Parking Meters

The following changes went into effect on January 4, 2021:

1. All-day paid meter parking

Parking meter enforcement will now operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m., eliminating free lunchtime parking and extending the day by one hour. The net income generated by these changes will support downtown Toledo beautification, wayfinding, reinvestment in the parking system, or other specific projects within the service area. Toledo City Council will approve all incremental net income expenditures.

2. Two-hour parking limits on meters

On-street parking meters are available for short-term parking up to two hours. Parking lots and garages are available for long-term parking exceeding two hours. With this change, patrons will now be able to find more available on-street parking due to higher turnover of vehicles on the streets. The rate of $.25 per every 15 minutes remains unchanged.

3. Accelerated enforcement

To encourage the timely payment of tickets and discourage repeat, habitual offenders, the following graduated parking ticket fines will be enforced:

  • 1st – 4th Offense: $10 (current fine)
  • 5th – 9th Offense: $20
  • 10th+ Offense: $30

For information on how to pay parking tickets, please click here.