At the dawn of the pandemic and for a long time after, the City of Mill Valley’s Resident Shopper Vehicle Permit (RSVP) program, which allows residents of Mill Valley and nearby towns to park for free at a metered space as a way to promote downtown businesses, was largely dormant, as was parking enforcement.

Enforcement has long since returned, and the program remains robust and active, providing both convenience for to shop, dine and visit Mill Valley but also parking revenue for the Mill Valley Police Department.

The RSVP program is designed to make it convenient for Mill Valley and other Marin residents to shop, eat and visit downtown Mill Valley. We appreciate your support of our local restaurants and businesses! “We hope that current permit holders will continue to utilize their permits to show support to our local businesses,” MVPD officials said in announcing the permits.

City officials put the 2022 RSVP stickers on sale late last month. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. Prices are $66 each for Mill Valley residents first or second vehicles and $86 each for residents third or fourth vehicles. For non-residents who qualify, permits are $86 each (see price list below). 

MV Resident                           Non-MV Resident

1 Permit – $66                         1 Permit – $86

2 Permits – $132                     2 Permits – $172

3 Permits – $218                     3 Permits – $258

4 Permits – $304                     4 Permits – $344

City officials encourage those wishing to purchase their RSVP, to do so online at Permits may also be purchased at the Mill Valley Police Department during normal business hours, Monday – Thursday 8 am-5 pm, Friday 8 am-4 pm.


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