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Parking Utility Office
30 W Mifflin St
Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703

  • Office Hours:
    Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
    No Residential Parking sales after 4:00 pm
    No Street Occupancy Permitting before 8:00 am
  • Phone: (608) 266-4761
  • Fax: (608) 267-1158
  • Email:

Current News Releases

  • 05/11/2018 Parking Rate Changes -- Effective June 1, 2018

    As approved by the Transit and Parking Commission and the Common Council, changes to hourly rates and monthly permit rates at select City owned garages/lots will begin on June 1, 2018. The last system-wide rate increase wa

  • 04/27/2018 City of Madison Traffic Engineer David Dryer Retiring After 22 Years

    David Dryer, P.E., City Traffic Engineer and Parking Utility Manager, will be retiring at the end of June after 22 years with the City of Madison.

  • 11/06/2017 Government East Garage- S. Pinckney Street Entrance/Exit Closed

    As construction begins for the Judge Doyle development, the 200 block of S. Pinckney Street will be closed to all traffic beginning October 30, 2017 and will remain closed until completion of the project in 2021.

  • 11/02/2016 City Agencies Relocate for Madison Municipal Building Renovation

    In preparation for the renovation of the historic Madison Municipal Building, located at 215 Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 03/16/2016 Capital Square Street Reconstruction

    Beginning on Monday, March 21st, Madison Gas and Electric will begin underground gas line work on N Carroll St between State St and W Washington Ave.  The parking lane on the right side of the street and the bus lane will

  • 06/24/2015 Shake the Lake Parking Options

    This Saturday, June 27, 2015, Shake the Lake events will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a fireworks display at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Lake Monona.  

  • 11/06/2014 Freakfest 2014

    MPD is pleased with the behavior of the vast majority of those who were downtown for Freakfest 2014; however, the sheer number of celebrants in this size of event always gives the department reason for pause and concern.

  • 03/12/2014 WIAA Boys Basketball Parking Reminder

    In an effort to welcome WIAA Basketball fans and accommodate regular commuters and visitors to downtown Madison, City of Madison Parking Utility officials are reminding drivers that City of Madison parking garages near the

  • 05/31/2013 Multi-Space Parking Meters Now Accepting Credit Cards

    The communication issue which resulted in credit cards not working reliably in the multi-space parking meters on Wednesday and Thursday of this week has now been addressed.

  • 12/19/2012 Free Overnight Parking in City Garages, starting at 9 PM tonight, Wednesday, December 19

    In anticipation of the heavy winter snow storm that will begin this evening, the Madison Parking Utility will open up its garages to residents who need to get their vehicles off the street tonight.  

  • 11/02/2012 Parking Information for President Obama's Visit to Madison

    The City of Madison will provide Special Event parking at all City of Madison parking garages and the gated area of Brayton Lot to accommodate visitors for President Obama's visit to Madison on Monday, November 5th.  

  • 10/02/2012 Parking Information for President Obama's Visit to Madison

    The City of Madison will provide Special Event parking at the State Street Campus (both Lake Street and Frances Street garages), State Street Capitol and Overture Center garages to accommodate visitors for President Obama'