Getting Around

Getting to, from, and around Sonoma can take many forms. Sonoma's downtown is very walkable, and we're a bicycle-friendly community, so park your car and start exploring.  Public transit bus services are supplemented by as private transportation options including taxis, rideshare services, limos, and tour companies. 


If you’re biking to the Plaza, you can find bike parking at several locations as outlined on our Plaza Bike Parking Map, including the “hitching post” across from the Barracks and Toscano Hotel and at the bike parking sculpture along the horseshoe driveway in front of City Hall, among other spots.  Please note that bike riding in the Plaza park is not allowed, so park your bike when you arrive.

Downtown parking is available at two public parking lots, at no charge.  The largest is the Casa Grande lot, located behind the historic Barracks just north of the Plaza, with an entrance off First St. East.  There is a smaller public parking lot behind Sebastiani Theatre, with an entrance off East Napa St.  This lot includes designated parking for electric vehicles with charging stations.  Follow the signs around the Plaza.

Parking around the Sonoma Plaza

Street parking in the Plaza area is free, but is limited to 3 hours between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday; there are no time limits on Sundays.

On-Street Parking

On-street parking in Sonoma is also free, but some areas have time limits or residential permit requirements, so look for signage.

To take your time and avoid a ticket, park in the public lots whenever possible.

You may pay or appeal your parking citation online by visiting: and entering the required information.

If you make payment or appeal by mail, send the proper amount of penalty in money order, cashier’s check or personal check, payable to: City of Sonoma.

  • Enclose the notice of parking violation with your payment.
  • Write your citation number on your payment.

Mailing Address for Payments

City of Sonoma  C/O Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Request for Citation Review/Hearing

Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 11024
Newport Beach, CA 92658

Inquiries and payments can be made by calling (800) 989- 2058

To appeal a parking citation you may do so by visiting: and entering the required information.

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