Downtown Parking

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Downtown Delaware is now accepting ParkMobile payments in all of the metered parking areas in the city, including those spots in the city’s four municipal parking lots. The rate for parking is $1.00 per hour. Parking meters can be paid by credit/debit card, coin, and ParkMobile (see below for more information on ParkMobile).

The ParkMobile® pay by app for parking for iPhone and Android gives you a smarter way to park. ParkMobile is the #1 app for parking in the United States, letting you easily pay for on-street parking.

Ready to Get Started?

Step 1: Download the ParkMobile App – Download in the App Store or Get it on Google Play

Step 2: Create an account – How to Set Up Your Account

Step 3: Enter vehicle Information – How to Manage Vehicles

Step 4: Set up payment method – How to Set Up Payment

Step 5: Find ParkMobile enabled parking – How to Park

The City of Delaware offers paid parking options in the downtown area, and free parking options with time limits.

Paid Parking (hourly or all-day)

The cost to park in the paid zones, including in municipal lots No.1, 2, 3 and 4, is $1.00 per hour, as of April 1, 2024, and is enforced by Delaware Parking Control personnel. Paid parking is available Monday through Friday from 9 am-5 pm. Parking on Saturdays and Sundays is free. Parking rates are $1.00/hour or $8.00/day. Download the ParkMobile app on your smartphone, scan the QR code on the parking lot signs, or text the word “park” to 77223. Don’t have a smartphone? No problem. Call 877-727-5301 to begin the pay-to-park process.

Free Parking (time limit)

Free downtown parking is for a maximum of 2-hours, Monday through Friday, 9 am-6 pm and is enforced by Delaware Parking Control personnel.

Free Parking (no time limit)

Free parking with no time limits is offered in city parking lots No. 5 and No. 6.

Delaware Downtown Parking Zones

Click here for the parking zone map

Parking Penalties

Parking tickets generally cost $25 for not paying the meter and remaining parked longer than the posted time limit. If left unpaid after 30 days, an additional $20 fee is added to the ticket.  Beyond 30 days, unpaid tickets may be sent to a collections agency and your vehicle may be towed. Click here to access our secure, online portal for paying parking tickets (convenience fee assessed at checkout). Or, stop by the Delaware Police Department, 70 N. Union Street between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday to pay for your parking ticket (Police Department only accepts cash or check).  Questions? Email us by clicking here for questions about parking.

Reserve a Monthly Permit

Purchase a monthly permit for $50.00 plus applicable fees and park in the red areas on the map or in any of our four City parking lots. With ParkMobile you can easily purchase a monthly parking permit via the app or website. Now, you can enjoy the benefits of a digital permit experience, with access to your monthly parking pass right on your mobile device.

Click here to purchase your monthly permit. 

Click here for the Monthly Permit Conditions.