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Downtown Parking

Whatever your downtown destination, a parking space is conveniently available. Two and ten hour metered spaces along the streets and in designated lots make visiting the downtown and waterfront areas hassle free.  Parking meters are enforcable Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 6 PM with exception to holidays.  Don't forget that many of our two and three hour meters offer 30 minutes FREE for quick trips! 

If you don't want to think about time on a meter, make the Larry C. Hardy or Old Town Parking Garage your parking destination.  These facilities offer the most affordable parking rates in town!  Monday though Saturday before 8 AM and after 6 PM, and all day on Sunday, free parking is available year round on the ground floor of the Old Town Garage (access off of alley behind Brady's and Blue Tractor).

Whether you are shopping, dining, playing at the beach, or enjoying the beautiful scenery of our downtown area, you will find informative blue, white, and yellow signs to help you make the most of your visit.  We hope you enjoy your experience in beautiful Downtown Traverse City. Please come and visit us soon!

For a current map of available downtown parking, click here.


Contact the Parking Office

Traverse City Parking Services

303 East State Street

Traverse City, Michigan 49684

(P) 231-922-0241

(F) 231-995-9430

Offices are located in the Larry C. Hardy Parking Garage


Larry C. Hardy Parking Garage Hours:

Located at 303 E State Street

Monday - Saturday: 7:00AM - MIDNIGHT

Sundays:  7:00AM - 6:00PM*

Rates: $1.00 per hour, daily maximum of $10.00.

Overnight parking available - please notify attendant.

*Closing times may be later depending on downtown events


Old Town Parking Garage Hours:

Located at 125 East Eighth Street

This location is fully automated. Parking Services can be reached by intercom or phone.

Winner of the 2011 Historic Preservation Award, the Old Town Parking Garage is now open!

The ground floor is accessible via the alley behind Maxbauer's Meat Market is OPEN 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Payment is made at one of the two pay stations 8:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Saturday.

Rates: $1.00 per hour

Overnight parking is free of charge on the ground level.

The upper floors are available to the Public seven days a week: 7:00AM - MIDNIGHT

Rates: $1.00 per hour, daily maximum of $10.00.

Handicap Parking in Downtown

Handicap placards are honored at all metered spaces regarless of payment, but you must honor the time limit. You are subject to regular enforcement and the Overtime Parking ordinance when you exceed the limit.  Parking past the posted limit is allowed with the proper Michigan Secretary of State issued yellow sticker.

MI Secretary of State Documentation (for the most current documentation, please visit 

Know the rules blue spaces

Disability Parking Placard Application

Do you have an electric vehicle? Will you need to recharge when out and about?

The Old Town Parking Garage is proud to offer ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations on the first and second levels. It’s easy to use and free to sign up at Once signed up, you will be mailed a Smart Card which is used to activate your charging sessions.
ChargePoint also provides a free app for your Android or iOS phone that allows you to check the status of your charge, receive text messages notifying you of a full charge, check availability of stations and more. Simply navigate to Google Play on your Android or the App Store on your iPhone and download this convenient tool.
For instructions on how to use the charging station and answers to the most frequently asked questions, click here.


Munson Area Parking


Click here for an on-street parking map around Munson Hospital.


Northwestern Michigan College - Main Campus Area Parking


Click here for information regarding parking on NMC's Main Campus.