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A variety of parking options exist downtown, 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.

On September 19, 2018, the Bloomington City Council unanimously voted to implement changes to the City's Parking Ordinance. These changes will affect downtown parking costs beginning January 1, 2019. Click here to read a brief summary of the impacts of these changes.

**** Please note: the Fourth Street Garage is closed until repairs are completed. 

See a map of downtown parking options or view an interactive parking map.


NEW Parkmobile Changes

Parkmobile now uses the Pay-As-You-Go system, which allows the user to start the meter and let the time run until the user manually stops the time count. Customers should be advised, however, that Parkmobile will NOT automatically stop the meter runtime after a specific amount of time has passed. Therefore, users may end up paying for additional time at a meter if they do not enter the app again to stop the meter once they return to their vehicle.

On-Street Parking Meter Information

How to Pay

Use credit cards, debit cards, or coins, or Parkmobile, a mobile pay application for the meters. 

Read about our safety and security measures for credit card information

Rates

  • If using coins - $0.25 per 15 minutes
  • Meters will accept $1 coins, quarters, dimes, and nickels
  • Meters will not accept paper currency
  • Parking meters will not give change
  • If using credit or debit card, there's a 1-hour minimum purchase.
    • A convenience fee of $0.30 per card swipe is added
    • MasterCard, Visa, and Discover accepted

Metering Hours

Monday through Saturday - 8am to 9pm*. Free on Sundays and City holidays. 

Downtown Parking Garages

Permits

Please note that reserved spaces in the City Of Bloomington parking garages are limited and subject to availability (currently no reserved spaces are available at this time).

2019 Garage Permit Rates

  • Non-Reserved - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - $98.00
  • Non-Reserved - 12 hours a day, Monday - Friday, 5 days a week - $52.00
  • Reserved - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - $113.00
  • Reserved - 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, Monday - Friday, 5 days a week - $74.00
  • For more information, contact (812) 349-3844 or see Monthly Garage Parking Permits

 

2020 Garage Permit Rates

  • Non-Reserved - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - $101.00
  • Non-Reserved - 12 hours a day, Monday - Friday, 5 days a week - $54.00
  • Reserved - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - $116.00
  • Reserved - 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, Monday - Friday, 5 days a week - $76.00

Locations*

4th Street Garage - 105 W. 4th Street - Entrance on 4th Street between Walnut Street and College Avenue

  • Currently closed until repairs are completed
  • Pay to Park 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Gated garage monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • $0.50 per hour

Morton Street Garage - 220 N Morton St - Entrance on Morton Street between 6th Street and 7th Street

  • Pay to Park 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Gated garage monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • $0.50 per hour

Walnut Street Garage - 302 N. Walnut Street - Entrance on Walnut Street between 7th Street and 8th Street

  • Pay to Park 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
  • Gated garage monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • $0.50 per hour

 

* 1 hour free parking Monday through Saturday, all garages.  Sundays are free to park at all garages 

Additional Downtown Surface Parking Lots

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

  • Rate: $1.00 per hour
  • Parkmobile-ready
  • Enforced 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Free after 5pm daily and on weekends

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

  • Rate: $0.50 per hour
  • Parkmobile-ready
  • Enforced 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Free after 5pm daily and on weekends

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

  • Reserved spaces are for permit holders only.
  • Rate: $0.50 per hour
  • Parkmobile-ready
  • Enforced 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Free after 5pm daily and on weekends

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

  • Rate: $0.50 per hour
  • Parkmobile-ready
  • Enforced 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday
  • Free after 5pm daily and on weekends

Free on-street parking spaces:

  • Rogers Street from 5th to 11th (limit of two hours)
  • Madison Street from 2nd to 3rd
  • Washington Street from 2nd to 3rd
  • Lincoln Street from 3rd to Smith
  • Grant Street from 2nd to Smith

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. Last 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.