Lots and Garages

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City Parking Garages

Parking is free at City garages on Sundays.


1800 Maple Self Park - 847.866.9240
Hours: 24/7 365 days a year

First hour: Free
Movie patrons – first four hours FREE with validation.

Accepts Visa/Master Card/Amex
# of spaces: 1400 (25 disabled)
Directions: Enter from Maple Avenue at Clark Street or University Place
Clearance: From the main entrance to the top of the garage clearance is 8 ft. 2 in. and 7 ft. 7 in. to enter the flat bay on level two.

Monthly Permits = $110   Purchase monthly passes

Church St. Self Park - 847.328.4607
Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
First hour: Free
Overnight pays normal hourly rate.
# of spaces: 600, (12 disabled)

Height clearance on Level 1 is 8 ft. 2 in. for wheelchair lift vans.
All other floors have a 6 ft. 8 in. height clearance.
Directions: Enter from Church or Clark east of Chicago Ave

Monthly Permits = $110   Purchase monthly passes

Sherman Plaza Self Park - 847.491.6908
# of spaces: 1,583
Directions: Enter from Davis Street or Benson Ave.
Clearance: From level one to level five clearance is 8 ft. 2 in.. From level five to top the clearance is 6 ft. 9 in.

Monthly Permits = $125   Purchase monthly passes

Hourly Rates for City Garages  
0-1 Hour FREE
1-2 hours $2
2-3 hours $4
3-5 hours $5
5-10 hours $10
18-24 hours $16


City Parking Holidays

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Memorial Day
July 4
Labor Day
Christmas Day


City Surface Parking Lots

The City owns 25 surface parking lots. Many of these lots offer a combination of metered and permit parking options.  Call Parking Services at 847-448-8203 for information regarding a obtaining a permit for any of these lots or being added to a waiting list if the lot is at capacity.

View a map of off-street parking facilities and lots.


NEW FOR 2019: The City of Evanston permit system will be transferring to a new platform. If you are a lot permit holder, please follow the instructions below to complete the transfer process and renew your permit. 

Steps to transfer your permit
• Visit evanstonpermits.rmcpay.com
• Sign up with your phone number or email address
• Click "Use Link Code"
• Enter the code you were provided
• Setup your payment method


During this testing period you are still REQUIRED to display your physical permit for the remainder of this quarter. Your current permit will remain valid until the expiration date. Once your permit is renewed in our upgraded system you will receive an email confirmation. 


Permit Prices

Lot Number Location Total per Month
1 Hinman Ave and South Blvd $90
4 2100 Central $90
 8  811 Main $90
14 1503 Sherman
15 716 Main $90
18 Clyde & Brummel $90
22 Sheridan Rd & South Blvd $90
23 Dempster & Elmwood $90
25 1612 Maple $90
31 925 Sherman $90
32 825 Hinman $90
35 Main & Judson $90
39 711 Hinman $90
42 743 Hinman $90
45 833 Forest $90
48 1315 Emerson $90
53 1000 Chicago $90
60 1200 Chicago $120
64 Ryan Field $70
65 - Overnight Only 1211 Chicago $70
                                                                                                         Daytime Only Lots
8/31 Park in Lot 8 or 31 $75
32/35 Park in Lot 32 or 35 $75


Evanston Public Library Garage - 1703 Orrington Ave.
Metered parking: Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 9pm;
Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 6pm; Free Sundays, Noon to 6pm

1603 Orrington*
Parking by hourly rates. Available: Monday - Friday, 7am to 8pm; Saturday, 7am to 3pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays.

Rotary Building - 1560 Sherman Ave.*
Available 24/7. Limited parking by hourly rates.

Holiday Inn lower level - 1501 Sherman Ave.*
Metered parking enforced, 8am to 9pm and free on Sundays and holidays.
Permit parking available. Permit spaces are metered after 5pm.

*Availability and hourly rates subject to change without notice.  

For questions or concerns, residents may contact the City Collector’s Office at 847-448-4311 / 847-448-8254. Or, residents can email at citycollector@cityofevanston.org. Inquiries may also be made by mail or in person at the Morton Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.