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Parking meters are located on most downtown streets and nine metered lots. Meters are $1.70/hour Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Meters are free on evenings, Sundays and all federal holidays observed by City employees.

Stored value cards for meters and epark machines can be purchased to use at on-street meters.

Parking time limits are posted on meters or shown on the screen at the epark kiosk. Legal parking durations vary from 30 minutes to 10 hours. Always check signs carefully before parking. Only park up to the maximum time that is posted for that meter.

How It Works

Solar Power Meter

These solar powered pay stations are designed to make parking at an on-street space easier, more convenient, and energy efficient. Epark meters have replaced many traditional meters in high demand downtown parking areas.


  • epark Ann Arbor App
  • Pay from your smart phone using the epark Ann Arbor app. The app is free to download and can save you a trip to the pay station. When using the app you will also have the option to extend your parking sessions remotely and receive email receipts. The DDA is covering the cost of the convenience fee so the app will be free for all users.
  • To download the app, visit the App Store or Google Play or

Traditional Meter

Traditional meters accept coin and cash value cards only. Meter numbers are four digit numbers located on the post of the meter. Some meters include the letter “A” or “B” on the meter head.

Epark Smart Cards

Prepaid cards can be loaded in increments of $25 up to $100. Cards require a $10 deposit at time of purchase. No refunds will be issued for damaged, lost or stolen cards.

Cash Value Cards

Cards come preloaded with $50. Cards require a $10 deposit at time of purchase. No refunds will be issued for damaged, lost or stolen cards.

Stored Value Cards for Meters and Epark Machines: More convenient than cash!

Use exact change every time and take the hassle out of searching for loose change to feed meters. Cards can be purchased at our Maynard office at 324 Maynard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For more information, please contact (734) 761-7235.