DOWNTOWN VISITOR PARKING

Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck and all City of Champaign parking spots
is HEAD IN ONLY PARKING. Violators will be ticketed

Payment is required Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is NOT allowed at meters from 3 a.m. – 5 a.m. for street and lot cleaning.

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The Hill Street Parking Deck adds more parking spaces in Downtown Champaign.
Located at 123 W. Hill Street (with entrances/exits on Hill and Randolph Streets).

Parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck and all City of Champaign parking spots is HEAD IN ONLY PARKING. Violators will be ticketed.

  • 300 Hourly Visitor Spaces (increases to 500 at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday)
  • $0.75 per hour from 3 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday
    ($7.50 daytime maximum)
  • No Charge all other times including ALL DAY on Saturdays & Sundays and City Holidays
    (see complete list under “Metered Parking” below)
  • No Time Limits! Stay as long as you want and pay upon exit
    • Cash accepted Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Credit & Debit accepted 24/7 (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & AMEX)
    • Save time by using the credit card in/out method. Instead of taking a ticket when you arrive simply put your credit card in. The gate will validate your credit card and return it to you. Then upon exit, use the same credit card, the gate will charge your card, return it to you, and the gate will open.
  • Convenient pedestrian access to:
    • Neil Street (via the M2 breezeway),
    • Randolph Street, &
    • Hill Street
  • Free Covered Bicycle and Motorcycle Parking
  • Free use of the Bicycle Repair Station on the first floor of the northwest corner of the deck
  • Free use of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (hourly rates apply)
    • Located on the 3rd level of the deck
    • Three Level 2 Chargers
    • One Level 1 Charger[/xa_slide][xa_slide title=”Go Pass: Ideal for frequent Downtown visitors” openclose=”” icon=”angle-down”]

Go Pass is an alternative to permit parking available to people who visit downtown frequently.

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 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.

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Parking at all City of Champaign parking meter spots is HEAD IN ONLY PARKING. Violators will be ticketed.

Metered parking is available Downtown in various on- and off-street locations and rates vary by location. Parking costs as little as $.25 per hour on the perimeter of Downtown and never more than $1.50 per hour, even in the busiest areas.

Payment is required during enforcement hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is FREE:

  • ALL DAY on Saturdays & Sundays
  • On City Holidays: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day (Observed), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Parking is not allowed from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. at meters for street & lot cleaning activities.

Overnight parking:

Overnight parking is available in the Hill Street Parking Deck and in the University & Market parking lot in space numbers 49-54 and 88-92.

Maximum Stay at Meters:

Use the color coded meter labels to help you determine where to park depending on the length of your stay (see the getDown brochure for more information):

Red = 30 minutes or less to grab lunch or a cup of coffee to go

Blue = 2 hour maximum for lunch or some light shopping

Orange = 3 or 4 hour maximum for a movie or museum visit

Green = 10 hour maximum for a day-long meeting or outing downtown[/xa_slide][xa_slide title=”Visitor Parking Lots” openclose=”” icon=”angle-down”]

Downtown Champaign offers 4 centrally located visitor parking locations where parking is allowed in different time increments from 30 minutes to all day:

  • Hill Street Parking Deck
  • Neil & Washington Lot
  • University & Market Lot
    (see below for instructions on using the Pay stations in this lot)
  • North First Street Lot Walnut & Washington Lot
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Meters:

  • Coins, CashKey (cashless way to pay at a meter – go to the section on CashKeys on the Parking Section page for more information) and MobileMeter (pay by cell service sign up at www.mobilemeter.us).

MobileMeter:

  • Customers can use the MobileMeter app to pay at City of Champaign parking meters
    (not available in the Hill Street Parking Deck or at paystations).

    • Users can download the app for free at mobilemeter.us.
      The app is available on iOS and Android phones.
    • Users may also use the m.mobilemeter.us website to pay or call 217.207.3033.
    • MobileMeter users can pay for any length of time at the meter, up to the maximum amount of time allowed per the regulation sticker on the meter.
    • There is a $0.25/transaction fee per use.
    • Users who load a MobileMeter Wallet to pay for their session, and load $10, will receive $1 free.

Pay Stations:

Two pay stations are located in the University & Market Lot which accept bills, coins, credit or debit (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & AMEX).

To use the Pay Stations:

  • Note your stall number
  • Proceed to pay station
  • Keep your receipt and go to your destination

Please see the Pay Station Guide for additional information.

Hill Street Parking Deck:

Cash, credit, debit (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, & AMEX) and merchant validated tickets.[/xa_slide][/xa_acc]

Go to the getDown brochure for more information on visitor parking in Downtown Champaign.


UNIVERSITY DISTRICT VISITOR PARKING

Payment is required Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is NOT allowed at on-street metered spaces or in City hourly parking lots
from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. for street and lot cleaning activities.

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Metered parking is available on-street within the University District in both the commercial and residential areas.

See the University District Meter Location Map on the Parking Maps page for more details.

  • Rates are $0.75 per hour or $1.00 per hour.
  • The maximum time limit for metered parking in the commercial area is two hours.
  • Ten-hour meters are available in the residential area at a rate of $0.75 per hour and can be identified by the green label affixed to the post.
  • Payment is required: Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is FREE:

  • All Day on Sundays
  • On City Holidays: New Year’s Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Parking is not allowed at on-street metered spaces from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. for street cleaning activities. [/xa_slide][xa_slide title=”Payment Methods” openclose=”” icon=”angle-down”]

Meters:

Coins and CashKey (cashless way to pay at a meter – go to the section on CashKeys on the Parking Section page for more information) accepted.

MobileMeter:

  • Customers can use the MobileMeter app to pay at City of Champaign parking meters
    (not available in the Hill Street Parking Deck or at paystations).
  • Users can download the app for free at mobilemeter.us the app is available on iOS and Android phones.
  • Users may also use the m.mobilemeter.us website to pay or call 217.207.3033.
  • MobileMeter users can pay for any length of time at the meter, up to the maximum amount of time allowed per the regulation sticker on the meter.
  • There is a $0.25/transaction fee per use.
  • Users who load a MobileMeter Wallet to pay for their session, and load $10, will receive $1 free.[/xa_slide][xa_slide title=”Short-Term/Temporary Permits” openclose=”” icon=”angle-down”]

Short term/temporary permits allow parking at designated 10-hour meters located in the residential area of the University District.

Permit holders are exempt from the “no parking 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. restriction.”

For more information, see the Short Term/Temporary Permit brochure/application.


Permit Rates:

  • 1 to 4 day permit is $7.50 per day
    (10-hour meter in residential permit area)

 

  • 5 to 30 day permit is $35.00
    (permit parking for 5-30 days is only available in the Boneyard Parking area between First Street and Second Street or Parking Lot S, near Third and Stoughton).

 

 


Permit Sales:

Permits are sold 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, by fax or by email:

  • Completed application – available above
  • Current, valid vehicle registration card
  • Valid Driver’s License

Note:  If faxing or emailing the application, call the office at (217) 403-4700 to pay via credit card. VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and AMEX are accepted.[/xa_slide][/xa_acc]