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    Office Operating Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday
    Office Address: 50 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1968
    Contact Number (24 Hour): (616) 456-3290​



    Parking Information for Students


    Mobile GR & Parking Services has many parking options for students attending classes at the downtown campus' of Cooley Law School, Douglas J. Aveda, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Design, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University.

    We advise all students to check with their schools for parking options as many provide stickers, cards, etc.

    Parking Options South of Fulton


    Surface Lots
    There are a few surface lots south of Fulton (Area 2, Area 3, Area 4, Area 5, Area 6, Area 6A and the Market Street Lot) operated by Mobile GR & Parking Services are full of monthly parking customers. Our Department does not maintain a waiting list for these lots and monthly parking cards are sold on a first come first served basis. Parking rates for these surface lots can be found on the table below. If you’d like to purchase a space in these lots, you’ll need to check availability daily by visiting our web pages or by contacting our office between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm directly at (616) 456-3290.

    PARKING LOT ​MONTHLY RATE ​RATE PER
    ​1/2 HOUR
    DAILY MAXIMUM EVENT CHARGE​ ​LOST TICKET FEE
    ​Arena Area 2 ​$112.00 ​- ​$10.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry
    ​$12.00 ​-
    Arena Area 3 ​​$112.00 ​- ​ ​$10.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry
    ​$12.00 ​-
    Arena Area 4 ​​$112.00 ​- ​ ​$5.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry​
    ​$10.00 ​-
    ​Arena Area 5 ​​$112.00 ​- ​ ​$10.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry
    ​$10.00 ​-
    DASH South Area 6​A ​$86.00 ​- ​ ​$8.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry
    ​$8.00 ​-
    Market Street ​​​$54.00 ​- ​ ​$5.00 Coin or Cash,
    per entry​
    ​$8.00 ​-
    ​ 
    Although there are many options to choose from, there is no guarantee these lots will be open or have spaces available each day.

    Parking Ramps
    Mobile GR & Parking Services also has parking ramp facilities located south of Fulton including Cherry Commerce Ramp, Weston Commerce Ramp, and the Gallery Ramp. Parking rates for these facilities can be found on the table below.

    ​​PARKING RAMP ​MONTHLY RATE ​RATE PER 
    ​1/2 HOUR
    DAILY MAXIMUM EVENT CHARGE​ ​LOST TICKET FEE
    Cherry Commerce* ​$140.00 $1.25 ​$12.00 ​$10.00 $24.00
    Weston Commerce* ​​$140.00 $1.25 ​ ​$15.00 ​$10.00 $28.00
    ​Gallery on Fulton
    ​​$140.00 $1.25 ​ ​$15.00​ ​$10.00 $27.00
    *For students with evening classes, parking cards are available for the Cherry Commerce and Weston Commerce Ramps at a cost of $17.00 per month (restrictions apply).

    Note: Students who take evening classes and would like to park in the ramps should be aware that some restrictions do apply.

    Although there are many options to choose from, there is no guarantee these lots will be open or have spaces available each day.

    On-Street Parking
    Most of the streets around the downtown campuses have parking meters. A map of these meter locations can be found by clicking here. These meters accept coins (dollar coins, quarters, dimes and nickels) or you can use the Parkmobile app as well.

    Parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 6:00 pm (unless they are otherwise signed as enforced). A majority of meters are free after 6 pm and on Saturday. On Sunday and on City holidays, all meters are free.

    Please make sure you are parked within 12 inches of the curb when using on-street parking.

    Other Options
    There are also parking areas operated by Ellis Parking south of Fulton.  For rates, hours and other information, contact Ellis Parking directly.

    Parking Options North of Fulton


    Surface Lots
    There are many surface lot options located north of Fulton including DASH Area 7, DASH Area 8, DASH Area 9, Ionia Mason, Ionia North, North Monroe and Scribner with limited monthly card availability.  The Scribner and DASH Area Lots see frequent DASH buses throughout the day. Parking rates for these surface lots can be found on the table below.

    PARKING LOT ​MONTHLY RATE ​RATE PER 
    ​1/2 HOUR
    DAILY MAXIMUM EVENT CHARGE​ ​LOST TICKET FEE
    Ionia Mason $48.00​ -​ -​ $6.00​ -​
    ​Ionia North ​$58.00 ​- ​- ​$6.00 ​-
    North Monroe
    ​​$58.00 ​- ​ ​$5.00 Coin or Cash, 
    per entry
    ​$6.00 ​-
    DASH West Area 7
    ​​$48.00 ​- ​ ​-​ ​$6.00 ​-
    ​DASH West Area 8 ​​$48.00 ​- ​ ​$3.00 Coin or Cash, 
    per entry
    ​$6.00 ​-
    DASH West Area 9 ​$48.00 ​- ​ ​$2.00 Coin or Cash, 
    per entry
    ​$6.00 ​-
    Scribner ​​​$48.00 ​- ​ ​$4.00 Coin or Cash, 
    per entry​
    ​$6.00 ​-

    Although there are many options to choose from, there is no guarantee these lots will be open or have spaces available each day.

    Parking Ramps
    Many of the parking ramp facilities operated by Mobile GR & Parking Services are located north of Fulton including DeVos Place Ramp, Government Center Ramp, Louis Campau Ramp, Monroe Center Ramp, Ottawa Fulton Ramp and Pearl Ionia Ramp. Parking rates for these facilities can be found on the table below.

    PARKING RAMP ​MONTHLY RATE ​RATE PER 
    ​1/2 HOUR
    DAILY MAXIMUM EVENT CHARGE​ ​LOST TICKET FEE
    ​DeVos Place ​$154.00 $1.50 ​$15.00 ​$10.00 ​-
    Government Center ​​$149.00 $1.25 ​ ​$12.00 ​$9.00 $24.00
    Louis Campeau ​​$140.00 $​1.25 ​ ​$12.00 ​$8.00 ​$24.00
    ​Monroe Center*
    ​​$140.00 $1.25 ​ ​$20.00 ​$8.00 ​$24.00
    Ottawa Fulton
    ​$140.00 $​1.25 ​ ​$20.00 ​$12.00 ​$24.00
    Pearl Ionia* ​​$151.00 $1.25 ​ Daily (M-F) : ​$18.00
    Evenings (M-F): $3.00 
    Weekends: $7.00
    ​$7.00 ​$24.00​
    *For students with evening classes, parking cards are available for the Pearl Ionia and Monroe Center Ramps at a cost of $17.00 per month (restrictions apply).

    Although there are many options to choose from, there is no guarantee these lots will be open or have spaces available each day.

    Note: Students who take evening classes and would like to park in the ramps should be aware that some restrictions do apply.

    On-Street Parking
    Most of the streets around the downtown campuses have parking meters. A map of these meter locations can be found clicking here. These meters accept coins (dollar coins, quarters, dimes and nickels) or you can use the Parkmobile app as well.

    Parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 6:00 pm (unless they are otherwise signed as enforced). A majority of meters are free after 6 pm and on Saturday. On Sunday and on City holidays, all meters are FREE.

    Please make sure you are parked within 12 inches of the curb when using on-street parking.

    Other Options
    Ellis Parking also operates a surface parking lot north of the Gerald R. Ford Museum.  Additional parking is also available throughout the downtown area.  For locations, availability, and pricing, contact Ellis Parking.

    DASH Bus for Students


    The DASH Bus system and the Silver Line play a major role in transporting students from parking areas toward their learning institutions.  These DASH routes are conveniently timed.  The routes for the Silver Line are convenient for students who are along the Division Corridor.
     
    To find out more information about the DASH Bus you can visit our DASH Information Page​ or for a DASH route map, click here.

    Bike and Scooter Parking Downtown


    Downtown Grand Rapids is a very walkable City. If you use a bike or scooter to get downtown and need to park it, we have many options available for those at several locations. Also, if you want to take the bus, your bike can travel with you for free via the double-loading bike rack attached to every bus in the Rapid’s fleet.

    Scooter parking is FREE in several downtown locations, to view these locations click here for a map​.

    Evening Parking & Special Rate Restrictions


    Currently there are 125 spaces in the Cherry Commerce Ramp, 100 in the Monroe Center Ramp, 250 in the Pearl Ionia Ramp and 100 in the Weston Commerce Ramp allocated for VIP parking.
     
    VIP parking customers enter the parking ramps after 4:30 pm and exit prior to 6:00 am the following day, 7 days per week.  These customers provide a completed monthly agreement as well as credit card authorization.  Credit cards are charged on or around the first day of the month for parking.  No invoices or notification of payment is sent.

    Monthly Parking Cards – The Basics


    Monthly parking rates and availability vary by location. Rates and availability can be found by clicking here​.

    Your monthly parking card allows access to your facility Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Cards are still active outside these hours and you can park in your lot if space is available.

    The monthly parking cards operate on an in and out cycle.  This means that each and every time you enter or exit the lot, you are required to scan your monthly parking card, even if the gate raises.  If you are not able to scan your card, contact 311 or our office (616) 456-3290 or (616) 456-3751 to discuss card use and possibly have your card reset.

    Billing for monthly parking will be take place around the 20th of each month for the next month’s parking. Payments are expected to be received from customers on the first day of the month. All parking cards have a card deposit of $10.00.

    Customers not paying for their monthly parking cards will be locked out of their parking facility and their space will be resold.  Parking charges continue to accrue until the parking card is returned to our office, or our office is notified you have stopped parking and will not turn the card in, or the account is closed for non-payment. Accounts closed for non-payment will be turned over to the Treasurer's Office for collection. Accounts closed for non-payment will not be reopened until balances are paid.

    Value Added Services at Facilities


    Customers parking in our lots and ramps can utilize our Security service.  Services we provide include assistance with issues including flat tires, dead batteries, and keys locked in cars. To utilize this service, call (616) 456-3751. 

    Security services are provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at our ramp and lot facilities. More information can be found on the Ramps and Lots page by clicking here.

    Parking in Residential Neighborhoods


    If you park in a residential neighborhood, you must obey the parking rules.

    Do not park within 20 feet of a marked cross walk, 3 feet of a driveway (In front of a public or private driveway or alley within three (3) feet of where the course of the curbline has been changed to start the driveway or alley approach), 15 feet of a fire hydrant, 15 feet of an intersection.  Please make sure you are parked within 12 inches of a curb.  

    Please note that Parking System Enforcement and Grand Rapids Police Department personnel vigorously patrol neighborhoods and respond to neighborhood complaints.
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