Parklets have become part of the Town landscape since they were first allowed temporarily during the Summer 2020. With San Anselmo's mild climate, the parklets provide outside seating for our residents and visitors to enjoy nearly year round.

On September 27, 2022, Town Council approved an amendment (Ordinance #1166 - Parklet Ordinance) to the Municipal Code to allow for permanent Parklet installations, including adopting a Parklet Program and Parklet Guidelines. 

On April 11, 2023 Council approved the updated fee schedule (Resolution #4482) to become effective on July 1, 2023.

Parklet update: June 5, 2023:

The following information will give you complete details on Parklets for the Town of San Anselmo - please read all of the information carefully.

  1. June 5, 2023 Letter, outlining the new parklet program: HERE

  2. New Parklet Fee Schedule: Schedule of User Fees 7/1/23

    $2,520 per parking space per year, plus an annual administrative fee of $950.

  3. Parklet Guidelines: HERE

  4. Parklet Diagrams: HERE


Parklet permits are applied for online through the link above (eTRAKiT). Only digital plans and documents (PDFs) are accepted.

The following documents need to be provided with your parklet permit application:

  • A plan set showing all of the following: 
    • Location, including site address, parking location, etc.
    • Dimensions of structure, including platform, railings, stormwater, drainage access, etc.
    • Traffic protection measures and setbacks from adjacent parking spaces.
    • Location of any adjacent utilities, including curb drainage, manhole covers, water shut-off valves, sidewalk utility boxes, streetlight poles, parking meters, etc.
    • Plans must demonstrate accessibility compliance with all similar local, state, and federal accessibility regulations, and show dimensions of required clearances.
    • It is highly recommended that plan sets are prepared by a design professional.
  • Materials – provide a materials palette including landscaping/planters, Railing, and Platform.
  • Insurance – The application must include evidence of current insurance coverage, including all insurance certificates and endorsements required in the Parklet Ordinance and as required by Town Staff.

You will need an eTrakit account to apply for a permit. 

  • Owners or those acting on behalf of them can set up a Public account.
  • Contractors need to have their accounts set up by staff – to do so, please email

New Parklet Fee Schedule

(effective July 1, 2023)
(Schedule of User Fees 7/1/23)

  • $2,520 per Parking space per year, plus an annual administrative fee of $950.

The San Anselmo Parklet Program goals include:

  • Activating and enlivening the downtown area.
  • Enriching the downtown streetscape and providing for increased public use.
  • Encouraging pedestrian and community activity.
  • Supporting local businesses.
  • Encouraging non-motorized and multi-modal transportation.

Background Information

Parklets were allowed under a temporary Urgency Ordinance, which was passed as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Town of San Anselmo and the Economic Development Commission solicited feedback from residents and businesses on the subject of parklets in San Anselmo. Subjects studied included:

  • Continue allowing them to be constructed, and 
  • Keeping them long-term

Feedback was obtained from the public via attendance at public meetings, or by emailing comments to the Town.


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Previous Meetings/Surveys

  • Workshop 1 – May 11, 2021
  • Workshop 2 – May 27, 2021
  • Workshop 3 - April 14, 2022
  • Survey (closed June 6, 2021)
  • You can watch the video of the 9/28/21 Town Council meeting discussing parklets below (the parklet discussion starts at the 2:30:00 mark), or you can follow the link and click on item 7 to start the video or look through the presentation materials.
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