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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


    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.
    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

    Parking Commission voted to slightly change the Parking Incentive Plan on October 8, 2015.  Details of the plan and application procedures are 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)!

    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 

    Pearl Ionia 100 Spaces

    Weston Commerce 100 Spaces 

    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