Parking in Downtown Ann Arbor

Driving in Ann ArborDowntown Ann Arbor has over 8,000 parking spaces located in parking structures, surface parking lots, and on the street metered parking. The parking system is a City of Ann Arbor asset managed by the DDA. Twenty percent of parking revenue goes back to the City to support other City services. The parking system supports itself through parking revenue and also funds other transportation initiatives such as the goPass!, the getDowntown program, and supplemental service on public transit routes.

Republic Parking System operates the parking system for the DDA. The main business office is located at 324 Maynard Street, on the ground floor of the Maynard Parking Structure. This office issues and processes:

  • Payment cards
  • Monthly parking and payment
  • Validations
  • Meter bags

The office can be reached at (734)761-7235 or

Hourly Parking

Downtown Ann Arbor has eight public parking structures, three surface parking lots, and over two thousand on-street spaces available for hourly parking. Off-street facilities are less expensive per hour than metered spaces on the street. Parking facility rates apply 24/7 Monday – Saturday. Parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Parking time limits are posted on parking space markers. Legal parking durations vary from 15 minutes to 10 hours. Always check signs carefully before parking and park only up to the maximum time posted for that meter.

All public parking is FREE on Sunday

Parking Rates (as of July 1, 2021)

Location Hourly Rate*
Parking Structures $1.20
Parking Lots $1.80, 1- 3 hours
$2.00 4+ hours
Locations with Daily Rates  
415 W. Washington $5
Liberty Square $5 after 3pm (out by 6am)
Ann Ashley $5 after 3pm (out by 6am)
First & Washington $5 after 3pm (out by 6am)
Meters (on-street) $2.10
Meters (on-street) $2.10
½ price Meters (limited locations on-street**) $1.05

* Different parking rates may apply for special events.
** Half price meters have a 10-hour limit. These meters can be found on the 200 and 400 blocks of N. First, the 300 and 400 blocks of N. Ashley, the 400 block of S. Ashley, the 1100 and 1200 blocks of S. State, and the 700 block of Packard.
5-Year Rate Change Schedule (4-1-2018 through 7-1-2022) (PDF)

Parking Questions

Where can I find accessible parking?

All parking facilities provide accessible parking spaces. There are also accessible spaces designated throughout the on-street parking system. Download Accessible Parking Details.

Where can I park my electric vehicle?

There are thirty-three electric vehicle charging stations throughout the public parking system downtown. Currently, there is no additional charge to plug into these charging stations.

To check charging station availability in real-time, visit:

Where is motorcycle & moped parking located?

There are limited free motorcycle & moped parking spaces available in a number of parking facilities, please see map for specific locations.

How do I pay for hourly parking??

Off-street payment options (parking structures and surface lots)

At a cashier booth
At a kiosk
With a credit card at entrance and exit
Easy Pay: Equipment at the Fourth & William, Fourth & Washington, Liberty Square, and Library Lane parking structures accommodate prepaid Easy Pay cards to enter and exit. Easy Pay cards can be purchased at the Republic Parking office at 324 Maynard St. This makes for a speedy exit and, few credit card transactions.

On-street payment options (metered parking spots on the street)

Coin or Credit Card
Pay by coin (bills are not accepted) or credit card at epark pay station kiosks located on every block.

After parking, note the space number on your space marker. Locate a conveniently placed epark station. You may use any pay station on the way to your destination. Press “OK” to start. Follow the screen prompts.

Use the epark App
To conveniently pay from your phone, download the epark Ann Arbor app from the app store. Simply set up an account to pay, then enter your epark space number, monitor your expiration time, and top off your meter from anywhere. Remember parking duration limits apply, please be sure to check the parking space marker to verify how long you can legally stay in the spot.

Which downtown businesses validate parking?

You may click here to view a current list of downtown businesses that validate parking.

What if I get a parking ticket?

Parking tickets are issued through the Ann Arbor Police Department’s Community Standards division. Issues related to parking enforcement, violations, and ticket payment are addressed by the City of Ann Arbor Department of Treasury. For information on how to appeal a citation, towed vehicles, and more, please visit the Ann Arbor City Appeal a Parking Ticket page.

How do I rent a parking space for construction or when closing the street for a special event?

Meter bags are available for rent to reserve spaces for construction or special events. Meters bags cost $25 a day per space (other fees and rules may apply).

To request a Meter Bag Contract, please contact Republic Parking at

Monthly Permits

There are three types of monthly parking permits available for purchase through the Ann Arbor DDA: Standard, Reserved and Limited/Overnight.

*Please note: There are currently a few standard monthly parking permits available at some locations. Please send an email ( or call (734-997-1310) for more information. There are currently wait lists for reserved (assigned space) permits at all locations. Please send an email to be added to the reserved permit wait list for a location. You may view the wait lists here: Standard Permit Wait List and Reserved Permit Wait List. Limited overnight permits are available. These permits are $30/month and provide parking 3:30 pm – 9:00 am Monday-Friday, and all day on the weekends and certain holidays. They are available at the following locations:

  • 1st & Washington
  • Forest
  • 4th & William
  • Liberty Square
  • Ann Ashley
  • Library Lane

Parking Permit Pricing (as of July 1, 2021)

Parking Structures Standard Rate* Reserved Rate* Limited Overnight Rate
Fourth & Washington N/A N/A N/A
First & Washington $195.00 N/A $30.00
Maynard $195.00 270.00 N/A
Forest $195.00 N/A $30.00
Fourth & William $195.00 $270.00 $30.00
Liberty Square $195.00 $270.00 $30.00
Ann Ashley $195.00 $270.00 $30.00
Library Lane $195.00 N/A $30.00


Parking Lots Standard Rate* Reserved Rate*
First & William reserved parking only.
No hourly parking available.
415 W. Washington $130.00  

Car Share

The DDA supports transportation initiatives that make it possible to work or live downtown without a car. We partner with Zipcar to bring you access to a vehicle when you need it.

Looking for More Commuting Options?

Contact the getDowntown program to learn more,



Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Board Meetings

November 3, 2021 at Noon
(Zoom Link)

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Non-Regularly Scheduled/Special Meetings

DDA Capital Improvements Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11 am
(Zoom link)

DDA Executive Director Search Committee Meeting
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10 am
(Zoom link)
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1-5 pm
(Zoom links to follow)
Thursday, October 28, 2021 1-5 pm
(Zoom links to follow)
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11 am
(Zoom link)

DDA Informational Meetings 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12PM
Zoom link to follow


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