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Location and Hours of Downtown Parking Garages and Surface Lots
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 Downtown. The new time limits, pricing, and color coded parking areas provide more choices for Downtown 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.

Central Area

Park in the orange Central Area if you are running an errand, need less time, or don't mind paying a little more. The higher rate increases turnover, makes it easier for you and others to find a spot, and is also better for business.

Street Parking
All Street Parking  $1.00/hour, 3-hour limit 

Central Garage
Location San Mateo Drive to B Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue 
  Street Level $1.00/hour, 3-hour limit 
  Other Levels $.50/hour, No limit 


Perimeter Area


Park in the green Perimeter Area if you work in the Downtown, have more time, and don't mind a little walk. This area is a few steps from the Downtown core, it's less expensive, and provides more options for all-day parking.

Street Parking
All Street Parking  $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 


Parking Garages
Main Street Garage  Main Street to Railroad Avenue between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  Street Level $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 
  Other Levels  $.50/hour, No limit 
   
Transit Center Garage  Entrances off of B Street across from Trag's Market and 1st Avenue between B Street and Railroad Avenue 
  Street Level  $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 
  Other Levels  $.50/hour, No limit 
   
2nd and El Camino  Garage  El Camino Real and 2nd Avenue
  Street Level  $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 
  Other Levels  $.50/hour, No limit 
   
Tennis Court Garage @Central Park    5th Avenue between El Camino Real and San Mateo Drive
  Street Level Half  $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 
  Other Half $.50/hour, No limit


Surface Parking Lots
5th and Railroad West of railroad tracks behind Ravioli House
  Street Level $.50/hour, 3-hour limit 
   
4th and Railroad West of railroad tracks behind Talbots Toyland
  Street Level  $.50/hour, 3-hour limit
   
5th and Claremont  East of railroad tracks 
  Street Level  Free, All-day parking. Effective January 1, 2016: $.25/hour, No limit. 
   
4th and Claremont East of railroad tracks
  Street Level Free, All-day parking. Effective January 1, 2016: $.25/hour, No limit.


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