Parking downtown is easier than ever. If you’re looking for the added convenience of downtown parking, consider purchasing a parking permit. Purchasing a permit takes less than 5 minutes in person or online. If you are purchasing 4 or more permits, please give advance notice by calling (231) 922-0241 or emailing us at An employee will be available to assist you in person or by phone 7 AM-10 PM Monday through Saturday and 8 AM-6 PM on Sundays.

Permits are valid in designated permit lots Monday-Friday 7 AM-4 PM and overnight. 

Garage Permits

  • Valid for Larry C. Hardy and Old Town Parking Garage
  • You may purchase up to 12 months at a time.
  • $48.00 per month.*
  • Permits are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another parker.

*Proximity access card is required $6.00

Downtown Surface Lots

  • Valid for surface lots P, T and V.
  • You may purchase up to 12 months at a time.
  • $36.00 per month.
  • Permits are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another parker.

Purchasing a Parking Permit

Before purchasing a parking permit we suggest reviewing our current parking policy and Available Permit Lot Map.

You can also download the forms below and email to our office so we can expedite your permit purchase:

For Parking Related Questions, please contact us.


Where can I park with my surface permit?

Your surface permit is honored in any of our designated surface permit lots.

I have a garage permit. Where can I park?

Your garage permit is honored in either the Old Town or Hardy parking garages.

Do I have to display my permit when I park?

Yes. Your permit must be displayed at all times when parking in the surface lots and in the parking garages. Please ensure your permit number is facing your windshield.

Do you offer discount rates on permits, or discounts for buying multiple permits?

Unfortunately, a discount is not available for permits. Permits are sold monthly, and you may purchase up to 12 months at a time.

I purchased an annual permit, and will not need it over the summer. Do you offer refunds?

No. Permits are non-refundable. You can transfer them to another individual.

I lost my electronic access card (prox) to access the garage. How do I obtain a new one?

The replacement cost of a proximity card is the same as the purchase cost. You will need to purchase the card at our office.

What hours are permit lots enforced?

Permit lots are enforced Monday-Friday 7 AM-4 PM.  These lots are open to the public after 4pm on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

There are “Permit Parking Allowed Monday-Friday 8 AM-6 PM” signs on some meter posts. Is parking at the meters with a permit allowed on Saturdays?

No. The “Permit Parking Allowed Monday-Friday 8 AM-6 PM” signs are posted on meters in designated overflow lots. The purpose of Monday-Friday is for overflow parking. Parking by permit is not allowed at these meters on Saturdays. You must park in a regular permit lot.