The City of Rochester Bureau of Parking oversees the installation, use, and repair of mechanical parking meters and electronic pay stations on City streets.
Our new multi-space electronic pay stations downtown replace a number of old mechanical parking meters. They accept both U.S. coins and credit cards.
To report a problem with a meter or pay station, like damage, jamming, or any other issue, call 311 (outside city limits call 585-428-5990).
Hours and Rates for Parking Meters and Pay Stations
Parking meters are in service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
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Parking is free at all meters at all other times including weekends and legal holidays*. During special events such as parades, festivals, or fireworks, or during street construction, meters may be bagged to prohibit parking.
*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?
There is a $10 per meter per day fee for meter bagging. Before calling to have a meter bagged, please read our Meter Bagging Policy.
Then call 311 (outside city limits call 585-428-5990) or request this service online. We will need to know 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.