Parking in Downtown Riverside

Parking in downtown Riverside during normal business hours is controlled by time limits and paid parking services such as curbside meters and City-managed lots and garages.

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  • FREE parking after 5 p.m. in Garages (you must enter the garage after 5 p.m.)
  • Metered parking FREE after 5 p.m., weekends and holidays.

  • Parking Lots and Garages

    Monthly Parking Permits can be purchased through:
    • Central Parking System
    • 3750 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
    • (951) 682-3167
    • Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Parking Structures
    • Monthly permits $60.00 per month
    • Reserved permit $90.00 per month
    Parking Lots
    • Monthly permits $40.00 per month
    • Reserved permit $90.00 per month
    Parking Structures & Lots Hourly Fees
    • $1.00 per half hour
    • $8.00 maximum
    • First 90 minutes FREE
    Special Event Parking Rate
    • $5.00 per event; paid upon entry for events after 5:00 p. m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends
    Downtown Metered Area
    • $1.00 per hour and $0.50 per hour no maximum (Please check meter)
    RCOE Metered Area
    • $1.00 per hour and $0.50 per hour no maximum (Please check meter)

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    Special Event Parking

    Special event parking fees help off-set the additional staffing and operational costs of operating garages during extended hours.  The regular daily rates remain consistent with other downtown City parking garages. Additionally, a flat fee of $5.00 is used during the high demand hours when live events occur on evenings and weekends at the Fox Performing Arts Center, the venue capable of generating the largest attendance.

    Other City parking facilities located downtown would continue to offer free parking upon entry after 5 p. m. weekdays and weekends, providing a no- cost alternative for those who do not wish to pay for parking. On evenings and weekends when no special live events are occurring at the Fox Performing Arts Center, Garage 7 would be available free of charge to serve downtown parking needs.

    Special Events/ Extended Hours of Operation
    • 7 a. m. to midnight ( or as needed) weekdays, and as needed weekends and holidays
    Special Event Parking Rate
    • $5.00 per event; paid upon entry for events after 5: 00 p. m. on weekdays and anytime on

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    Trolley Service

    the trolley downtown riverside For Trolley service information call (800) 800-7821 or visit The Riverside Transit Agency website

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    Justice Center Metered Parking

    Justice Center Metered Parking
    • $1.50 per hour no maximum

    Justice Center Metered Parking uses the LUKE parking meters, offering improved customer convenience and reliability.

    With the LUKE parking meters you can:

    • Pay with bills, coins, tokens or credit cards
    • Pay at any meter for any space
    • Add time to a purchased space
    • Pay by Cell Phone Parking - To set up a one-time account, call 1-877-727-5932 or visit You may find this information displayed on the meter, and you may even use the Mobile App to set up your account. Don’t forget to check what parking zone you’re in to enter the correct number.

    • Luke Parking Meter You will need to use your receipt to add time at any meter. For assistance call Central Parking Systems at (951) 682-3167.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Where can I park downtown and receive a validation from the City if I am doing business at City Hall?

      Lot 34 located off Tenth and Main Streets as well as other City-owned parking structures, which offer the first 90 minutes free. Also, after 5:00 pm and weekends parking is free in the downtown area. The Downtown Parking Guide has additional information for parking downtown.

      There is a vehicle parked illegally (in a red zone, a permitted area with no permit, in a No Parking zone; can the City come out and cite the vehicle?

      Yes, if the vehicle is parked illegally the vehicle could be cited. You can call the 311 Call Center to report any parking violations.

      The parking meter is broken, do I have to pay? What do I do? Will I receive a parking citation if I park there anyway?

      If a meter is broken it is suggested that you park elsewhere. If there is a note on the meter you should be okay to park there without being cited. You could receive a citation if the meter has not been reported as having a problem. To report a broken meter, contact Central Parking Systems at (951) 682-3167.

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    General Information
    3900 Main St. 4th Floor
    Riverside, CA 92522

    Phone: (951) 826-5311

    Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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