DOWNTOWN PARKING PERMITS

What you need to know

Downtown Parking Permits are available for purchase at the Parking Programs Office located at 702 Edgebrook Drive between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The following is needed at the time of sale:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid, current Vehicle Registration Card for each vehicle that will be on the permit agreement
  • Payment methods: Cash, Check, Credit or Debit (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & AMEX), or Money Order
  • Proof of Residency, if required.
    (See each permit type listed below for the requirements and examples of accepted proof of residency.)

All Downtown permits are sold for either six-month or one-year terms. Permits may be returned for a pro-rated refund of the unused portion less a 10% administrative fee. Permits are non-transferable.

Contact the Public Works Department/Parking Office at 217-403-4700 or publicworks@champaignil.gov.

HILL STREET PARKING DECK PARKING OPTIONS:

Go Pass

The Go Pass makes parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck fast, easy and convenient for people who visit Downtown often.

  • Step 1: Purchase a Go Pass at the Parking Programs Office located at 702 Edgebrook Drive, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Set up a credit card account at the office.
  • Step 2: Entering the deck. The gates to the Deck will automatically raise when a vehicle with a Go Pass approaches. There is no need to stop and take a ticket. The Go Pass works at all entrance and exit lanes. Go Pass customers can park on Levels 1 – 3.
  • Step 3: Exiting the deck: As with entry, the gates will automatically raise as a vehicle with a Go Pass approaches. The time parked in the deck will be automatically calculated and the fee charged directly to the customer’s credit card. There is no need to stop at the gate or booth and submit payment.
  • Valid Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Unassigned parking located on levels 4, 5 & 6 of the Deck. Permit holders may park at any available space on these levels signed “Permit Parking.”
  • Maps of Levels 4, 5 & 6 are available on the Parking Maps page.  

    • Available only to residents of Downtown Champaign.
    • Proof of residency required upon purchase (for example: copy of lease agreement, property tax bill or utility bill).
    • Assigned spaces on levels 4, 5 & 6 of the deck reserved 24/7 for use by the permit holder.

    Maps of Levels 4, 5, & 6 are available on the Parking Maps page.

    • Assigned 24/7 spaces on the ground floor of the deck. A map of Level 1 of the deck is available on the Parking Maps page.
    • There is no residency requirement for these permits.


    DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT PERMITS

    Permit parking is available in the following off-street locations Downtown.  View the getDown brochure map on the Parking Maps page to see the locations for all Downtown parking lots.

    Click on the lot name below for the information regarding the type and number of permits in that location.  Maps detailing the configuration of each lot are located on the Parking Maps page.

    Location

    214 W. Clark Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (North of Clark Street, between Randolph and State Streets)

    Size of Lot

    78 Spaces.
    See a map of the lot on the Parking Maps page.

    Type of Parking

    Unassigned Daytime Permit. Permits valid 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public Parking allowed outside of permit parking hours.

    Rates

    6-Month Permit Rate: $180; Annual Permit Rate: $342

    Location

    401 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (Corner of Neil & Hill Streets)

    Size of Lot

    31 Spaces.
    See a map of the lot on the Parking Maps page.

    • 2 Handicap Spaces
    • 8 Metered Spaces (2 Hour Maximum)
    • 14 Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime)
    • 7 Reserved Spaces

    Rates

    • Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $240; Annual Rate: $456. Permits valid 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Public Parking allowed outside of permit parking hours.
    • Metered Parking Rate: $0.50/Hour; Payment Required 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Location

    115 S. Market Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (Southeast corner of Logan and Market Streets)

    Size of Lot

    90 Spaces.
    See a map of the lot on the Parking Maps page.

    Type of Parking

    • Unassigned Daytime Permit. Permits valid 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Public Parking allowed outside of permit parking hours.

    Rates

    6-Month Permit Rate: $180; Annual Permit Rate: $342

    Location

    47 East Main Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (North side of Main Street, between Market and Walnut Streets)

    Size of Lot

    26 Spaces.

    • Handicap Spaces: 2
    • Metered Spaces (2 Hour Maximum): 19
    • Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime): 5

    Rates

    • Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $180; Annual Rate: $342. Permits valid 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
    • Metered Parking Rate: $0.50/Hour, Payment Required 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Location

    201 N. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (West side of First Street, between University Avenue and Washington Street; next to the Champaign Police Station).
    Convenient access to Downtown via the Main Street Viaduct at the southwest corner of the Lot.

    Size of Lot

    173 Spaces.

    • Handicap Spaces: 4
    • 10-Hour Meters: 43
    • 60-Minute Time Limit Spaces: 6
    • Unassigned Daytime Permit Spaces: 61
    • Reserved for Police Department Employees: 57
    • Reserved for Police Department Use: 2

    Rates

    • Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6 Month Rate: $120; Annual Rate: $228
    • Metered Spaces: $0.25/Hour

    Location

    45 E. Washington Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (Corner of Walnut and Washington Streets)

    Size of Lot:

    207 Spaces.

    • Handicap Spaces: 7
    • Assigned Permit Spaces (Valid 24/7): 1
    • North End Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime): 93
    • South End Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime): 90

    Rates

    • Assigned Permits: 6-Month Rate: $450; Annual Rate: $855
    • North End Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $240; Annual Rate: $456
    • South End Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $300; Annual Rate: $570

    Location

    45 E. Washington Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    (Corner of Walnut and Washington Streets)

    Size of Lot:

    207 Spaces

    • Handicap Spaces: 7
    • Assigned Permit Spaces (Valid 24/7): 1
    • North End Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime): 93
    • South End Permit Spaces (Unassigned Daytime): 90

    Rates

    • Assigned Permits: 6-Month Rate: $450; Annual Rate: $855
    • North End Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $240; Annual Rate: $456
    • South End Unassigned Daytime Permits: 6-Month Rate: $300; Annual Rate: $570 

    Please contact our office to inquire about space availability at 217.403.4700.


    ON-STREET METER PERMITS

    On-street meter permit holders are allowed to park at any available metered space within the designated locations.  Permit holders are exempt from meter time limit and payment requirements when the permit is properly displayed.

    All on-street meter permits are valid 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.


    HICKORY STREET RESIDENTIAL PERMITS

    These spaces are located on the 500 block of Hickory Street (between Washington Street and Columbia Avenue) in Downtown Champaign.  All Hickory Street Residential Permits are reserved for the permit holder 24/7.

    • Available only to residents of Downtown Champaign.
    • Proof of residency required upon purchase (for example: copy of residential lease agreement, property tax bill, or utility bill).
    • These permits are not available for business owners in the Downtown district.

    Permits are sold in pro-rated 6-month or 1-year terms:

    • 6-month permits are sold for the periods of January 1 – June 30 and July 1 – December 31 at a rate of $390 every six months.
    • 12-month permits are sold for the period of January 1 – December 31 at a rate of $741 annually.

    EAST PARK STREET RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING

    The purpose of this residential permit parking program is to ease congestion on the streets in the East Park Street Area so parking is available for residents and visitors. Only vehicles displaying a valid permit may park on the street in the East Park Street Area between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. Residents are eligible to receive a permit to be displayed on the driver’s side rear bumper. There is no fee for a residential permit, but there is a $5.00 fee for replacement of a lost or stolen permit.

    Map of Area (click to enlarge)

    The East Park Street Area includes all properties within the following boundaries:

    • East of First Street
    • South of Washington Street
    • West of Wright Street
    • North of the alley one-half block north of University Avenue (except for the 100 and 200 blocks of East Park Street)

    Permits are issued from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Parking Programs Office. The following information is needed to obtain a permit and may be submitted in person or by mail to 702 Edgebrook Drive, Champaign, IL 61820:

    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Completed application
    • Copy of the vehicle registration card for each vehicle being issued a permit
    • Proof of residency – which may include:
      • A vehicle registration that shows an address within the permit area
      • A property tax bill (for property owners)
      • A current lease agreement (for renters)
      • A utility bill

    Property Owners: Once every three years.

    Renters: Annually

    Every household will be issued six visitor permits annually which can be used for a maximum of one week each. All fields on visitor permits must be filled out in indelible ink prior to use.

    Improper use and/or display of visitor permits may be ticketed and/or towed.

    Contact the Parking Programs Office at least a week in advance if you need additional permits or if you need a visitor permit valid for longer than seven days.

    The City may issue a waiver of the parking restriction for special events. Contact the Parking Programs Office at least two days prior to the event.

    Service Vehicles: Marked service vehicles may park in the permit area without displaying a permit for a period of time sufficient to perform service for a resident or property owner.