West Urbana Neighborhood Residential Parking Zone


About the Zone

The zone was established by city ordinance in 1975 to deter commuter parking on residential streets near the University of Illinois campus. Restricting parking helps residents who have difficulty parking near their own residences in areas where off-street parking iParking s not adequate. Parking in the zone is restricted to residents, or their guests, between the hours of 3:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Restrictions do not apply on Saturday and Sunday.  

Annual Parking Permit Year

The annual parking permit year is August 1st of the current year to August 14th of the following year.

Who can get residential permits

The zone is bounded by Green Street, Race Street, Florida Avenue and Lincoln Avenue and you must live within those boundaries to apply for permits. To obtain permits, please bring in proof of residency, a photo I.D. and current vehicle registration at the time of application.

Parking within the Urbana High School Zone

Only vehicles displaying valid permits issued to residents living within a three (3) block radius of the Urbana High School Zone, as defined below, shall be allowed to park within the Urbana High School Zone:

  • 200-400 Blocks of Michigan
  • 200-400 Blocks of Indiana
  • 200-400 Blocks of Iowa
  • 1000-1100 Blocks of Garfield
  • 1000-1100 Blocks of Douglas
  • 900 and 1200 Blocks of Carle

*Boundaries outlining the Urbana High School Zone

Days and Hours of Enforcement

Restriction is enforced Monday through Friday, except for official city holidays, and during select periods of non-enforcement.

Recognized City Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

West Urbana Neighborhood Association

The West Urbana Neighborhood Association is a resident volunteer organization that is active in preserving the residential integrity of the neighborhood. You can join the WUNA e-mail listserve to receive information of interest to the neighborhood at 

 To the Residents of the West Urbana Special Parking Zone:

The 2023-2024 holiday season is upon us and the following enforcement policies are in place for the West Urbana Special Parking Zone:

Thanksgiving Week

No permit enforcement Monday, November 20, 2023, through Friday, November 24, 2023, in the West Urbana Special Parking Zone. 

Winter Holiday Enforcement

No permit enforcement Monday, December 18, 2023, until Tuesday, January 16, 2024, excluding the streets near Urbana High School as noted below in the West Urbana Special Parking Zone.

Winter Holiday Enforcement – Urbana High School

Permit enforcement on the following streets near the Urbana High School on all scheduled school days.  No permit enforcement Monday, December 18, 2023, until Tuesday, January 2, 2024:

  • 200 – 400 Blocks of Michigan
  • 200 – 400 Blocks of Indiana
  • 200 – 400 Blocks of Iowa
  • 1000 – 1100 Blocks of Garfield
  • 1000 – 1100 Blocks of Douglas
  • 900 Block of Carle

Zoning regulations, restricted, prohibited and disabled parking regulations will be enforced. Metered parking will also be enforced. 

72-Hour Ordinance Enforcement

For residents who will be out of town and leaving a vehicle parked on-street for an extended time, please call the Finance Department at (217) 384-2346 to request an exemption to the 72-hour ordinance, or drop by the Finance Department in the City Building and fill out a form in person. The elected officials, administration and employees of the City of Urbana wish you a safe and happy holiday.

City of Urbana 

Finance Department  

- Last Modified -July 20, 2023 - 3:54pm
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