Contractor Parking

The following parking options are available for contractor or service vehicles:

Meter Bag Rental

Loading & Unloading in Loading Zones

Loading zones are located throughout the Downtown and University District for the use of vehicles during the loading and unloading of cargo, merchandise or passengers. Vehicles in loading zones must actually be engaged in loading and unloading activity. Commercial loading zones are reserved specifically for use by properly signed commercial vehicles. Note that some loading zones have time limit restrictions – see signs posted at each loading zone for details.

Loading & Unloading in Metered Spaces

Commercial vehicle operators may engage in loading and unloading activity in metered spaces between the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday, but only where signs indicate that loading and unloading is permitted. Parking meter payment is required in all designated metered space loading zones utilized for loading and unloading.


The CashKey is a cashless way to pay at a meter. No more searching for change to feed the meter. See the CashKey page for more information.

Permit Parking

Permit parking may be an option depending on the location, time frame and availability. Contact the Parking Programs Office at (217) 403-4700 for more information.