Parking in Olympia
We use a combination of meters, timed zones and monthly leased parking lots to manage on street parking in and around downtown Olympia.
Where Do I Park?
Disabled Parking in Olympia
The City honors valid disabled parking placards and license plates by offering free parking with no time limits at metered and timed spaces in the City, as well as any marked disabled parking stalls.
The fine for parking in or blocking access to a disabled parking stall without a valid and properly displayed placard is $450.
Metered areas, timed zones and City-owned leased parking lots are enforced Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Parking is FREE weekdays after 5:00pm as well as on weekends and City-recognized holidays.
Free time - all the time! Your first 15 minutes are always FREE at any 2, 3 or 9 Hour meter!
How to get your 15 free minutes
2 Hour Meters: Push any button before inserting payment (meter must be flashing 0.00)
3 or 9 Hour Meters: Push the red or silver button before inserting payment (meter must be flashing 0:00)
Got a ticket? You can pay your fine online, or one of several other convenient ways. You may also choose to appeal the citation. Only the Olympia Municipal Court Judge has the authority to reduce a fine or dismiss a citation. Learn more...
Live here? Most neighborhoods in and near downtown Olympia have timed or metered on-street parking. If you live in one of these neighborhoods, you may register your personal vehicle for parking on the street. Learn more...
Permits / Leased Lots
Work here? We offer a variety of permits for those who work, do business or offer services in and around downtown. From day-use construction permits to monthly leased parking for employees, we make it easy for you to get the job done. Learn more...
Be informed, Be ticket-free! In addition to the standard expired meter and overtime tickets, the City writes citations for more serious restricted parking violations. These infractions affect public safety and carry significantly higher fines. Learn more...
Parking Meter Token Program
A new way to thank your customers! The Parking Meter Token Program provides a means for downtown businesses to offer 1 hour of 'free' parking to their customers by purchasing free parking tokens at a 50% discount. Learn more...
Contact Parking Services at 360.753.8017 or firstname.lastname@example.org