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Electric Vehicle Parking

Electric vehicle plugged in and charging

COST FOR EV TO PARK IN CITY-OWNED GARAGE OR LOT: Varies by location. Payment of daily or monthly parking fee is required to park anywhere in the facility.  

EV CHARGER ACCESS COST: There is no additional cost to utilize EV chargers when parked in a City-owned parking facility, with the exception of the Sacramento Valley Station (Lot 293) where payment for both parking and charger access is required. 

ON-STREET PARKING: All posted regulations, including meter fees and time restrictions, apply to EV parked on the street. Vehicles parked at an EV charging station on the street are subject to all posted regulations and rates for that space. 

SPECIAL Monthly Parking RATES for Qualifying Individuals

Electric vehicles that are owned or leased by individuals or enterprises are eligible for special monthly parking rates 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 an Electric Vehicle Monthly Parking Permit please complete an EV Monthly Parking Application. Permits and rates are garage-specific and based on availability. Please email us to check availability.

Garage Facility EV Monthly Rate
Tower Bridge Garage 50% of Tower Bridge Garage Monthly Rate
Old Sacramento Garage 50% of Old Sacramento Garage Monthly Rate
City Hall Garage 50% of City Hall Garage Regular Monthly Rate
Capitol Garage 50% of Capitol Garage Regular Monthly Rate
Memorial Garage 50% of Memorial Garage Regular Monthly Rate

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. For EV Monthly Parking Permits requiring a monthly fee, please follow the payment instructions detailed on the EV application.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Reduced rate parking only applies to drivers with a valid monthly parking permit. Applications require approval prior to receipt of 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

An active ChargePoint account is required to access SAE-J1772 chargers. Garage fees to park still apply to both monthly and daily drivers, however there is no additional fee to utilize the chargers. Only vehicles that are actively charging may park in a designated EV charger space. Plugging into garage wall outlets or utilizing extension cords to access garage wall outlets is prohibited. 

Please ensure that the plug types listed are compatible with your particular vehicle. Unless otherwise indicated, chargers are Level 2. 

Effective July 2014, EV Chargers are no longer available at any Downtown Commons (formerly Downtown Plaza) garages.

Map of garage locations

Garage Location and Entrances EV Charger Model QTY Level

Capitol Garage: 10th & L St



2nd Level



3rd Level

City Hall Garage: 10th & I St., 11th & I St.



2nd Level



8th Level 

Tower Bridge Garage: Front St. & Capitol Mall



1st Level

Old Sacramento Garage: 2nd & I St.



1st Level

Memorial Garage: 14th & H, 15th & I St.



1st Level

Sacramento Valley Station (Lot 293)

DC Fast Chargers (CHAdeMO & CCS)