Parking and Transportation Planning

The Public Works Transportation Planning team strives to provide safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options for accessing places and opportunities in San Mateo. Our work encompasses all modes of transportation including personal and commercial vehicles, transit, bicycles, pedestrians as well as electric bikes and electric scooters. Through our short and long-term projects, we aim to encourage people of all ages and abilities to use sustainable modes of transportation.

Pay Parking Ticket

Parking Enforcement

Phone: (650) 398-3082 Email:

  1. Downtown Parking
  2. Residential Parking Permit
  3. Visit Downtown
  4. Bicycle Resources

Downtown Parking SignDowntown Parking Permits

Monthly downtown parking permits and low-income parking permits are available for all-day parking in a Downtown City-owned parking facility. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis and does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space. Visit the Monthly Downtown Parking Permit page or our Low-Income Permit Program page to apply and for more information.

City-Owned Parking Facilities

Our Downtown has seven City-owned parking garages and lots available to all downtown patrons. Visit the City-Owned Parking Facilities webpage for locations, parking rates, and amenities offered at each parking facility.

Parking On the Street

On-street parking in the Downtown area is separated into two parking zones, Central and
Perimeter, to accommodate short and long-term parking needs. Visit the
Downtown On-Street Parking webpage for information about parking spaces on the street,
motorcycle parking, and pay station instructions.

Transportation Policies, Programs, & Events

Have Questions?

For questions about parking in San Mateo, email the Transportation Planning team.
For assistance with Downtown Parking Permit accounts, call Parkmobile at 1-855-768-4152.
For parking enforcement inquiries, call (650) 398-3082 or email

Receive Updates on Transportation Projects

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