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Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

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Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-417-9521
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Parking Utility Offers New Monthly Night Permits

May 3, 2016 9:58 AM

The City of Madison Parking Utility will begin offering a new monthly overnight permit on Monday, May 9th at its five garages, and Brayton Lot.  These permits will be valid between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM, seven days per week, and will guarantee the permit holder an available space during these hours.  Permits are available to purchase by Madison residents, non-residents, and businesses.  There is a resident rate for residents of Madison as well as a non-resident/business rate for businesses and non-residents of Madison.  These rates vary by facility.

This is a new parking permit option to downtown parkers.  The night permit provides a new more economical parking option, not only for downtown residents desiring off-street overnight parking, but for employees who regularly work night shifts in the downtown area who may have fewer transportation options for commuting to and from work.  The permits will provide savings* for frequent nighttime parkers compared to paying the hourly rate, and provide the benefit of a guaranteed parking space during the permit hours of 6:00 PM to 7:00 AM. 

*See calculated cost savings of monthly Night permits at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parkingUtility/permits/MonthlyNightPermit.cfm#BENEFITS.  Answers to anticipated frequently asked questions about the night permits are listed below, and additional information is available on the City of Madison Parking Utility website at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parkingUtility/permits/MonthlyNightPermit.cfm.

Monthly Night Permit FAQ:

What if I need to enter before 6:00 PM or leave after 7:00 AM?

Permit holders may use their proximity card to enter prior to 6:00 PM or leave after 7:00 AM, provided that the permit holder makes payment for the additional time parked upon exit, with a credit card.  This allows the proximity card to register fulfillment of payment for the additional hours, and automatically "resets" the proximity card so that it continues to function seamlessly.  This functionality is explained to parkers when they sign up for a permit, in addition to providing them with a handout.

What if there is a special event at the garage?

Permit holders can enter the garage using their proximity card at any entrance without paying the special event fee.  Permit-only entry lanes allow permit holders to avoid lines during special events to enter the garage.

What if the garage is full when I try to enter? 

Permit holders are guaranteed an available space during their permit hours.  The proximity card will allow entry into the garage, and a space will be available, even when the "full" light is on.

Can a business purchase monthly night permits for their employees?

Yes, businesses may purchase monthly permits under the business name to distribute to their employees.  The monthly rate would be at the non-resident/business rate for that facility.  Alternatively, businesses may submit payment on behalf of an individual employee who has purchased a monthly permit.  The rate would be determined on whether the individual is a Madison resident, or a non-resident of Madison, and the individual, rather than the business would be ultimately responsible for payment.  The benefit of purchasing monthly permits under the business name is that these permits may be reassigned to employees at the discretion of the business, whereas, if an individual employee has a contract for a monthly permit and desires to cancel their permit, the space must be made available to the next person on the waiting list, and cannot be transferred to another employee of the business.




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