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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

    Josh Naramore

    Mobile GR & Parki​ng ​Services Manager​

    Parking Facility Locations
    Locations of Ramps and Lots can be found on the map below or you can open the map in a new window by clicking here (PDF).​ For more information about our parking facilities, check out our Parking Rates & Locations​ page.

    New parking area North Ionia Avenue, Electronic Payment Zone, Pay by ParkMobile

    The area on Ionia Street north of Michigan has seen an influx of daily parkers resulting from numerous developments. The City and the Parking Services Department is tasked with managing the public right-of-way and maintaining the on-street parking availability. These spaces are not intended for long-term parking. The changes on Ionia Street north of Michigan are the result of consideration and discussion of the City’s Parking Commission and the City Commission. Parking requirements are not intended to be punitive, but to maintain on-street parking availability for everyone.

    We are deploying a new pilot project along Ionia to allow for on-street parking to be paid via ParkMobile. All fees for parking are set at a rate to allow for recovering costs for operating, maintaining and enforcement of on-street parking. The rate/maximum time of the electronic payment zone will be $1 per hour/maximum 10-hour zone. Effective January 3, 2017 enforcement of this zone will begin. Vehicles are subject to parking violations if parking is not paid via ParkMobile.​


    How do I activate my parking?

    Download the free app at or call 800-280-4146 to set-up a ParkMobile account (will include at minimum a credit/debit card number and a license plate number). Posted signs will indicate the zone your parked in. Enter the parking zone number (5-digit number on posted sign) to activate parking. Press Stop parking when you leave the space.

    For longer term parking options, the City has a number of surface parking lots and ramps with available parking at difference price points starting at $48/month, some options include a DASH shuttle ride to your destination. We’d be more than happy to help try to find parking to better meet your needs. If you have additional questions, please call (616) 456-3290 or email us at​

    Say Hello to the New Grand Rapids ‘Park Once’ Downtown District

    Our team at the City of Grand Rapids, Mobile GR & Parking Services is proud to operate one of the most sophisticated parking departments in the country. In order to best meet the current and future needs of Grand Rapids residents, businesses and visitors , our parking services must continue to evolve to meet the city’s transportation demands.

    Beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016, Grand Rapids is introducing comprehensive reforms to modernize our city’s public parking and municipal transit systems while making getting around downtown easier than ever.

    As Grand Rapids has experienced growth and development, the number of visitors and residents traveling to and from the central business district has increased accordingly, straining the existing parking supply and creating congestion within the downtown core. Our changes are aimed at helping to resolve these issues and address future parking needs.

    The city is committed to working with all parking customers, as well as Grand Rapids residents and downtown visitors, to offer the best services that meet your needs and improve mobility options.

    Highlights of what’s coming to downtown Grand Rapids public parking and local transit options include:

    New Changes and Answers to Your Parking FAQs

    Downtown parking rates are changing at meters, surface lots and ramps. Our Frequently Asked Questions section provides updates and answers to everything you need to know about how the changes may impact you. Learn More​.

    Downtown’s New ‘Park Once’ District

    Whether you're a worker, student or visitor, you will have the opportunity to experience downtown like never before. The 'Park Once' district will allow drivers to park once and travel throughout downtown via FREE public transportation. Learn More.

    New and Improved DASH Services

    The city is increasing its DASH service to create a true high-frequency downtown DASH circulator. DASH buses will run from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm during the week, with pickups coming every seven to eight minutes. Learn More​.

    New Silver Line No-Fare Zone

    The City of Grand Rapids has partnered with The Rapid to create a no-fare zone north of the Wealthy Street and McConnell stop throughout downtown, further expanding transportation options. Learn More​.

    Two New Mobile Apps with Real-time Information

    Grand Rapids is utilizing two new free mobile apps – GR Park and myStop – that smart phone users can download to instantly navigate their array of downtown travel and parking opportunities. Learn More..

    Fast Facts

    It’s a fact the City has more than 300 monthly ramp and surface parking lot cards currently available for sale, with the majority of those parking spaces located at the Government Center and Area 9 facilities. Learn More.

    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.

    Thank you to all who participated in the Residential Parking Program survey. The survey is now closed