AS OF 11/30/2020, PARKING ENFORCEMENT IS ACTIVE.  Payment is currently not required in metered areas, but the time limits are being enforced.

Fifteen Minute Parking

In the areas of Downtown, Depot Town, and West Cross, several on-street parking spaces have been designated 15-minute only to facilitate customer pickup/takeout parking. Please be aware of these spaces when parking.


Coin Shortage Response

The City has suspended payment at meters in response to the coin shortage, but is still enforcing time limits. Most metered spaces are timed for two hours; each area is posted indicating what that time limit is.  

Depot Town Meters/Timed Parking

New time limits have been posted in the Depot Town area, both on-street and in the Maple Street Lot and Freighthouse Lot.  These time limits are being enforced, but payment is not required due to the ongoing coin shortage. Please see the posted signage and the maps below for the time limits. 

Changes in 2020

Additional handicap-placard parking is being added in Depot Town, Downtown, and West Cross. The Ballard Street Parking Lot (behind Golden Wall) is now free parking, however, you must have a resident or employee permit to park there overnight. 
In Depot Town, on-street parking timing will be adjusted to two-hour paid parking, Monday through Saturday, 10a-7p.  In the Freighthouse parking lot, parking will be three-hour paid parking, Monday through Saturday, 10a-7p; in the Maple Street parking lot, parking will be four-hour paid, Monday through Saturday, 10a-7p. Payment kiosks have been installed, but are not yet taking payment. Enforcement of paid parking will begin after Labor Day or once the coin shortage alleviates, whichever is later.
As always, blocking crosswalks, fire hydrants, driveways, or fire access aisles; occupying a handicap-placard space without a handicap placard, parking more than 12 inches from the curb, or otherwise parking in violation of the Michigan Vehicle Code and/or posted signage is subject to enforcement action. 

Public Parking

View general information on the location, price, and hours of both on- and off-street parking in Downtown, Depot Town, and West Cross areas on the maps below.
parking kiosk in front of the Thompson Block, 400 N River, June 2020
depot town parking 2020-08-28
Map of on-street and off-street parking in the Downtown commercial district
Map of on-street and off-street parking in the West Cross commercial district

Central Business District Permit Parking

In the central business districts (Depot Town, Downtown, and West Cross), residents and employees are eligible for parking permit. More information about applying, rates, and parking areas can be found here.

Residential Permit Parking

In some residential areas, on-street parking is limited during certain times to neighborhood residents, their visitors, and service vehicles. Permits are available from the City Treasurer and must be renewed annually.

Paying or Appealing a Parking Ticket

In the unfortunate event that you receive a parking ticket, you can pay the ticket or start the appeals process here.

Street Maintenance Requests

Report non-emergency problems to the City, such as potholes and other minor street repairs, sidewalk safety concerns, slightly malfunctioning traffic signals, and damaged street signs by using SeeClickFix or by calling the Department of Public Services at 734-483-1421.  For emergency issues, please dial 911.

Streetlight Outage Reporting

Notice a streetlight out? Report it using the DTE Online System.