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Beginning June 1, 2021, the City of Madison will resume enforcement of all on-street parking restrictions, ending the temporary suspension of Residential Parking Permit restrictions and time limit restrictions in non-metered areas. With the expiration of Dane County Public Health orders and the lifting of capacity limits on June 2nd, there will be an increasing need to resume enforcement of the currently suspended restrictions.

In accordance with the Parking Division’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan and scheduled return to standard parking rates, the temporary reduced $5 night/weekend daily maximum rate will return to the standard $8 night/weekend daily maximum at City-owned garages, effective June 1st.

As the impact of the pandemic on the community shifts to allow a return to normalcy throughout the city, parking demand and congestion has also increased. Reinstating the currently suspended restrictions are intended to address the changing parking demands and travel behaviors to best meet the needs of the public.

The following parking restrictions are currently suspended and will be reinstated and enforced beginning June 1, 2021:

  • 1-hour and 2-hour posted time limits in non-metered areas.
    • Discover maps of these locations and additional information about on-street non-metered parking here.

Other updates and changes to note:

  • The standard $8 night and weekend daily rate in all City-owned public parking garages will return to pre-COVID rates, showing a small increase from the current temporary $5 daily maximum. Current hourly rates had previously returned to pre-COVID rates.
  • As of June 1, 2021, all on-street parking restrictions will be in effect and enforced.
  • Park Smarter, a contactless mobile parking app to pay for meters, is available for public use!
  • Temporary restaurant pick-up loading zones will remain in effect at this time.
  • The Transportation Office remains closed to walk-in services and new procedures are reviewed for opening later this year.
    • Walk in service is currently not available while the Madison Municipal Building remains closed to the public.
    • Appointment scheduling services are in development for those who need to visit the office in-person. It is anticipated that this will become available in the coming months.
    • We appreciate your patience while we prepare to safely re-open offices. All present services are available online or by calling the City’s Traffic and Parking office at (608) 266-4761.

Learn more about the City of Madison‘s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic online at:

Please help keep our community healthy and safe by following Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations and guidance.