The Ann Arbor DDA works to promote downtown vitality. An important strategy is the encouragement of a menu of transportation choices for downtown visitors, residents, customers, employees, and others, who can select their preferred means to come downtown based on factors such as cost, convenience, and environmental interests. Use the interactive map to find locations and information about downtown parking and transportation options.




Click on a lot or structure on the above map to see the number of available hourly spaces and rates.

Learn more about how to have a Happy Commute (PDF).  Find information on the many transportation options available to get you to, from and around downtown here.

Quick Pay- A convenient new way to pay for parking!  Equipment has been installed at the Fourth and Washington parking structure to allow for the use of a stored value/pre-paid proximity card to access and exit the structure.  Advantages of this Quick Pay card include speedy entries and exits, as well as fewer credit card transactions.  Quick pay cards can be purchased at the Republic Parking office at 324 Maynard.  More information available here- Quick Pay Brochure (PDF)

Monthly parking permits are available in some parking structures and surface lots and provide 24 hour/day access. A limited number of premium monthly parking permits are available as well. The Evening/Overnight Monthly Parking Permit is a great option for downtown residents, evening workers, and others who regularly need parking after 3:30pm. This permit provides parking in most downtown parking structures between the hours of 3:30pm and 9am. If you are interested in a monthly permit please contact the DDA at 734-997-1310 or

There are currently wait lists for standard (24/7) permits at most locations.  Call or email to be added to the lists and we will contact you when a space becomes available.

Public parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8am-6pm.  Cost is $1.60/hour.  Free on evenings, Sundays and all federal holidays observed by City employees: New Year’s Eve Day (after 12 p.m.), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday (after 12 p.m.), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, Christmas Eve Day (after 12 p.m.), and Christmas Day.  Visit the Republic Parking website for information on meter payment options.

Electric Vehicle Parking & Charging- There are 18 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the public parking system in downtown Ann Arbor. Currently, there is no additional charge to plug into a charging station in the public parking system.  For details on location and current availability,click here to go to a map

Parking for the Disabled– Please reference this map for available disability parking locations in downtown Ann Arbor. All parking structures have barrier free elevators and all parking lots and curb side parking are near sloped entries to sidewalks.

For parking information please contact Republic Parking at 734-761-7235.

Look here (PDF) for a list of businesses that validate parking.
Please note- To facilitate easy exiting after large events, parking structures may convert to a $5 flat rate entry prior to an event and remain that way throughout the evening.