Parking Downtown

The Parking Division manages and maintains the City's municipal parking facilities, including six parking garages, seven 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.

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Downtown Parking Video Tutorials
Downtown Parking Brochure (PDF)
VIP Parking for Football Games
Validated Parking

Recent News

  • Free Half-Hour Parking Offered in Downtown East Lansing this July - In a continued effort to support downtown East Lansing businesses during the ongoing construction projects, the City of East Lansing will be offering free, half-hour parking to downtown visitors in all gated garages and gated surface lots in the downtown throughout the month of July. Learn more.
  • 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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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.