Parking Downtown

downtown

PLEASE NOTE: The parking office is CLOSED to the public. Parking staff are available to assist community members Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (517) 337-1277 or (517) 256-2788 for staff assistance. Contact information is also posted on the parking office door.

The Parking Division manages and maintains the City's municipal parking facilities, including seven parking garages, six surface lots and on-street meters. The parking system supports downtown businesses by providing customer parking and the merchant validation program. It also supports downtown office users and residents through the sale of discounted monthly permits.

Quick Links

Parking Locations
Downtown Parking Video Tutorials
Parking Brochure (PDF)
Validated Parking

Recent News

  • 15-Minute Grace Period Offered at Gated Parking Facilities in Downtown East Lansing - Parking visits that are under 15 minutes in downtown East Lansing are free. Parking customers will pull a ticket upon entering a gated facility and, if their visit is less than 15 minutes, it will be free. Full rates do apply for visits that are over 15 minutes.
  • East Lansing Parking Division Announces PassportParking® App Upgrade - The PassportParking® app recently released a new, updated version of its mobile app for iOS and Android users. Learn more.
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PassportParking® 


Remember, you can use the PassportParking® mobile payment option at any parking meter or multi-space meter machine in downtown East Lansing. It's a convenient, time-saving option for visitors!

Learn more about how to use the PassportParking® App.