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     ​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.

    ​​Josh Naramore​     Mobile GR & Parking Manager

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

    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

    ​For parking rates, click here

    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 ramps prior to 5 pm.

    Bus Parking Information

    For info on bus parking, click here.


    City of Grand Rapids Custo​mer Service Standards

    Customer Service Standards, click here.

    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.  For details of the plan and application procedures  click here.

    Parking Ticket Questions

    For more information on parking tickets, click here

    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