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Parking Meters

Enforcement &  Rate

Parking meters and 2-hour parking is enforced from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at a rate of $0.25 per hour, except on holidays.

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

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve Day

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve Day

Metered Parking

Parking Restrictions

Watch for signage to provide guidance of on-street parking and contact the City Transportation Engineer at 715-839-4934 with any questions.


On-Street Parking in Downtown Eau Claire Area

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. = Two-Hour Parking

On-street parking in the downtown area is restricted to 2-hour parking between the hours of 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. This allows for quick stops at a store, restaurant, or business.

6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. = Free Parking

On-street parking in the downtown area is free between the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. = No Parking 

There is no on-street parking in the downtown area between 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.


Parking Status Change 

A request for change in parking status must be accompanied by a petition form signed by the property owners affected by the change.

After the City Transportation Engineer receives the petition, it is then considered by the Public Works Traffic Committee who will review the request and upon consideration may refer it to the City Council for action.

Parking Waivers

Can I obtain a parking waiver?

The City Transportation Engineer is authorized to temporarily waive parking restrictions on public streets and can be contacted at 715-839-4934.

When is a parking waiver granted?

Traffic flow, parking availability, pedestrian traffic, and other pertinent factors will be taken into consideration before a decision is made to grant the waiver. Reasons a parking waiver may be granted could include:

Repair, remodeling or construction of buildings where parking immediately adjacent to the job site is required

Parking lot construction or repair

Loading or unloading moving vans or trucks

Any other reason which in the judgment of the City Transportation Engineer would require such waiver

How long is a parking waiver granted for?

No parking waiver shall exceed three (3) months. 

Is there a charge?

A $15.00 fee is charged for each parking waiver that is granted and issued.