Parking Meter Enforcement
Except for official City holidays, meters located in the campus and hospital areas are enforced Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and meters located in the downtown area are enforced Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for the meters located in the library lots and on the north side of the library on Elm Street. Those meters are enforced Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each meter displays the hours of enforcement inside the dome of the meter. To aid in the determination of which meter belongs to a space, double-headed meters have an arrow on the meter that points toward the corresponding parking space. For single spaces the meter is located at the front of the space.
Parking meters are not enforced on the following official City holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King's Birthday
- Spring Day (Good Friday)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Friday After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
Meters in the campus area are color-coded by length of time available on the meter. Red is 30 minutes or less, blue is 2 hours and gray is 10 hours. Meters in the campus area have a rate of $1.00 an hour. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Saturday, 7am to 6pm.
Meters in the downtown area have various time lengths and are black in color regardless of length of time available on the meter. They have a rate of 50 cents an hour. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm (excludes Parking Garage and PayStation enforcement hours as listed below).
All meters around Carle Clinic and Carle Hospital are gray in color and have a rate of $1.00 an hour. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Saturday, 7am to 6pm.
Parking in the municipal garage at 100 W. Main St. is available for 25 cents an hour for the first two hours and 50 cents for each additional hour. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Friday, 7am to 6pm.
County Pay Station Lot
Parking in the Champaign County Pay Station lot at 200 E. Main St. is available for 50 cents for the 1st hour and 2nd hour and $1.00 for each additional hour. Hours of enforcement are Monday through Friday, 6am to 5pm.
Short-term meters (15 or 30 minutes) are installed in certain high-traffic areas such as the U.S. Post Office and in front of coffee shops and bakeries.