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New Procedures Will Be Implemented Monday, March 14th

Those planning on attending downtown demonstrations and rallies - this includes media members and others looking to secure longer term parking spots - are advised that the City of Madison will implement new procedures beginning Monday, March 14th, beginning at 6:00 a.m.

Normal parking rules and regulations will be enforced, and no meters will be restricted by the Madison Police Department (MPD) unless an *emergent situation arises. Street parking meters must be utilized by all vehicles during the regularly posted hours.

Should media organizations or other groups wish to reserve a meter(s) for a day or longer, the cost of a meter hood is $1, and there will be per day charge of $15 for each parking space, Monday through Saturday.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to the following:

Madison Parking Utility: Bags and Meter reservations.
John Villarreal @ 267-8756, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Room 100, Madison WI 53703
Office hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)

Madison Police Parking Enforcement: Meter enforcement and Parking Ticket Questions
Stephanie Niesen @ 266-4623, 211 S. Carroll St, GR-10, Madison WI 53703

Madison Police Central District
Capt. Carl Gloede @ 261-9274, 211 S. Carroll St. GR-22, Madison WI 53703

*Emergent situations resulting in parking and traffic restrictions:

In the event of either planned or spontaneous events, the MPD will evaluate the situation from a public safety perspective and may choose to close streets and redirect traffic. Currently, such evaluations are occurring for Saturday and Sunday events, as these days have brought the greatest number of people to the downtown in recent weeks.


  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897