What are the parking regulations in downtown Eau Claire?
The Downtown Parking Map (pdf) shows a summary of parking regulations. Call 715-839-4934 with any questions about parking locations, various parking options or general parking questions. In general:
All metered and on-street two-hour parking downtown is enforced from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Permit parking is enforced during the week based on posted times of parking lots.
Most municipal parking lots have free parking after 5:00 p.m. during the week in the permit parking stalls.
Some lots provide longer restricted time frames during the week and some lots have no restrictions at all during evenings or on weekends.
|FOREST STREET LOT:||4-hour limit 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|RAILROAD LOT:||6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.|
|RIVERVIEW LOT:||Free in permit stalls 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
| BARSTOW STREET LOT:
|2-hour limit 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday|
|FARWELL STREET LOT:||Free in permit stalls 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|SCHLEGELMILCH-MCDANIEL LOT:||Free daily parking|
|RIVERSIDE PARKING DECK:||Free in permit stalls 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|SEAVER STREET LOT:||6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|ON STREET:||6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.|
Enforcement & Rate
Parking meters are enforced 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., except holidays. The meter parking rates are $0.25 per hour. The exception to this rate is the City's two parking ramps and the Riverside Parking Deck lot, which are $0.50 per hour. Find more details in Parking Lots & Ramps.
Exception on Holidays
The City does not enforce parking meters or 2-hour parking on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Christmas Eve Day
New Year's Eve Day
Several options are available for longer-term parking in downtown Eau Claire. Fees are dependent on location and type of permit being purchased; view parking rates for details.
Ramp Pass: Obtain in Engineering
Farwell/Gibson Street Parking Ramp Pass
North Barstow Street Parking Ramp Pass
Quarterly Permit: Obtain in Customer Services
Quarterly permits may be purchased in Customer Services; call 715-839-4923 with any questions regarding these permits. The permit must be placed in your vehicle after purchasing so that it is visible from the front of the vehicle. Call 715-839-4923 with any questions about the permits listed below.
Provides on-street parking access and access to park in multiple parking lots including:
Farwell Street Lot
Seaver Street Lot