Cost & Hours

Yes, the hours of operation, as well as cost, of metered parking has changed.

Here's the deal...

FREE PARKING from 10PM to 8AM unless otherwise posted except for inside the Loop (see below). Please check the pay box you are using for specific rate and hour information.

  • In most areas of the city, rates are $2.00 per hour.
  • In the Central Business District outside the Loop (Area bounded by Lake Michigan to the East, North Avenue to the North, Halsted to the West, and Roosevelt Road to the South, exclusive of the Loop Area), rates are $4.00 per hour.
  • Inside the Loop (Area bounded by Lake Michigan to the East, Wacker Drive to the North and West, and Congress Parkway to the South), rates are $6.50 per hour from 8AM - 9PM and the same rate for two hours from 9PM - 8AM.

Payment is required 7 days a week including holidays, unless otherwise posted.  Please check meter and street signs.