There is an abundance of parking in Downtown San Mateo – nearly 3,000 public parking spaces located in garages, on the street, and at surface lots throughout the area. The new time limits, pricing, and color coded parking areas provide more choices for customers, employees, and visitors to find the parking that best meets their needs. The following information provides the location of each garage and surface lot as well as time limits and pricing. Thank you for visiting and please enjoy your time in Downtown San Mateo!

Please note: Parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for parking after 6:00 p.m.

If you’re a downtown business owner, employee, or resident and need all-day parking, then consider purchasing a Downtown Parking Permit.

Downtown Permit Fees

Location Cost
2nd and El Camino Garage $65
Central Garage $100
Kinko’s Lot – 4th and Claremont $40
Main Street Garage – 2nd and Main $65
South Railroad Avenue – 5th to 9th Ave – NOT Ravioli House $40
Tennis Court Garage – 5th and Central Park $65
Transit Center Garage – 1st and Main $65
Workers Resource Lot – 5th and Claremont $40
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