Downtown Parking

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.  Before leaving your car, check the posted signs for time limit information.

Downtown Parking Map

New Smart Parking Meters Being Installed in Downtown Riverside

The City installed 79 new smart parking pay stations, also referred to as smart meters or meter kiosks. These new pay stations offer Contactless Payments using Apple and Google Pay; and via th e Park Mobile application in addition to the traditional cash and credit card options.

The programming project was finalized on the week of February 16, 2021 and warnings have been issued to vehicles to remind everyone paid parking has resumed. In addition, message boards have been deployed to notify drivers that parking enforcement has been reinstated in all metered spaces.

The rates remain the same as shown below. In the near future, the remaining single head meters for individual parking spaces will also be replaced with the same type of smart parking pay stations.

More information will be posted as the project develops.

Who can I contact for more information?
As with all projects like this, there will be changes along the way. However, you are encouraged to check the City’s Parking website for the most up to date information.

For additional information, you may contact the City’s parking operator Republic Parking at (951) 682 3167. Curbside metered parking is available throughout Downtown Riverside.

Meter Times: Justice Center is Monday through Friday 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. |
Other Downtown Areas are Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Free Parking: Weekends, Holidays, and After 5:00 P.M. Daily

Downtown Paystation Brochure

Downtown Metered Area

  • $1.50 per hour

RCOE Metered Area

  • $1.50 per hour

Justice Center Metered Area

  • $2.00 per hour

Lots & Garages

Free Parking

  • Garages - First 90 minutes FREE
  • Garages - After 5 P.M. Monday – Wednesday, 5 P.M. – 9 P.M. Thursday – Saturday. (You must enter garage after 5:00 P.M. and before 9 P.M.), Sundays all days.
  • Lots and meters after 5 P.M every day.

Parking Garage Fees


  • First 90 minutes FREE
  • $1.00 each additional 30 minutes after 90 minutes
  • $8.00 daily maximum
  • $5.00 Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 P.M – 3 A.M.


    Garages 1 – 2 – 4 – 6

    • Monthly Reserved Permit Spaces - $135.00 per month
    • Monthly Unreserved Permit Spaces - $ 70.00 per month

    Garage 3

    • Monthly Reserved Permit Spaces - $135.00 per month
    • Monthly Unreserved Permit Spaces - $ 80.00 per month

    Garage 7

    • Monthly Reserved Permit Spaces - $135.00 per month
    • Monthly Unreserved Permit Spaces - $60.00 per month

Parking Lot Fees


  • $1.50 - $2.00 per hour depending on location. No time limit.  Please refer to pay station rates at location.


    Surface Lots

    • Monthly Reserved Permit Spaces - $135.00 per month
    • Monthly Unreserved Permit Spaces - $50.00 per month

Monthly Parking Permits can be purchased through:

Republic Parking System
3750 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 682-3167

Office hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday

Fox Theater Events

  • A flat fee of $5.00 upon entry is used during live events at the Fox Performing Arts Center occurring after 5pm on weekdays and anytime on weekends and holidays.

Festival of Lights

  • A flat fee of $10.00 upon entry and $5.00 pre-paid online is used for the Festival of Lights event on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.