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City of Joliet Downtown Parking (effective 1/1/2020)

(See attached map for a color coded key for parking fees per location.)


Commuter Parking

The City of Joliet currently has five daily Commuter Parking Lots near Union Station. The rate at each of these lots is $1.50/day. The electronic pay stations located at each lot accept cash, coin and credit cards. The majority of the lots are a *Pay & Go type system -- you simply enter your parking space number, pay your fee and head to the train.

Lot Name -  Number of Spaces

New Street Lot (30 New Street) - 180 

York Street Lot (45 York Ave.) -  124  

Washington Street  Lot (112 E. Washington St.) -  91 

Rock Island Lot (1 N. Eastern) - 79 

Chicago/Marion Street Lot (55 E. Marion St.) -  398  (Gated lot, pull ticket, pay before exiting or utilize a proximity card. Overnight parking available.)

Mayor Art Schultz Dr. Lot (Corner of Jefferson & Mayor Art Schultz Dr.) - 57 ($5/day - Premium Lot)

Chicago/Marion Street Lot Proximity Cards

The pre-paid parking proximity card can be purchased at the City of Joliet Collector’s Office, 150 W. Jefferson Street, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, or residents can fill in and print out this downloadable form to complete the transaction by mail for an additional $5.00 mailing fee. Cards may be obtained with a $10 deposit and an additional $10 in pre-loaded parking fees. Once activated, the pre-paid proximity card can be waved in front of the designated sensor at the parking lot’s entry/exit terminals to raise the gates. The cash value on the pre-paid proximity card is automatically deducted at a rate of a $1.50/day when exiting the new lot. Credit can be reloaded onto the pre-paid proximity card at the parking lot’s pay station with cash or credit card. The pre-paid proximity card and entrance into the parking lot will not guarantee a parking space. There will be a free 15 minute grace period upon entrance to allow exit if the parking lot is full.


Overnight Parking - (Chicago/Marion St. Parking Lot, number 10 on Parking Map)

If you need to park your vehicle overnight, you can utilize the Chicago/ Marion St. Parking Lot located at 55 E. Marion Street.   Simply hold on to the ticket that is issued to you as you enter the lot until you return from your trip. Insert that ticket into one of the walk-up pay stations located in the northeast corner of the lot. You will be charged $1.50/day and the machines take cash or credit card. Take that paid ticket and insert it into the machine at the exit and the gate will open. You can also pay at the exit with credit card only.


Commuter Passport Parking Mobile App

The City of Joliet has partnered with Total Parking Solutions and Passport Parking to launch the Passport Parking mobile app.  This app offers commuters a more convenient way to pay for their parking via smartphone or tablet.  Users should note that this app is only available for use in the following select downtown City of Joliet commuter parking lots on Eastern Ave, New Street, Washington Street, and York Street at this time.

The app is free to download for iPhone or Android users, or users can manage their parking online at After making a payment, users can monitor their parking time remaining in the app and even extend their session remotely if needed.

Passport signage in the parking lots will display each lot's zone number and provide instructions for downloading and using the app. The user is responsible for entering their designated parking stall number and zone number, (York Street - Zone 950, New Street - Zone 951, Washington Street - Zone 952 & Eastern Avenue - Zone 952).  These lots will also continue to offer the cash, coin and credit card options for payment at the pay stations for $1.50 per day, or drivers can use the Passport app as a voluntary option of convenience at a cost $2 per day.

If you have any questions or problems, please call the Parking Superintendent at (815) 724-4200.


City Center Parking

Parking Decks

The hours of operation of the parking decks are 6:00am – 7:00pm Monday-Friday.
The parking decks are FREE on Saturday and Sundays.
The rate for both parking decks is $1/ hour. CASH ONLY.
Special Event parking is a flat rate of $3.

Ottawa Street Parking Deck: 110 N. Ottawa St. (corner of Ottawa & Jefferson)
Scott Street Parking Deck: 11 E. Clinton St. (corner of Clinton & Scott) 

Metered On-Street Parking
The City of Joliet has approximately 590 metered on-street parking spaces. The hours of enforcement are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Saturday. The parking meters are FREE on Sundays and after 5:00pm daily. Rates: “Zone A” is $1.50/hour. “Zone B” is $0.75/hour. COIN ONLY. Locations: “Zone A” includes the area of Cass Street / Route 30 and north of Washington Street railroad tracks between Joliet Street and Mayor Art Schultz Drive.
“Zone B” includes the area south of Jackson Street and north of Cass Street, between Joliet and Scott Street; as well as, the area south of Cass Street and north of Jefferson Street between N. Eastern Avenue and Mayor Art Schultz Drive.

Pay and Display Parking Lots

The hours of enforcement are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday. The “pay and display” lots are FREE after 5:00pm daily.

The rate in these lots is $1.50/hour.
The electronic pay stations located at each lot accept cash, coin and credit cards. Pay at the pay station and place your receipt on your dash.


The Barrett’s Lot is located north of 68 N. Joliet Street (south of Van Buren Street and north of Jefferson Street between Joliet Street and Ottawa Street).

The Union Station Lot* is located directly west of Joliet’s Union Station, south of Jefferson St., north of Washington St. between Scott St. and the Will County Court House.  Union Station is located at 50 E. Jefferson St.


Rialto Lot

Corner of Clinton & Chicago Street, (across from 102 N. Chicago St.), $1.50/hour 9am - 9pm.  Machine takes coin and credit cards, no bills.


Mayor Art Schultz Lot

Corner of Jefferson Street & Mayor Art Schultz Drive (across from 1 Mayor Art Schultz Dr.), $5/day.  Machine takes coin, cash or credit cards.


 Riverwall Parking Lot

The Riverwall Parking Lot is a quarterly parking lot located north of Cass Street along the river, west of 205 N. Joliet St.


Handicapped Parking

Free parking for yellow handicapped placards ONLY.  All other handicapped parking must pay as per lot requirements.

Violation Fees & Payment

Parking Lot violations: $30; Meter/ Pay and Display violations: $30; Fire Hydrant/ Fire Lane violations: $75

Pay your parking ticket online by clicking here , or by coming to City Hall or by mailing your ticket payment to City of Joliet, Attn: Customer Service, 150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL. 60432.  If you have further payment or how to contest questions please call our Customer Service Department at (815) 724-3820, during business hours, or information on Parking Ticket Adjudication Hearings, click here.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or problems, please call the Parking Superintendent at (815) 724-4200

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