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The Parking Enforcement Division performs parking meter installation, maintenance, enforcement and money collection in addition to enforcing parking regulations throughout the City of Spokane.
For questions or information on parking tickets, please contact the Municipal Court at: (509) 625-4400.
General - Parking Meters, Zones and Permits
Parking Meters are in operation from 8am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, except on the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and on the Monday following, or the Friday preceding said holidays where designated a national holiday for observance. Meters are also free on Sundays, however all Commercial Loading Zones, Passenger Loading Zones, and other parking violations are enforced as necessary.
The Parking Meters and Enforcement Section of the Street Department is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and collection of the 2,800+ parking meters located throughout the downtown, County Courthouse and Sacred Heart Hospital areas. Our crews also collect, sort, bag and deposit all of the coins from the meters.
Parking meter zones, commercial loading zones, and passenger loading zones are established to maintain a turnover of the limited on-street parking spaces available in an area. Occupying a Commercial Loading Zone without the proper permit displayed on the vehicle is a $30.00 violation. Meter bags can be leased for various periods of time to accommodate construction, maintenance and entertainment activities within the metered zones. Please call (509) 232-8802 for more information on meter bags.
Parking Enforcement Documents
Loading Zone Permits
Downtown Parking Map
Loading Zone Map
Parking Meter Map
Disabled Parking Stalls
The patrol officers routinely enforce designated "Disabled Parking" stalls throughout the entire City, including all parking lots available for public parking without charge (no parking fees paid). Designated "Disabled Parking" stalls are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week even if some or all of the adjacent businesses might be closed. Disabled Parking violations carry a $450.00 fine.
Residential Neighborhood Parking Enforcement
Our officers also respond to specific enforcement problems in residential neighborhoods when contacted by citizens on a case-by case basis. Requests for neighborhood enforcement may be submitted anonymously to prevent or minimize potentially negative feelings among area residents.
Initial neighborhood enforcement efforts usually, but not always begin with warning notices being placed on vehicles allegedly parked in violation of appropriate Spokane Municipal Code(s) - please refer to the "documents" section of this web page for specific information on parking ordinances.
An officer will usually enforce all apparent parking violations present on the same block face or immediate area, whether those violations are directly related to the specific citizen request or not. Follow-up enforcement is normally continued until reasonable compliance is achieved.
For further information on parking related issues, please contact the Street Department at (509) 232-8802 or E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.