Downtown Traverse City
Parking - Parking Rates and Permit Information

Parking downtown is easier than ever. If you're looking for the added convenience of downtown parking, join more than 1000 people who already have their blue 2014 permit up. Purchasing a permit takes less than 5 minutes, but please give advance notice of any purchase of 4 or more permits at An employee will be available to assist you in person or by phone 7am-midnight Monday through Saturday and during the Larry C Hardy Parking Deck posted hours (may vary) on Sunday. Hardy Parking Deck Office will be closed during most national holidays. Abnormal deck and office closing details are posted at all entrances at least 24 hours prior to any deck or office closing.

Please have vehicle registration and contact information ready.


Larry C. Hardy and Old Town Parking Deck Rates

Annual        (1 Calendar Year)            (no longer available)

Quarterly    (3 Calendar Months)*       $130.00   ($1.42 per day)

Monthly       (30 Days)                         $65.00     ($2.17 per day)


Downtown Surface Lots

Annual        (1 Calendar Year)            (no longer available)

Quarterly    (3 Calendar Months)*       $95.00     ($1.04 per day)

Monthly       (30 Days)                         $45.00     ($1.5 per day)



*Quarterly permits begin on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 (Quarters 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively). Proration is done in 30 day increments at monthly permit rates, as needed.


(Pricing in parenthesis indicates a breakdown of daily cost)


Quarterly Permits Begin & End on the Following Dates:


1st Quarter:  January 1 - March 31

2nd Quarter:  April 1 - June 30

3rd Quarter:  July 1 - October 30

4th Quarter:  October 1 - December 31


Click here for a map of permit lots.


For added convenience, we are now offering permit parking in Lot Z located off of Garland Street. Please see the updated map for location.


Customer Parking Rates in Downtown Traverse City


$0.60 an hour at 30 minute limit and 1 or 2 hour limit meters

$0.50 an hour at 10 hour limit meters


Customer Parking Rates in Parking Decks


Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck

7AM-5PM Monday-Friday, $1.00 per hour or partial hour

$10.00 for any overnight stay (between posted closing and 7AM next day)

$10.00 daily maximum in all cases ("daily" here means 7AM to 7AM next day)



Old Town Parking Deck

$1.00 per hour on first floor, four hours maximum

$1.00 per hour on second floor and up, $10.00 daily maximum



Bike Lockers Available for Rent at the Larry C. Hardy and Old Town Parking Deck


For more information regarding bike lockers, check out our Bike Parking link at the top of the page or call (231) 922-0241. For our bike locker rental agreement, click here. Lockers are available on a first-come first-served basis and generally fill quickly. Get yours now!


To Purchase Permits or for Parking Related Questions

Traverse City Parking Services

303 East State Street

(231) 922-0241