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Effective January 4, 2021, the Parking Division will make a small increase to the current Maximum Daily Rate in all City-owned public parking garages and Brayton Lot. The current maximum fee of $5 will increase to $8, while the first hour of parking will remain free on Saturdays.

This temporary rate reduction will continue to provide a low cost parking option for residents, workers and businesses during reopening and recovery due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Details about the temporary $8 daily rate and 1 hour free Saturday parking:

  • The maximum rate goes into effect once the amount owed reaches or exceeds $8, halting any additional accrued hourly fees for that day.
  • If the parking session costs less than $8, then that lower amount is charged.
  • The rate accrues for each parking session, daily. A day is defined as 5am of the entry day until 5am of the following day. If a person exits and re-enters on the same day, a new session begins, and the hourly rate would again accrue up to a maximum of $8 for the new session.
  • On Saturdays, the first hour of parking is free. Any time parked beyond 1 hour is charged at the regular hourly rate, up to the daily $8 maximum.
  • The Parking Division will continue to evaluate the need for reduced parking rates and gradually increase garage parking rates back to the full standard rates as Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery progresses.

Map of city-owned garages and lots

Additional information to remember about parking throughout the city:

  • All on-street meters are enforced M-Sa, 8am – 6pm.
  • Peak-hour parking restrictions are enforced. Signs are posted in these areas, highlighting these brief morning and evening restrictions.
  • To avoid citation, pay attention to all posted signage in the areas where parking is permitted.
  • Residential Permit Parking and 1-hr & 2-hr non-metered restrictions remain temporarily suspended.
  • Winter parking rules are in effect through March 15. For additional winter parking information, visit the City of Madison Winter Parking website.

For general parking information visit the City of Madison Parking Division website.

Learn more about the city of Madison‘s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic online here.

As a reminder, it is still safest to remain home, but if you leave your home, it is recommended to wear a cloth face covering as an additional tool to prevent spreading of the virus. Please help keep our community healthy and safe by following Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations and guidance.