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Welcome to Downtown Bloomington, where a variety of parking options exist including on-street, surface pay lots and three centrally located parking garages. If you're spending the day, or even multiple days, we encourage you to use one of our off-street parking garage options with reasonable rates and excellent convenience.

Contact Us

If you experience issues with any if the downtown meters, please call 812-349-3573.

On-Street Parking Meter Information

How to Pay

You can use credit cards, debit cards, or coins. Coins are your best bet to avoid convenience fees. Read about our safety and security measures for credit card information

Parkmobile icon New! The City has partnered with Parkmobile, a mobile pay application for the meters. Learn more about the mobile pay app


Metering Hours

Monday through Saturday - 8am to 10pm. Free on Sundays and City holidays.

Free Parking is Available!

Free parking opportunities at our garages, lots, and on-street spaces are marked in bold

Downtown Parking Garages



Additional Downtown Surface Parking Lots

Lot 1 - Dunn Street and E. 4th Street (just off of Restaurant Row)

Lot 3 - E. 4th Street and Washington Street (behind the Buskirk-Chumley Theater)

Lot 5 - E. 6th Street and Lincoln Street (across from the Monroe County Public Library)

Lot 6 - E. 3rd Street and Washington Street (behind the Bloomington Police Department)

Free on street parking spaces:

More Information

Downtown, these parking meters are easy to use! Please watch the meter demo video to see how easy they are to operate.

M5 | Model 147 How-To from IPS Smart Meters on Vimeo.

Credit Card Safety and Security Measures

The safety and security of credit card information is at the forefront of the Parking Enforcement's agenda in Bloomington, IN. This summer, the City installed 1407 card and coin accepting smart meters, which adhere to the highest credit card security standards established; Level 1 PCI DSS compliance. Bloomington's smart meters encrypt data as required by PCI standards, which transfers credit card information in real-time to the City's backend meter software. Credit card information is not stored on the parking meters themselves and data cannot be obtained from them in the event of theft or vandalism.