Provide and target parking resources and customer services to support existing development and foster new growth within the City Center and neighborhood Business districts.
Office Operating Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
50 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-1968
24 x 7 contact number (616) 456-3751 or (616) 456-3290
Email Parking Services
Residential Parking Permits
Grand Rapids City Commission approved the process for neighborhoods to request residential parking permit zones. Rules and regulations.
Select streets in the NOBL neighborhood are the first location for residential parking. Application is here.
Large Vehicle Parking Suggestion
Crew cab, extended box, dual rear tires, and vehicles with protruding trailer hitches should consider parking in the Ottawa Fulton Parking Ramp.
The Downtown Development Authority, North Monroe Business Association, and Grand Rapids have funded a free DASH North shuttle for a two year trial. Service will begin on December 10, 2012 and route and stop locations are coordinated between the North Monroe Business Association and The Rapid.
DASH North - North Monroe DASH Service
Event Rate Parking is applicable to vehicles entering parking ramps after 5 pm Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Hourly and daily maximum rates apply Monday through Friday for vehicles entering parking ramps prior to 5 pm.
Bus Parking Information
City of Grand Rapids Customer Service Standards
Monroe Center Ramp offers one hour free parking to visitors entering prior to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.
Parking Meters are in operation each day except Sundays and City of Grand Rapids observed holidays and where parking meters are marked as enforced by posted signs.
City of Grand Rapids observed holidays are: New Years' Day, Martin Luther King Jr Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Parking meters on Monroe Center are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm
Electric vehicle stations (parking meters) are enforced 24 hours per day - 7 days per week
Economic Development Tool Available
At the July 8, 2010, the Parking Commission voted to reinstate the Parking Incentive Plan. Details of the plan and application procedures available here.
VIP Evening Parking Cards
To participate in this program please complete the following forms (click on the form to view and print) and bring, fax, e mail or USPS mail to Grand Rapids Parking Services Offices. Please indicate your location of choice for the parking card. To pick up your card - park in the Ottawa Fulton Parking Ramp (location N on the map)!
Please note that spaces allocated to this program have been established at the following levels (these numbers do not reflect the actual spaces available):
Cherry Commerce 125 spaces
Monroe Center 100 Spaces - All available VIP cards issued
Pearl Ionia 100 Spaces
Weston Commerce 100 Spaces
Credit Card Information
If you have questions on this program, please call our offices at 616-456-3290.
Parking Tickets Questions
Gas Prices Got You Down??
The Interurban Transit Partnership / The Rapid (ITP) has a van pool program. For a monthly fee, ITP furnishes a van, gas, insurance, car washes, and routine maintenance. Minimum participation of four persons is required.
Grand Rapids Parking Services will provide FREE parking to ITP van pool customers.
Interested?? Contact Ride the Rapid 616-774-1188 or visit www.ridetherapid.org