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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.

Don’t receive a ticket because you forget to check the time or forget when your meter will run out. Pay less for your parking by not guessing how much time you will need and leaving unused time on the meter.

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Have an electric vehicle? Want to Charge it?

Look for a charging station in the Darling Parking Lot - on Michigan Street between Howard and Petoskey streets

Having trouble with your meter?

Got a Ticket?

Meter Parking

Beginning July 1, 2019, new meter fees are being implemented. The information that follows reflects the new rates. This process is in transition and not all meters have been updated to the new rates. Please pay attention to your meter and pay for the time you need accordingly. Thank you.

Meters come in three varieties: 3 hour meters, 10 hour meters, and pay stations. The number of hours allowed is listed on a green sticker on the face of the meter. The amount of minutes per coin will vary with location; the amount is located next to the coin slot on every meter and on the screen of the pay stations

Meter Parking On Streets

10 hour parking, which is $.25 an hour, can be found on the following streets

  • All of Rose Street

  • Bay Street (east of Perry Hotel to Division Street)

  • Michigan Street (east of Saint Francis Xavier School parking lot on south side of street)

All other parking is 3 hour parking.

3 hour parking, which is $.50 an hour, may be found on

  • Bay Street

  • Division Street

  • Lewis Street

  • Michigan Street

  • Petoskey Street

  • Lewis Street

3 hour parking, which is $1.00 an hour, may be found on:

  • Howard Street

  • Lake Street

  • Mitchell Street

Meter Parking In Lots

10 hour parking, which is $.50 an hour, is available in all or part of the following lots:

  • Darling Lot (back two rows)

  • Park Garden Lot

  • Livery Lot

  • Petrie Lot

3 hour parking, that is $.50 an hour, is available on all or parts of the following lots:

  • Darling Lot (front three rows)

  • Petrie Lot

3 hour parking that is $1.00 an hour, is available in the following lots:

  • Saville Lot

  • Elks Lot

  • Clifton Lot

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 6pm, 
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 July 1, 2019, there is a new tiered parking permit system.

  • Yellow = $120/month

  • Green = $60/month

  • Blue $40/ 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.