Holiday Parking

November 23 marks the start of free weekend holiday parking. Parking will be free at all City meters and parking decks on Thanksgiving Day, Frosty Friday, November 24 and the entire weekend. From 8 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Monday, every weekend, through New Year's Day, parking will be free at all meters and in City Parking Decks.

General Parking Information

Parking in the garages and at the parking meters can be easier and faster than ever. Pre-pay for your parking for either the parking garages or the parking meters and don't worry about coins or cash again. Daily parking debit cards for the garages and the parking meters are now available. For more information contact the Parking Department.

Parking Meter Rates

On July 11, 2016 parking meter rates will increase to $2 per hour on the following streets:

  • 100 block of E Patrick Street
  • 100 block of N Market Street
  • 100 block of W Patrick Street
  • 200 block of N Market Street
  • First block of E Church Street
  • First block of E Patrick Street
  • First block of N Market Street
  • First block of S Market
  • First block of W Church Street
  • First block of W Patrick Street

Parking meter hours and holidays (PDF)

Parking Garage Rates

  • 24 Hours Per Day, Monday through Sunday
    $1 per hour or fraction thereof
  • 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - $12 Max
    3:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. - $5 Max
  • Please note that parking is free on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Hourly Rate after 2 p.m.
  • Monthly Parking Fees are $97. All Monthly fees must be paid by the 10th of each month ($5 late fee)

New Parking Features - Pay for Parking with Your Cell Phone
Register and/or to download our mobile app

Reminder: When using ParkMobile time may be placed on the metered space in the same manner as coins. Time may be placed in 15-minute increments up to the 2-hour max and then vehicles must be moved after parking for the 2-hour limit.



The City of Frederick's Parking Department is responsible for the overall operation of the parking garages, parking meters and municipal lots in downtown Frederick. There are five parking garages. The parking garages have transitioned to EZ Exit automation. All garages are now automated. 


There is no longer a cashier at these facilities and instead, payment is now made at pay stations located at each stairwell on the first level. Parking patrons must take their parking ticket with them after they park in the garage and keep it with them until they return to the garage. Please keep the ticket in good shape and not bent or folded, and away from magnetic objects (i.e. cell phone, money clip). 

Insert the ticket in one of the pay stations and follow the prompts to make payment and then take the prepaid ticket with you to insert in the express park ticket machine as you leave. These pay stations take cash, coin, and credit cards and you may also pay with a credit card in the drive lane if you wish to do so. Monthly payments may be dropped in a drop slot on the side of the booths in the garages or mailed to the:
Parking Office
2 S Court Street
Frederick, MD 21701


One project includes the operation of two municipal parking lots to include street parking spaces. The department is responsible for the collection and maintenance of 800 parking meters. Prepaid parking meter cards now available. If you live downtown and have family or friends visiting then you may want to purchase one of these pre-paid parking meter cards. 


There is a one time cost of $5 for the card and it can be programmed in increments of $20, $30, $40 or $50 and can be used on all parking meters in the downtown area. Now available, prepaid parking cards for daily parking in the garages. Call 301-600-1429 for more information.

Did You Know

  • We Handle No Parking signs for moving, wedding, funerals, etc.
  • We Operate a Park and Shop Program
  • We Oversee the Resident Parking Permit Program