On-Street Parking

On-Street Parking: Parking Meters and Pay Stations

The City of Rochester Bureau of Parking oversees the Parking Meterinstallation, use, and repair of mechanical parking meters and electronic pay stations on City streets.  It also collects revenues and is responsible for purchase of meters and pay stations.

The Bureau of Parking recently installed new multi-space electronic pay stations in the downtown area to replace a number of old mechanical parking meters.  One pay station does the work of multiple individual parking meters, accepting both U.S. coins and credit cards. Installation of additional pay stations in the near future will make downtown parking an even more streamlined process.

The Bureau of Parking repairs and (when necessary) replaces meters and pay stations if they are malfunctioning, damaged, jammed, missing or if they have any other problems. 

What Are Hours and Rates for Parking Meters and Pay Stations?

Parking meters  are in service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.  Parking is free at all meters during the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.   Weekends and legal holidays* are not metered.  During special events such as parades, festivals, or fireworks, or during street construction, meters may be bagged to prohibit parking.

Rates are as follows:

PARK FOR THIS NUMBER OF MINUTES:     2      5     10     12     20     26    40    60    120     600 
PAY THIS AMOUNT:  $0.05  $0.10  $0.25  $0.30  $0.50  $0.65  $1.00  $1.50  $3.00  $15.00
*    LEGAL HOLIDAYS:    New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

How Can I Request Installation or Removal of a Parking Meter or Pay Station?

Call the City’s Traffic Control Board at (585) 428-6942.  There are no fees associated with this service.

How Can I Request Bagging of a Parking Meter?

Currently, parking meter bagging can be requested on a 24-hour basis by calling 311 (outside city limits call (585) 428-5990) or by requesting this service online.  To assist the City with this process, please note the address where the meter is located as well as the parking meter number, which can be found stamped on both sides of the meter.