Parking Services is responsible for parking ordinance enforcement, meter installation and maintenance as well as the daily operation of seven garages and four surface lots totaling over 4,700 spaces.
The department also works to implement the recommendations of the 2002 Parking Master Plan.
The City currently operates eight garages representing nearly 2,900 spaces that service monthly, daily and special event customers.
Monthly garage rates vary while the daily maximum in each garage is $10.00. Parking Services also offers pre-paid validation stamps in $.50, $1.00 and $5.00 denominations. These postage-size, gum-backed stamps are accepted at all municipal garages and can be used instead of cash or checks.
The City's Parking Enforcement Monitors strive to provide safe, equal parking opportunities through the enforcement of the various parking ordinances. These ordinances range from expired meter violations to No Parking Area, No Valid Permit, Blocking Driveway and Refeeding Meter violations along with several others. Current fines for parking citations range between $5.00 and $200.00.
Parking Enforcement Monitors also provide assistance to the general public by answering citizen or visitor questions while on patrol.
The City's Parking Meter inventory provides an efficient and economical means of generating turnover parking in business districts, parking districts and other areas of the City. The approximately 4,700 on-street meters demand an effective preventive maintenance plan, which includes constant upkeep, meter replacement and refurbishment..