Parking Tips

Special Rates: Most garages offer some special rates. A special rate means that you can park many hours for one flat fee.

Early Bird Specials: Most garages have Early Bird specials for commuters. Occasional visitors can take advantage of these rates. To qualify for these specials, parkers must usually enter the garage facility between 6:00am and 10:00am, sometimes 11:00am. For one low rate, parkers can often stay until 6:00pm or for 12 hours. If you plan to visit downtown for the day, arriving before 10:00am will almost always result in a lower fee and a flexible departure time.

Evening or Night Specials: Most garages in midtown and downtown Baltimore have Evening or Night specials for vehicles arriving after 6:00pm and leaving before 6:00am the next day. If you plan to go to the theater, arriving after 6:00pm will usually result in a lower parking fee.

Over-sized Vehicles: such as a large 4 X 4 or van present the parker with two problems. The first problem is that many garages will not accept these vehicles. The second problem is that there is often a surcharge of between $5 and $15 on each rate. When possible, park a normal sized vehicle.
Baltimore City Parking Regulations: The Parking Authority of Baltimore City administers the following regulations in accordance with The Baltimore City Code Article 31:
No Stopping: when associated with meter installations, at the end of the street to maintain sight distances for turning vehicles.

No Parking or No Stopping as a temporary parking management measure, except when traffic movement is involved.

No Parking (Driveway Posting): designed to permit a vehicle to enter and exit to an off-street facility for sight distance and safety signs are installed on both sides of the driveway.

Truck Loading Zone: Is to assist businesses with their shipping and receiving needs with special time limitation. (Not to park service vehicles)

Passenger Loading Zone: Reserved for the exclusive purpose of expeditiously taking on or discharging of passengers within the limited time required. (This restriction does not allow for continuous parking)

Reserved Handicap Parking: designated spaces for any vehicle that displays special registration plates for disabled persons or disabled persons parking permit. This area is open to the use of the general public (designated at medical center, nursing homes, and other public facilities)

Meter Installation: direct installations, or order the installation of parking meters on the portions of the city streets, thoroughfares, and public places for the City of Baltimore. ( 1 to 4 hour limitations and at various locations 10hour limit meters )

Check the Weather Report: Walking in the city is fun but bad weather makes it harder to walk, find a cab or wait for a bus.

Hours of Operation: Not all garage facilities are open 24 hours. Check the posted hours on the wall of the garage.