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216 Park Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

Come enjoy Downtown Petoskey on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay with unique shops and restaurants in the Gaslight Shopping District. Serving Bay Harbor, Bay View, Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake and Emmet County.



Our mission is to provide convenient, affordable parking for customers in the core of the central business district and for employees, owners, and residents in the periphery of the CBD.


Parkmobile App

Use your phone to manage your parking sessions. 

No coins required. No guessing how much time to put on the meter. The parking fee is charged to your credit card.

This service is free to customers. Pay the same rate you would pay if using coins. In fact, you will most likely pay less because you will not leave any unused time on the meter, and you won’t have to pay a ticket because you forget to check the time or forget when your meter will run out.

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Having trouble with your meter?

Got a Ticket?

Meter Parking

Meters come in three varieties: 2 hour meters, 3 hour meters, and 10 hour meters. The number of hours is listed below the time indicator. The amount of minutes per coin will vary with location; the amount is located next to the coin slot on every meter.

Meter Parking On Streets

10 hour parking, which is 2 hours per quarter, can be found on the following streets

  • All of Rose Street
  • Bay Street (west of Perry Hotel to Division Street)
  • Michigan Street (east of Saint Francis Xavier School parking lot on south side of street)

All other on-street parking is 30 minutes per quarter.

Meter Parking In Lots

10 hour parking, which is 2 hours per quarter, is available in all or part of the following lots:

  • Darling Lot
  • Park Garden Lot
  • Livery Lot
  • Petrie Lot

Otherwise parking in all lots is 30 minutes or 1 hour per quarter.

Meter Times & Rates


  • Nickel = 6 minutes
  • Dime/Token = 12 minutes
  • Quarter = 30 minutes


  • Nickel = 6 minutes
  • Dime/Token = 12 minutes
  • Quarter = 30 minutes


  • Nickel = 12 minutes
  • Dime/Token = 24 minutes
  • Quarter = 1 hour


  • Nickel = 24 minutes
  • Dime/Token = 48 minutes
  • Quarter = 2 hours

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is not allowed in any street metered space from December 1 to April 1. Overnight parking is allowed in parking lots where it is designated by signs. Please note that overnight rows are rotated for snow removal purposes. You must check the signs at the end of the rows before parking.

If circumstances arise that make it not safe for you to drive your car and you must leave it parked on the street overnight, please call 231-439-9124 and leave a message to avoid receiving a ticket in the morning. During the winter months you must also call 911 with vehicle description and plate. They will contact public safety.

Meter Enforcement

Meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, 
except on holidays that include:
• Martin Luther King Day
• Presidents' Day
• Memorial Day
• 4th of July
• Labor Day
• Columbus Day
• Veterans' Day
• Thanksgiving
• Christmas
• New Year's Day

All other parking restrictions (handicap, fire-hydrant, no-parking, etc.) are enforceable at all times.


Permit Parking

As of January 1, 2016, there is a new tiered parking permit system.

  • Yellow = $40/month
  • Green = $30/month
  • Blue $20/ month

Discounts for purchasing:

  • 6 months= 1 month free
  • 12 moths = 2 months free
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Each token has the same value as a dime. Tokens are $5 for a bag of 80 tokens - an $8 value! These are available for purchase at the Downtown Office and the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce.