Parking regulations vary throughout the City of Burlington, please note all posted signs and curb markings when parking your vehicle.

Downtown Parking

The mission of the City of Burlington is to support the viability of the historic downtown, while balancing the competing demands for limited parking spaces between downtown employees, shoppers and visitors to our city. On-street parking in downtown Burlington consists primarily of free, two-hour time limited parking, with a number of strategically located short-term 15-minute parking spaces intended for quick stops and parcel loading/unloading. The City also has five off-street public parking lots and a parking structure that are strategically located throughout the downtown area and which have no time restrictions. All municipal parking is free. In addition to the municipal parking facilities that are open to the general public, the downtown area has a number of private lots that are reserved for use by private businesses and not necessarily available to the general public.

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View the Downtown Parking Map (PDF)

Overnight Parking

Overnight on-street parking is permitted as follows:


No overnight parking is permitted on any street or alley in the Central Business District between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. To obtain an overnight parking permit, click here.

Alternate Side Parking

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle on a state or county trunk highway within the City between the hours of 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., except as herein provided:

(1) On even numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the side of the street adjacent to lots and houses that have even numbers. On odd numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the side of the street adjacent to lots and houses that have odd numbers. Alternate-side parking rules are determined on the calendar date after 12 midnight; e.g.: It is December 3, at 10 p.m., and a person does not plan to move his or her vehicle until the next morning; that person would park on the even side of the street because it will be December 4 after midnight and alternate-side parking is in effect from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Alternate-side parking is enforced 365 days of the year.

(2)(a) Where alternate-side parking is not available, including but not limited to a cul-de-sac or a block where no parking is allowed on one side of the street at any time, parking during the specified hours shall be allowed on the only available side of the street.

(2)(b) Where a street is circular and there are no odd numbered addresses, the person shall park on the outside (even side) of the circle on even days and the inside of the circle on odd days.


For general questions on parking contact the Police Department at 262-342-1100.

For Parking Ticket inquiries click here.