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Motorcycle Parking

On-street motorcycle parking in the City of Madison is allowed in unmetered areas and in metered spaces. There are on-street metered spaces designated for motorcycle parking only, but motorcycles are not limited to parking in these stalls, and may also park in metered spaces that are available to cars. State statute allows up to three motorcycles to be parked in an on-street parking space. This applies both to spaces available to cars and to dedicated motorcycle spaces. Motorcycles are allowed in off-street parking facilities in designated areas only. For safety reasons motorcycles should not go through gated entry lanes to access parking. Motorcycles should park at the designated metered motorcycle spaces in the garages, which are located outside of the gated areas. The cost for parking in dedicated motorcycle spaces is $1.00 per hour; the cost for parking at other on-street spaces is $2.00 per hour. All time limits and restrictions must be observed.

Dedicated motorcycle parking spaces are provided in the following locations:


Note: For safety reasons motorcycles should NOT access parking by going through a gated entry lane. Designated motorcycle parking areas can be entered without opening access gates.


  • 300 North Henry Street (1 space)
  • 100 North Pinckney Street (2 spaces)
  • 100 East Washington Avenue (2 spaces)
  • 400 East Wilson Street (1 space)

Motorcycle Parking Map (PDF)

Motorcycle Parking Map, Monroe Street area (PDF)

annual Motorcycle Parking permits

annual Motorcycle Parking permit Rates and availability

The garages shown on the map, above, offer monthly parking for motorcycles. The rental fee is $225 for the current rental year. The rental year begins April 1 and ends March 31. The fees are prorated for new annual permit holders, based on the month that the new annual agreement begins. Annual permit holders have a renewal option each year. For garages with waiting lists, a space will only become available to the next person on the wailting list when an annual permit holder decides not to renew. Parking permits are valid Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 10 PM. Please note all rates are subject to change.

 Downtown Garages

Availability Status
Capitol Square North Garage

Government East Garage


Overture Center Garage


State Street Campus Garage 


State Street Capitol Garage


Some garages may not have current availability; waiting lists are available for facilities that are full. 

Contact 608-266-4761 or email to be placed on a waiting list.

Please see the Motorcycle Information Sheet (PDF) for full detail.


To obtain an Annual Motorcycle Parking Permit contact the City Parking Utility Office at 608-267-8752 or to schedule a time to sign the agreement form, make the payment, and pick up your permit. 

All annual permit agreements must be completed in person at the Parking Utility Office located in room 100 of the Madison Municipal Building at 30 W Mifflin St., Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703.  Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Please contact our office within 10 days of the date on which you wish to start parking; permits will not be held for parkers who wish to start at a later date. Permits can typically be issued on the same day that you contact our office.


An annual parking permit guarantees parking availability for you in the garage, but there are no assigned parking stalls. Permit holders should park in one of the spaces designated for motorcycle permit parking.

Annual motorcycle parking permits are valid 6 AM – 10 PM Monday through Friday.

If you wish to discontinue participation in the annual parking program notify this department at 267-8752. Written notice may be sent to


Initial payment must be made in person in the Parking Utility Office:

   Parking Utility

   30 W Mifflin St, Suite 900

   P O Box 2986

   Madison WI 53701-2986

Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard transactions are acceptable.