you would like to purchase a new or replacement permit, please come to the Mill Valley Police Department or mail in the printable application below to 1 Hamilton Dr., Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

All online sales have been suspended at this time. 

Please contact us if you have any questions, 415-389-4100. 


Obtaining a Permit

RSVP can be purchased at the Police Department Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The current cost of the permits for the remainder of 2020 are:

For residents in the 94941 zip:               

1 Permit: $25.00                        

2 Permits: $50.00                             

3 Permits: $85.00                             

4 Permits: $120.00


For residents in the 94965, 94920, & 94925 zip:

1 Permit: $35.00

2 Permits: $70.00

3 Permits: $105.00

4 Permits $140.00

You may also download the paper form, fill it out, and bring it to the Police Department at 1 Hamilton Drive, Mill Valley.

If you sell your vehicle, remove your permit and return it to the Police Department to purchase a replacement permit for $10.00.

Permits, should 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.

Current 2020 permits are valid through December 31st, 2020. January 1st, permits may be purchased for full price ($50 for Mill Valley residents and $70 for other eligible residents).  

Contesting a Ticket

If you believe you received a parking citation in error, please contact the Mill Valley Police Department at (415) 389-4100.