The City has adopted what is called the Uniform Traffic Code. This means that the parking restrictions that you find in almost every other city and village are applicable here such as parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a yellow curb.
We do not have any parking meters in town. The only time restrictions are from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the downtown area. (see map) We then restrict parking to 3 hours on the street and 4 hours in a lot from 7a until 7p except Sundays and Holidays. All other streets and lots permit all day parking.
During the winter we prohibit parking on all streets and lots from December 1 to April 1 for snow removal. If you need parking during this period click here for a map or call us and we will identify certain lots where you will be able to park overnight. See the Winter Parking, Snow Removal & Snowmobiles for more information.
Going on a boat trip to Beaver Island or riding your bike to Cross Village? You are welcome to park at the City Hall/ Police Department location free of charge. If you need a place to store your boat or boat trailer for a few days contact us. The cost is $5 per day.
Parking Rules & Tips
- Please read all signs in area before parking to avoid a ticket.
- A $50 ticket will be issued for parking on the grass!
- East of our building, off Zoll Street by the football stadium, parking is FREE.
- People working downtown are encouraged not to use parking spaces. This request comes from your fellow business people who recognize every parking space is a space for a potential customer!
3-4 Hour Parking Zones: Enforced Memorial Day through Labor Day
($10.00 if paid within the next business day of issuance for 3-4 hour parking ONLY.)
|No Parking Zone||$20.00|
|Blocking Alley, Walk or Drive||$20.00|
|On Property "Unauthorized"||$20.00|
|Wrong Side of Street||$20.00|
|Parked Too Far From Curb||$20.00|
|Within 15 Feet of Fire Hydrant||$20.00|
|Parking in Handicapped Space without Permit||$300.00|
These charges must be paid within 72 hours from the time and date of issuance, or $10.00 will be added to the charge. After 12 days this ticket becomes a civil infraction and you will have to appear in the 90th District Court.
Parking Violations Bureau
Business Hours 8 am-4 pm
Monday - Friday