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Discount Employee Parking Program (DEPP)


DEPP is a discounted employee parking program designed to give employees of the downtown area an affordable alternative to the current market parking rates. To be considered for eligibility, employees must:

  • Earn an hourly wage of $16 or less and
  • Work within the area bounded by E Street to the north, R Street to the south, 21st Street to the east, and the Sacramento River to the west.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please submit renewals or new participant requests onlinePlease call 916-808-8500 if you need assistance.  

DEPP HID Parking Card Instructions

DEPP Online Form (for renewals and new participants)

How does the program work?

If an employee meets the minimum qualifications (as stated above), they will be issued a discounted parking permit to access a designated parking facility.

Upon sign-up, applicants must designate the single garage their DEPP permit will be accepted. Your discount will apply only in that garage. Proof of your hourly wage on a current pay stub is required to qualify for the program. Availability of the program at any facility is subject to change at any time. 

Facilities that offer this program (subject to change at any time): 

  • Memorial Garage
  • Old Sacramento Garage (for employees of Old Sacramento merchants only) 

What does it cost to join?

There is an initial $25 administrative fee for joining the program. If your card is lost or stolen, you will be assessed an additional $25 administrative processing fee. With a DEPP permit, you pay ONLY $0.25 cents per half hour. Discounted rates will apply upon exiting the garage.

Please Note: Abuse of any program, including attempts to validate and use a discount on the same day, will result in the immediate and permanent cancellation of all program privileges.


Complete the Discounted Employee Parking Program Application, including your supervisor's signature, then upload it onto the online portal to register. The online form will also require an upload of your photo ID and proof of pay rate and/or hours worked (pay stub). Once your account is established, to keep your DEPP benefit, you must renewal your card every March and September. 


COVID-19 UPDATEAt this time, renewals will only be accepted through the online portal until further notice.  

Renewal periods are every March and September. You may sign up at any time during the year, however to keep your discount valid, you must renew during each renewal period. To renew, please submit your your pay stub and identification. No additional card fee is required unless a replacement card is necessary. For questions, please call (916) 808-8500 (Revenue Phone Hours)