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Can I park at a space with a broken meter? Can I feed the meter? Can I park at a meter overnight? How do I find out about parking bans in downtown Providence? Can tickets be paid online? Who should I contact with general questions about parking? Where should I park for the train station? […]

Where to Park

Parking Lots & Garages: Parking lots can be found throughout the downtown area. Heading to a show at the Providence Performing Arts Center? You’ll find parking lots along Weybosset. Going shopping on Westminster? You can park within blocks of your favorite stores. Simply visit our interactive parking map to find the lots that are located […]

Parking Rules

Parking rules are posted on signs along the streets where you can park. Rules may differ from street to street, and many streets are one-way, so please pay attention! Hours: Generally, you must pay to park at a meter from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. (Note the extension from 6:00 PM to 9:00 […]

Paying for Tickets

If you receive a ticket for parking at an expired meter, you must pay $25.00 within 14 days. You have the following payment options: By Mail: Send a check (or money order) payable to the Providence Municipal Court. Write the ticket number on your payment, and include the actual ticket whenever possible.  If you no […]

Holiday/Special Rates

On-street metered parking is FREE on days when the city observes national holidays: New Years Day MLK Day Presidents Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Christmas The city also typically runs a FREE holiday program from Thanksgiving through New Years Day, from 10 AM through 9 PM. Downtown meters are included […]