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Free Parking at Drake's: The Barn

The City of West Sacramento is excited to announce you may now park for free (up to two hours) when visiting The Barn. You may still purchase additional parking time in addition to the free two hours if needed.

To get the free parking, simply park in one of the two areas (green on map below) and use the Parkmobile app (recommended) or meter like normal to start a parking session. Follow the instructions and the free parking will automatically apply.

Important: You must use the Parkmobile app (recommended) or meter to start a parking session immediately after parking. Vehicles without a valid parking session are subject to citation.

TBD Parking - First Two Hours Free Parking PNG

Once the daily average parking occupancy rate reaches 85%, the first two hours of free parking will revert to the normal meter rate. An 85% daily average parking occupancy rate would demonstrate there are enough daily visitors that accomplish the goal of the free parking program. Reverting to the normal meter rate at 85% will help ensure there is always an open space available and encourage the turnover of parking spaces.

The Barn includes Drake’s Brewing Company, PizzaSmith, and features including an outdoor bar, 400-seat beer garden, food trucks on weekends, fire pits, three music stages, a large open meadow with beach chairs and lawn games, and opening this winter, a 38-seat craft cocktail bar. More information about The Barn can be found on the Drake's website.

Parking Meters

Parking Meter Hours of Operation 

Parking meters are operational 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m in the Bridge District. Look for the 2+ and Paid Parking Daily signs to help determine which areas are metered. 

You can pay for parking using the the Parkmobile app or one of the parking machines located in the area. Parking machines accept credit cards and coins. 

Download the Parkmobile App 

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With the Parkmobile app, you can extend your parking session from wherever you are to park as long as you need. You can also extend your parking session using the same parking machine you paid at.

Broken Meter

To report a broken meter, you may call (916) 617-4581. 

Meter Rates

Parking meter rates operate on a tier rate structure. This allows those who unexpectedly need to park beyond the posted time to do so. There are no time limits at these meters. The image below illustrates the hourly parking rate in a 2+ zone (the only posted hour in the city).

2+ Rate

Tier 1 = Regular hourly rate based on posted number of hours

Tier 2 = Effective for up to one additional hour after end of Tier 1

Tier 3 = Effective rate for every one hour parked past Tier 2

Special Event Rate

To protect residents and business from an influx of vehicles parking on the street due to special events, the City has a special event rate.  

When there is a special event, meters will activate a special event rate if the parking session extends beyond the posted hour. In a 2+ zone, the special event rate activates after your second hour of stay. The special event rate is in effect two hours before the special event start time and remains active until the end of the special event. 

The special event rate is 125% of the rates charged to park in the Raley Field lots (plus the Tier 1 rate) and therefore may change. 

2+ SE Rate

For Spring 2019, the special event rate totals $16.

Hour 1: $1.75

Hour 2: $1.75

Special Event Rate: $12.50

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Total: Hour 1 ($1.75) + Hour 2 ($1.75) + Special Event Rate ($12.50)  =  $16

Special Event Dates for 2019

Note: These dates are subject to change and may be updated at any time. For the latest information,  you are encouraged to check this website. Parking meters will also have the special event rate displayed when the special event rate is in effect.

              Date Start End
Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:05 AM 4:05 PM
Monday, July 1, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Friday, July 12, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:05 AM 4:05 PM
Friday, July 26, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:05 AM 4:05 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Friday, August 9, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 10, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:05 AM 4:05 PM
Monday, August 12, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Monday, August 19, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Monday, August 26, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Friday, August 30, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:05 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 1, 2019 3:05 PM 8:05 PM
Monday, September 2, 2019 11:05 AM 4:05 PM



Washington B Permits

In the Fall of 2018, the City began using digital parking permits in place of physical ones. With digital parking permits, your vehicle's license plate number is your permit.

B permits run on a one year cycle and expire every June 30th. Permit holders can purchase their new annual permit beginning June 1.

B Permit Eligibility

Only addresses within the B permit area are eligible for a B parking permit. A typical way to find out if you are within the B permit area is if a B permit sign is posted on your block and and on your side of the street (not across the street from you). 

Residents of the Capitol Yards Apartments are not eligible for B parking permits as they are not within the boundaries of the B permit area.

If you are unsure whether you are in the B permit area, you may call (916) 617-4589 to confirm. 

Visitor Placards

Those purchasing visitor placards (limit 2 per address) will still need to do so in person at City Hall's 1st floor public counter, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visitor placards are still in the form of a physical hang-tag so that residents can quickly allow their visitors to park in the B permit area without having to log in online to enter their visitors' license plates. Please bring proof of residency outlined below. 

3 Steps to Get a Washington B Permit

Step 1: Apply Online 

Click the link below. New users must register for an account. Go to Purchase by Permit Type and select Washington Area Annual 2019-2020. Check the box and click Start Application.

Apply for Washington B Permit

Step 2: Submit Proof of Residency 

Once your application is submitted online, you must provide proof of residency in one of several ways: 

  • Online: Email rpp@cityofwestsacramento.org
  • Mail: City of West Sacramento, Utility Billing Counter, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • In Person: City Hall Utility Billing Counter 1st Floor, Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.,
  • Fax: (916) 373-9006

Acceptable Proof of Residency (one required): 

  • Current vehicle registration
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Current lease or rental agreement

Step 3: Pay for Your Permit When Notified by Email

Once your proof of residency is received and approved, you will receive an email that your permit is ready for payment. You must login to your online account and pay for your permit to activate it. Once paid, your permit will be activated.

Residents without a computer or in need of assistance may go to City Hall's 1st floor public counter where a computer has been installed to allow purchase of your permit. Please bring proof of residency.

Residential parking permits are issued by address and are not transferable. Improper use can result in revocation by the City.

For more information, you may call the Utility Billing Counter at (916) 617-4589.

Important Note: Your permit cannot be issued without providing the City of West Sacramento your proof of residency. 

Permit Prices

Resident Permit:  $5 each                  

Visitor Placards:  $5 each (limit two per address)

Apply for a Washington B Permit

 

Penalty Provisions

Misuse of residential parking permits is a violation of the West Sacramento City Code and will result in revocation of the parking permits. Residents with revoked permits will not be eligible for replacement permits. Parking permits are issued by address and are not transferable.

10.44.130 Penalty Provisions.

    A.  It is a violation of this chapter, unless expressly provided to the contrary herein, for any person to stand or park a motor vehicle contrary to the parking regulations and conditions established pursuant hereto. Such violation shall be punishable as an infraction by a fine as established by the judge of the municipal court.

    B.   It is a violation of this chapter for a person to falsely represent him or herself as eligible for a parking permit or to furnish false information in an application therefor to the finance director.

    C.   It is a violation of this chapter for a person holding a valid parking permit to permit its use or display by anyone who does not qualify for the permit.

    D.  It is a violation of this chapter for a person to copy, produce or otherwise bring into existence a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit in order to evade the parking regulations of this chapter. (Ord. 99-2 § 1; Ord. 94-8 § 1 (part).

Pay a Parking Citation

Parking citation payments are accepted in several ways: 

  • OnlineCitation Payment Website: https://dspayments.com/WestSacramento. Note: Citations may be delayed from appearing in the system. If your citation is not in our system yet, you may pay by mail or person (details below) or call 916-617-4589 to pay.
  • Mail: Send a check or money order (payable to the City of West Sacramento) including your parking citation to City of West Sacramento, Utility Billing Counter 1st Floor, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • In person: City Hall Utility Billing Counter 1st Floor, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691, Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please bring your parking citation and form of payment. Credit/debit cards, cash, money order and checks are accepted. For credit cards, a 3% service fee applies.

Important Note: Inability to pay a citation with the online payment system does not excuse payment of late fees.

Payments must be received or contested no later than 21 calendar days from the citation issue date to avoid additional penalties.

Click Here to Pay for Your Citation Online
Contest a Parking Citation

If you feel you were issued a citation in error, you have the option to contest the citation within 21 calendar days from the citation issue date. 

You may contest your parking citation in several ways:

  • OnlineWebsite for Citation Contest Note: If your citation is not in our system yet, please mail or submit a paper contest form in person.
  • Mail: Send a completed contest form to the Police Department at 550 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95605
  • In Person: Bring your completed contest form Police Department, 550 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Download Contest Form

Contest forms are also available in person at City Hall and the Police Department.

5th & Bridge Lot

Public parking is available at the City's 5th & Bridge parking lot on an hourly, daily, and monthly basis. This lot contains 255 spaces, including four ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations. There is no additional fee to charge an electric vehicle at the charging stations. 

Daily Parking

Daily parking is available in this lot. You may pay for parking using the the Parkmobile app, which can be downloaded using the links below, or pay at the parking machines located in to the lot.

Monthly Parking

Monthly permits are available and can be purchased online using the link below. New users must register for an account. When purchasing a monthly pass, select Parking Lot Monthly Permit.

The City has posted signs at several parking spaces in the 5th & Bridge lot for the exclusive use of vehicles with a monthly permit. 

Purchase a Monthly Permit Here

Parking Rates

Hourly: $1.75 

Daily: $10  (for 10 hours)

Monthly: $30

Download the Parkmobile App 

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Visitor Passes for Bridge District Residents

$5 daily visitor passes are now available to 5th and Bridge parking lot monthly pass holders who are residents in the Bridge District. This visitor pass will allow a visitor to park in the 5th and Bridge parking lot for the day. You can purchase a permit by logging into your Parkmobile account and following the directions in the file linked below. You will need the license plate number of your visitor's vehicle. There is a limit of two visitor passes per month. You may purchase a permit up to 31 days in advance.

How to Purchase a Visitor Pass 
Habitat Permit

Habitat Apartment residents may purchase a monthly parking permit online (up to 45 Habitat Apartment residents). This permit allows Habitat Apartment residents to park in both the City's 5th & Bridge parking lot (Zone 3465) and on Bridge Street, Central Street, and Mill Street (Zone 3467 - look for parking signs with Zone 3467).

Should parking in the area be impacted, vehicles with a Habitat permit may also park in the spaces posted for monthly parking only at the 5th & Bridge lot (zone 3465). 

Habitat Monthly Parking Zone

Parking Rate

Monthly: $50

3 Steps to Get a Habitat Permit

Step 1: Apply Online 

Click the link below. New users must register for an account. Go to Purchase by Permit Type and select Habitat Monthly Permit. Check the box and click Start Application.

Purchase Monthly Pass

Step 2: Submit Proof of Residency 

Once your application is submitted online, you must provide proof of residency in one of several ways: 

  • Online: Email rpp@cityofwestsacramento.org
  • Mail: City of West Sacramento, Utility Billing Counter, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • In Person: City Hall Utility Billing Counter 1st Floor, Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.,
  • Fax: (916) 373-9006

Acceptable Proof of Residency (one required): 

  • Current vehicle registration
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Current lease or rental agreement

Step 3: Pay for Your Permit When Notified by Email

Once your proof of residency is received and approved, you will be notified by email that your permit is ready for payment and issuance. You must login to your online account and pay for your permit to activate it.  Once paid, your permit will be activated.

Residents without a computer or in need of assistance may go to City Hall's 1st floor public counter where a computer has been installed to allow purchase of your permit. Please bring proof of residency.

For more information, you may call the Utility Billing Counter at (916) 617-4589.

Important Note: Your permit cannot be issued without providing the City of West Sacramento your proof of residency.

Contact Us
Report illegally parked vehicles    (916) 617-4930   
Report abandoned vehicles on the street         (916) 617-4930
Report abandoned vehicles off the street    (916) 617-4925
Parking citations    (916) 617-4952
Customer service    (916) 617-4589

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why did I receive a citation for parking over the time limit after I moved my vehicle across the street? 

West Sacramento City Code 10.24.120 Time Limit Parking Zones

When authorized signs have been placed by the city manager or designee, giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a business district or on any street designated by resolution during the days and hours indicated on such signs for a period of time longer than the time limit specified on such signs. 

Posted time limits are intended to prevent a vehicle from parking on the same street for more than a specific amount of time during the posted restricted hours. This allows other vehicles an opportunity to park on that street. 

Citations for violation of this code are issued when a vehicle parks on the street longer than the posted time limit during the posted restriction hours.

For example, a 1 hour time limit on a street where the restriction hours are in effect between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., means that a vehicle may not park on that street for more than 1 hour between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To avoid a citation, the vehicle must be moved completely off that street. However, since moving completely off a street is a very restrictive application of the Code, vehicles are permitted to be re-parked at least one city block away from the original parking space. The act of re-parking a vehicle a few spaces away, across the street and/or returning to the same block, does not create a new parking session.

2. I lost my parking citation and don't have the issuance number in order to pay it. How can I get the number to pay the citation?

To obtain the parking citation issuance number, you may call our customer service line at (916) 617-4589 between 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. You will be asked to verify the name on the vehicle’s registration, vehicle license plate number and VIN.

3. I received a parking citation. What do I do next?

You may pay for or contest your citation. Go to WestSacPark.org and scroll down to Pay a Parking Citation and Contest a Parking Citation.

4. How do I pay for my citation?

Go to WestSacPark.org and scroll down to Pay a Parking Citation for the latest payment information.

5. What can be done about a car parked illegally on my street?

Call the police department at (916) 617-4930 to report illegally parked vehicles.

6. How do I contest my citation?

Go to WestSacPark.org and scroll down to Contest a Parking Citation for the latest payment information. You do not have to submit payment to contest a parking citation.

7. Who do I call to report a faulty parking machine?

Call customer service at (916) 617-4589. 

8. How do I know if I live in a residential permit area (preferential parking area)?

Residential permit areas are designated by posted signs (typically time zone signs) which have the additional wording "Except with __ Permit" posted on the sign. Permit areas are designated by letters (example: A Permit, B Permit).

9. How do I report residential permit abuse? 

If you believe that a vehicle is falsely using a permit to park in a permit area to be near a workplace or educational institution, please call (916) 617-4581.

Please note the time the vehicle is parked and/or leaves each day.

10. How do I report disabled placard misuse?

Please call (916) 617-4581. Please note the time the vehicle is parked and/or leaves each day.

It is illegal to:

  • Use someone else’s disabled placard
  • Lend your disabled placard to another person. Disabled placards are not transferable
  • Alter a disabled placard or a disabled placard identification card
  • Possess or display a counterfeit disabled placard
  • Provide false information to obtain a disabled placard
  • Forge a physician’s signature to obtain a disabled placard

Per the California Vehicle Code, abuse of a disabled placard may result in cancellation and revocation of the placard, including loss of all privileges it provides. Furthermore, abuse of a disabled placard is punishable by a minimum fine of $250 up to $3,500 or imprisonment up to 6 months, or both.

California Vehicle Code §§ 1825, 4461, 4463, 21458, 22511.5, 22511.6, 22511.7, 22511.55, and 22511.59. Business and Professions Code §13660.

11. What is the mobile payment system for parking?

The City of West Sacramento has teamed with Parkmobile to offer a service that allows you to use a mobile app or a web browser to pay for parking in West Sacramento.