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COVID-19: In response to "Stay Home, Stay Healthy," the City will curtail all parking meter enforcement except where parking is prohibited – near fire hydrants, fire lanes and loading zones. Learn More

Downtown Des Moines offers more than 30,000 public parking spaces, including seven public parking ramps and approximately 3,000 street parking meters. All City-owned ramps charge $1 per hour with a daily max of $10, excluding special events. All downtown parking meters charge $0.25–$1.75 per hour from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

All public parking is free on Sundays (excluding special events).

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Free Parking Options

Parking Meter Rates

Parking Garage Rates

Handicap Parking