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Electric Vehicle Parking

Electric vehicle plugged in and charging

Electric vehicle chargers in City of Sacramento parking garages are available for use by the public. There is no cost to plug in, however daily parking rates still apply. See the table below for locations, types, and quantities of electric vehicle chargers. Electric vehicles parked on the street are still subject to posted parking regulations, including payment of meter fees.

SPECIAL Monthly Parking RATES for Qualifying Individuals

Electric vehicles that are owned or leased by individuals or enterprises are eligible for special monthly parking programs in designated parking facilities. To qualify for the Electric Vehicle Parking Program, vehicles must be 100 percent electric. Hybrid vehicles do not qualify for the electric vehicle program. To determine if your vehicle is eligible, DMV must designate your vehicle as being all electric. Please reference the Motor Power (MP) field on your DMV registration. Qualifying electric vehicles have the letter “E” reflected in the (MP) field while hybrid vehicles are designated by the letter “Q”. Possession of a monthly pass does not guarantee parking space. All parking is on an availability basis.

To apply for any Electric Vehicle Monthly Parking Program, please apply online. Two monthly parking programs are available:

Limited EV Access: This monthly parking program allows free parking access at any of the following designated facilities:  Tower Bridge Garage and Old Sacramento Garage. (see map)

Global EV Access: For only $92.50 per month, this monthly parking program allows access to all City-owned garages: City Hall Garage, Memorial Garage, Capitol Garage, Tower Bridge Garage and Old Sacramento Garage.

Applications will not be processed until a valid DMV registration reflecting "E" (under MP field) is received by the Parking Services Division via fax at (916) 808-5115 or via email as an attachment to with your first initial and full last name in the subject line.  Global EV Access participants, please follow payment instructions detailed in the application.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Free or reduced rate parking only applies to drivers with a valid monthly parking permit. Submission of an Electric Vehicle application or Online application does not constitute automatic free or reduced rate parking privileges. Applicants are responsible for any parking fees incurred during the application approval time period. Once an access card is issued to the driver of any electric vehicle, failure to have the card upon entrance and exit from the garage will subject the driver to payment of the garage's posted daily rate.


Submission of an updated DMV vehicle registration is required each year to keep the account activated. Expiration of the account is based on the expiration date reflected on the DMV registration. Renewals must be submitted within 30 days prior to the DMV expiration date to prevent interruption of service. Please fax updated registration to (916) 808-5115 or email as an attachment to with your first initial and full last name in the subject line. 

Charger Locations and Types

Please ensure that the plug types listed are compatible with your particular vehicle.

*UPDATE JULY 2014: EV Chargers are no longer available at any Downtown Plaza garages

Map of garage locations

Garage Location and Entrances EV Charger Model QTY Level
Capitol Garage: 10th & L St. Inductive Small Paddle 3 2nd Level
SAE-J1772 3 2nd Level
City Hall Garage: 10th & I St., 11th & I St. Inductive Sm Paddle Gen2 Plus 1 2nd Level
Inductive Sm Paddle Gen3 6 8th Level
SAE-J1772 10 2nd & 8th Level
Conductive-Avcon 10 2nd & 8th Level
Tower Bridge Garage: Front St. & Capitol Mall SAE-J1772 5 1st Level
Old Sacramento Garage: 2nd & I St. SAE-J1772 4 1st Level
Memorial Garage: 14th & H, 15th & I St. SAE-J1772 6 1st Level