Downtown Parking
Garages, Lots, and Meters

Garages and Lots

Parking downtown evenings and weekends is a breeze, with over 30,000 spaces to choose from. 
$1 Parking for up to 59 minutes is available at the Garfield Garage and Fountain Square South

Click here for a list of several garages and lots with rates ranging from $1 to $7 for the first 2 hours. These garages and lots also have short-term spaces Monday through Friday during the day.

Access the current Monthly Parking Availability Report produced by Downtown Cincinnati Inc. Each quarter, DCI surveys parking operators representing one hundred parking garages and lots and more than 37,000 parking spaces in downtown's Central Business District. 

Click here to view a map of Cincinnati's parking options.

Parking Meters

There are 4,000 parking meters throughout downtown, and all meters offer the first 10 minutes free. The parking rate in the Central Business District is $2 per hour; in Over-the-Rhine, the rate is $1 per hour. Meters are in operation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and from 2 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. 

Use your Cellphone to Pay Parking Meters

Use your cellphone to pay for parking at more than 4,000 Cincinnati on-street parking meters.  Visit to download the free app. The app, PassportParking Mobile Pay, allows you to pay an on-street parking meter without using coins or swiping your credit card.


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