Under the Burton Act and the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco, the Port Commission has responsibility for governing metered parking within the Port’s jurisdiction. This page will help you find parking locations, hours and rates. You will also find information on special event parking and rescources for resolving parking related issues on Port property.
Hours of Operation
Port parking meters operate 7 days a week from 7am to 11pm. After 7pm, rates are reduced to $0.50 /hour. The Port currently recognizes the following one-day parking holidays:
- New Year's Day, January 1, 2013, only*
- Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013, only*
- Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, only*
*Please note: the City may observe holidays on different days.
Locations and Rates
For a pdf map of Port property, click on this link: Port Strip Map
Hourly rates vary by area.
SFMTA and Port Partnership
In 2009, the Port partnered with SFMTA to improve parking management throughout the City. Together, the SFMTA and Port are implementing innovative strategies to better the parking experience, increase parking availability, and reduce congestion. Through the SFMTA’s SFpark, the Port realizes improved parking management, such as demand based pricing and special event parking. For more information on the Port and SFpark parking program, please visit SFpark.org.
Special Events - AT&T Park Area Parking for Special Events
Need a place to park for an event at AT&T Park? Finding a parking space just got easier for those unable to take public transportation to a game. With demand based pricing, locating a convenient place to park along Port streets is more a possibility. When you arrive at the Port's waterfront, look for parking on The Embarcadero, Delancy, Brannan, Beale, Spear Streets, and Mission Bay. Special event street parking is currently $5.00-$7.00/hr. Here's information on how to go green to a Giants game: Giants Fans Go Green to Giants Game.
In 2009, the Port replaced all coin only mechanical parking meters with pay stations. These pay stations support an expanded method of payment, allowing motorists to pay for parking with a debit/credit card.
In early 2011, the SFMTA and Port upgraded 1/3 of the approximate 1,000 Port parking stalls. Responding to a strong demand for a simplified user interface, the Port changed from pay stations to electronic single space meters. These meters are easier to use and provide even greater payment options by also accepting the City’s parking card. For more information on the City's parking card, visit: www.sfmta.com/cms/pmeter/parkingcard.htm.
The Port enforces parking regulations through the SFMTA. If you receive a citation on Port property, please contact the SFMTA: http://www.sfmta.com/cms/penf/13441.html
SFMTA Citation Division
attn: Correspondence Department
11 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
If your vehicle is towed, visit the AutoReturn offices at 450 7th Street, San Francisco, CA. You may also call 415-865-8200 or visit http://www.autoreturn.com/ or www.sfmta.com/cms/penf/13443.html for more information.
To report a broken meter, please call 311. You may also visit: www.sfmta.com/cms/pmeter/indxpkmeter.htm or www.sf311.org/.
This application may help if you would like to dedicate parking stalls for an event or construction. If you are interested in no stopping service on Port property, select a temporary sign application below and submit your application 10 business days in advance:
Special events include street fairs, races, parades, demonstrations, film projects, sporting events, moving, hotel/restaurant parking, tour buses, funerals, etc. To apply for a special event, follow the instructions on pages one and two of this form: Temporary Sign Application for Special Events. Submit your application (PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX: 415-274-0578.
Construction companies are responsible for obtaining - from the Port - temporary signs for construction projects. If you are a construction company applying for temporary signs, be sure you receive Port approval through this application process. Follow the instructions on pages one and two of this form: Temporary Sign Application for Construction. Submit your application (PDF) to: email@example.com or FAX: 415-274-0578. Only Port authorized signs are permitted. Violators will be cited, resulting in potential delays to construction work.
How to Dispute Your Credit Card Transaction
No receipt is issued for your transaction. Please check your statement to verify any charge to your account is correct.
The fastest way to dispute a credit card charge is to directly contact your card's issuing bank or institution. This is the most efficient way to address your inquiry. Your card company will notify the City of the disputed charge and initiate a process where your transaction is researched. If a system error is identified, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Expansion in Mission Bay
In February 2012, the Port Commission reconfirmed its approval for new parking meters in Mission Bay. Meters help open parking spaces in busy areas. Because Mission Bay is a rapidly developing area, we continue to see big spikes in parking demand, especially during events at AT&T Park. These new meters will have no time limit, enhancing driver convenience in an area that once was restricted to two hours.
Mission Bay Announcements 2012
Spring 2012 Notice to Boaters (pdf) | Fall 2012 Coming Soon to Mission Bay - Shorter Hours, Lower Rates, New Meters, and New Lot