Depending on where and when you park in Chicago, the cost and hours of operation vary. Please see the rate map below for exact costs.
Whether you use ParkChicago© or the pay boxes on the street, hourly parking rates range from $2 (outside the Loop and Central Business District) to $4 (Central Business District), and $6.50 (Loop).
Always remember to check the on-street pay boxes, ParkChicago, or ParkChicagoMap for specific rates and times for where you parked, along with checking on-street signage posted by the City. The pay boxes and ParkChicago will not accept payment if a parking fee is not required.
Purchased time will be portable and good until expiration at most meters OF THE SAME TYPE OF SPACE AND WITH THE SAME OR LOWER HOURLY RATE (i.e., time purchased for a Commercial Loading Zone is portable only to another Commercial Loading Zone, and time purchased at other on-street meters is portable only to other on-street meters). However, purchased time is NOT PORTABLE between on-street meters and off-street metered lots, OR BETWEEN COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONES AND OTHER TYPES OF ON-STREET METERED PARKING SPACES. If you do move your vehicle to a space where portability is permitted, please be sure to abide by all zone signage regarding restrictions and rules, including all signage of which may be posted on the SAME SIDE OF THE STREET ON THE BLOCK you parked your vehicle. For example, you can move your vehicle from a $4 zone to another $4 zone or $2 zone. If the rate at the new location is higher, you must create a new parking session or pay at the pay box. Make sure to check for rates, parking restrictions on the pay box and permanent or temporary signage to avoid a ticket.
We offer one month parking passes for use at various parking lots throughout the City. Monthly parking passes are ideal for local residents, business owners and employees who are frequent parkers.
Below is a list of parking lot locations that offer one month passes. To purchase a one month parking pass: