Monday, July 18, 2016

Downtown Frederick Parking Update

As of July 2016, the City of Frederick adjusted parking rates in Downtown Frederick. We know, nobody likes to hear about prices going up. But, the increases are important in helping to not just maintain, but improve parking options downtown (like a much-needed sixth parking garage!) 

We broke down the changes that are now in place:

Fine Increases:
  • Overtime parking meter $20.00 from $15.00
  • 2 hour parking (parking more than 2 hours) $20.00 from $15.00
  • Loading Zone $75.00 from $50.00
  • Handicap Parking $250.00 from $100.00

Parking meter rates will increase to $2.00 per hour on the following blocks*:
  • 0-99 block of S Market St 
  • 0-299 block of N Market St                                            
  • 0-199 block of E Patrick St
  • 0-199 block of W Patrick St
  • 0-99 block of E Church St
  • 0-99 block of W Church St
Why the rate increases in these specific blocks? The new rates will help encourage turnover, which means when you are running a quick errand downtown, spaces in these busier parts of town are more likely to be available to you.

*Parking meter rates remain $1 per hour everywhere else 

New Parking Garage Fees + Schedule:
  • 24 hours per day, Mon. – Sun., $1.00 per hour
  • 6:30AM – 3:30PM, maximum daily rate $12.00
  • 3:30PM – 6:30AM, maximum nightly rate $5.00
  • Daily rate begins 6:30AM each day
  • Sunday, free parking 8:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Monthly passes remain $97.00/month

Special Event Garage Fees:
  • In the Street, $6.00 Flat Rate
  • February First Saturday- Fire in  Ice, $5.00 Flat Rate

How to Pay:
Cash, credit cards and reloadable prepaid garage cards (call 301.600.1429 for info) are accepted in all parking garages. 

At parking meters, payment can be made with change, a reloadable prepaid meter card (call the number above for info) or using the Parkmobile app (which can be linked to your credit card or PayPal account).

Parking garages are most cost effective, so if you're staying downtown for a longer period of time, park in one of the five downtown garages.

For full information on the City of Frederick's parking options, click here or call 301.600.1429. Happy parking!


  1. Didn't the parking meters used to be free after 5:00? Is this still the case?

  2. Yes, on-street parking is free after 5PM