Downtown Permit Parking

If you live, work, do business, or shop downtown and want to save money on parking, the Parking Services Office offers a program to fit your needs. Our variety of programs are outlined below. If you have questions about any of the offerings, please contact us at 517-483-4240 or email us.

Downtown Resident Parking

The Parking Services Office recognizes that residents living in downtown lofts on or near Washington Square have special parking needs. That is why we designed a convenient and affordable parking option.

We offer discounted monthly permit parking at certain City of Lansing parking facilities for downtown resident parkers. Qualifying residents are eligible to receive 50% off the purchase of a monthly permit. A second monthly permit is available at a 75% discount. 

Certain guidelines and restrictions apply. Contact the Parking Services Office at 517-483-4240 or learn more information here (PDF).

Merchant Validation Program

The Merchant Validation Program allows downtown businesses to provide their clients and customers with paid parking in any of the City’s parking ramps.

Value in Parking Card (VIP)

The Value in Parking (VIP) Card provides parking in any of the City ramps at a discounted hourly rate for short-term parkers. It is usually the most economical alternative for anyone who frequents downtown but is not downtown all day.

Monthly Permit

A Monthly Permit is the best for value for those who park downtown all day daily. Permits are available in all ramps and several downtown parking lots. Contact us for current availability.