Parking Garages

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City Parking Garages

The City has three public parking garages in its downtown area. Parking is free at City garages for the first hour, on Sundays and on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Monthly passes can be purchased for each garage using the links below.

Downtown Evanston Parking Map


2019 Rates

FEBRUARY 1, 2020 Rates

0-1 Hour



1-2 hours



2-3 hours



3-5 hours



5-8 hours

$10 (5-12hrs)

$10.00 - new breakdown of hours



$12.00 - new breakdown of hours

12-24 hours




3-Garage Monthly Pass

For $175 a month, a registered vehicle can park in any of the 3 Evanston garages 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 
Contracts are available at the Sherman Plaza garage office and online.

1800 Maple Self Park

Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
Free: Sundays. First hour. Movie patrons -four hours free with validation.
# 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 ($115 starting February 1, 2020), or $50 ($60 starting February 1, 2020) for roof top only parking   Purchase monthly passes

Church St. Self Park 

Hours: 24/7 365 days a year. Overnight pays normal hourly rate.
Free:  Sundays. First hour.
# of spaces: 600, (12 disabled)
Clearance: 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 ($115 starting February 1, 2020)  Purchase monthly passes

Sherman Plaza Self Park 

Hours: 24/7 365 days a year
Free: Sundays. First hour.
# of spaces: 1,583 (25 disabled)
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 ($130 starting February 1, 2020)   Purchase monthly passes


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