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    Pamela Ritsema 
    Managing Director
    Mission Statement

    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

     

    ITP Introduces the Silver Line Bus
    On August 25, 2014, operation of the Silver Line bus service began in Grand Rapids.  Silver Line Route
    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.
    Further information including frequently asked questions is also available.
     
    Ionia Street - Restricted Parking Information
    At the request of GRPD, Parking Services will be hooding meters to restrict the parking along Ionia south of Fulton Street to Cherry every Friday afternoon until further noticeParking will be prohibited between the hours of 7 PM and 3 AM Friday and Saturday nights.  Vehicles parked at these locations will be ticketed and towed.  Questions regarding this restriction should be directed to the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3604.
      
    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.

     Parking Rates

    DASH North

    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

    Misc. Announcements

    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

    Free Parking

    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 
     For the low cost of $17.00 per month park between 4:30 pm and 6 am at Pearl and Ionia Parking Ramp (location K on the map), Cherry Commerce Parking Ramp (location V on the map), Weston Commerce Parking Ramp (location U on the map) or Monroe Center Parking Ramps (location M on the map).  

    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) or we'll mail it to you!

    Please note that spaces allocated to this program have been established at the following levels:

    Cherry Commerce 125 spaces - All available VIP cards issued

    Monroe Center 100 Spaces

    Pearl Ionia 100 Spaces

    Weston Commerce 100 Space

    Credit Card Information

    Parking Agreement

    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