Cost & Hours

Depending on where and when you park in Chicago, the cost and hours of operation vary.

Whether you use ParkChicago© or the pay stations on the street, hourly parking rates range from $6.50 (Loop), to $4 (Central Business District) and $2 (outside the Loop and Central Business District).

Always remember to check the pay stations you are using for specific rates and times. The pay station and the ParkChicago© app will not accept payment if a parking fee is not required.

  • In Chicago neighborhoods (area outside the downtown area bounded by Roosevelt Avenue to the south, North Avenue to the north and Halsted Street to the west), most rates are $2 per hour from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. On Sundays, motorists can park for free in some spaces in this area.
  • 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), rates are $4 per hour from 8:00 a.m. to midnight.
  • In 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 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and $3.25 per hour from 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.