Downtown Parking

Hours and Rates

Downtown Charlevoix offers metered parking and pay station parking. Parking meters line Bridge Street from Antrim Street to Park Avenue. Metered parking has a maximum time limit of 2 hours. Pay station parking is offered in the Acacia Lot on Bridge Park Drive. Pay station parking has a maximum time limit of 3 hours. Please reference parking rate table below. 

Parking meters and pay stations can be paid by credit/debit card, coin, and ParkMobile (see below for more information on ParkMobile). Free 2-hour parking is available in non-metered parking spots on the first block of Park Avenue, Clinton Street, Mason Street and Antrim Street. Free city lot parking is available behind the Bridge Street stores and restaurants. Handicap parking is free, however handicap vehicles still need to abide by the 2-hour parking limit at parking meters and 3-hour parking limit in the paid parking lot. 

Parking is enforced Monday - Saturday from 8:00am - 8:00pm by the Charlevoix City Police Department annually between May 1st and October 31st. The fee for parking violations is $10.00. If the parking  violation is not paid within 72 hours, the fee will increase to $30.00.

May 1st - June 30th$1.50 per hour
July 1st - August 15th$2.00 per hour
August 16th - October 31st$1.50 per hour

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Snow Ordinance

Annually effective December 1st until April 1st, vehicles shall not park on City streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Cars/trailers are asked to be off the streets and City parking lots to permit the removal of snow and ice from City streets. If you park on the streets, your car may be ticketed.

Charlevoix City Code, Title VII, Chapter 70.04 Excerpt from Uniform Traffic Code for Cities, Townships and Villages, Section 8.25 is amended to state: Section 8.25. All night parking. Unless otherwise marked, the following standards apply between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Sundays through Saturdays, annually, from December 1 to the following April 1, on-street parking for vehicles, trailers, equipment, etc. shall only be permitted on all public streets within the city only as follows:

  1. Odd-numbered dates. On all odd-numbered dates, all vehicles shall be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street. The "odd-numbered side of the street" shall mean the side of the public street that is adjacent to properties that are designated by odd-numbered addresses. 
  2. Even-numbered dates. On all even-numbered dates, all vehicles shall be parked on the even-numbered side of the street. The "even-numbered side of the street" shall mean the side of the public street that is adjacent to the properties that are designated by even-numbered addresses. 

Overnight parking is not allowed on the following streets at any time: 

  • Belvedere Avenue
  • Ferry Avenue
  • Burns Street from Petoskey Avenue to Division Street
  • West Carpenter Street
  • Division Street
  • West Garfield Avenue from Bridge Street to Grant Street
  • Grant Street
  • West Hurlbut Avenue between Bridge Street and State Street
  • May Street between East Carpenter Avenue  and East Garfield Avenue
  • East Garfield Avenue between Bridge Street and May Street
  • Meech Street
  • Michigan Avenue between Division Street and Petoskey Avenue 
  • State Street

Diagram of city streets where overnight parking is not allowed (highlighted in yellow)

Diagram of downtown Business District where overnight parking is not allowed (highlighted in blue)

Overnight parking in designated city lots may be allowed by permit only. Residents with a parking permit may park overnight in marked areas in the Dewitt lot; the Central lot; and the Kusina lot. Otherwise the maximum time for parking in city lots shall be 24 hours.

Please review the finalized Snow Ordinance attached below.

City of Charlevoix Ordinance No. 827 or 2021 Section 1. Title VII, Chapter 70.04, Section (X) 8.25