Parking

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Parking is enforced from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clayton offers free parking on weekends and city holidays. 

Where Can I Park?

These maps provide locations of public garages, surface lots and on-street parking throughout the city. Several private garages also offer public parking for a fee. 

"Park Once" Zones

There are "Park Once" zones throughout Clayton Business District. In such zones, the maximum time limit shall be applied to all parking spaces. throughout the zone, meaning that a vehicle may not park within a "Park Once" zone for a longer period simply by moving the vehicle to a different parking space. After the initial parking, the vehicle would need to be gone for 2 hours before returning to the zone. 

How Can I Pay For On-Street Parking?

PassportParking App

PassportParking is an easy way to pay for parking using your mobile phone. No more quarters. No more running to the parking meters. In no time, you can park, pay and be on your way. Simply download the PassportParking app, park and pay. If you need more time, you can extend your parking session from anywhere using the app. You can also check to see how much time you have left in your session and get reminders 10 minutes before it expires. This app is available from Apple or Google Play by searching "PassportParking Mobile Pay." 

Meters & Pay Stations

If you prefer to not use the app, you can still pay through a pay station or meter (where they exist). To pay through a pay station, simply start your parking session, enter your license plate number, choose the amount of time you wish to park, and pay with card or cash. Even though a receipt doesn't print, your parking session begins once you complete these steps. To pay through a meter, simply insert coins into the meter for the amount of time you wish to park.

Please note that meters are intended for short-term use and re-feeding them is now allowed. Car tires are randomly chalked and checked in two hours. If the meter has been re-fed, an overtime ticket will be issued. 

How Much Does Parking Cost?

As of November 28, 2016:

To park on the street or in a public parking lot/garage, the cost is $1.50 per hour. In these locations, parking is free on weekends and city holidays. Rates at private parking garages vary. 

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