Parking Services

 

Twelve Days of Free Holiday Parking Dec 12 - 24, 2014

Decorated parking metersCome downtown Olympia to shop for the holidays! December 12 - 24 parking is FREE at all 2- and 3- hour meters (the purple and green domed ones.) Time limits will still be enforced to encourage turnover so many people can have a chance to park and shop! 9-hour meters (gray domed ones) are not part of the free program.

Parking in Olympia

Friendly parking officerParking is available at metered and timed on-street spaces and in leased lots owned by the City. The privately owned Diamond Parking also has several lots in downtown Olympia for daily and leased parking. Several businesses offer adjacent parking lots for the convenience of their customers.

Free time - all the time!

Your first 15 minutes are always FREE at any 2, 3 or 9 Hour meter!

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)


Residents must register for a Residential Permit to avoid being ticketedWhere Do I Park...


View the Downtown Parking Map

Visitor or Customer
Convenient on-street parking is available north of the Capitol Campus and in downtown Olympia at 2, 3 and 9 hour meters. 2 hour meters accept coins and credit cards. 3 and 9 hour meters, which are older models, accept coins and Smart Cards you can purchase at City Hall.

Meters are monitored Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You do not have to pay to park at the meters weeknights after 5:00pm, on weekends or City-recognized holidays.

Downtown Employee or Business
We offer a variety of permits for those who work, do business or offer services in and around downtown. Visit our Permits/Leased Lots page for more information.

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.

Visit the State of Washington website for a map of visitor parking areas on the Capitol Campus.

The City offers convenient on-street parking north of the Capitol Campus and in downtown Olympia at 2, 3 and 9 hour meters. 2 hour meters accept coins and credit cards. 3 and 9 hour meters, which are older models, accept coins and Smart Cards you can purchase at City Hall.

Meters are monitored Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You do not have to pay to park at the meters weeknights after 5:00pm, on weekends or City-recognized holidays.

View the Residential Parking Map

We offer a residential permit for $10 per year per vehicle. Restrictions apply on the number of vehicles that may be registered per address, depending on the zone you live in. Visit our Residential Parking page for more information. 


Pay your parking ticket one of four convenient ways!Ticket Information

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...

 


South Capital NeighborhoodResidential Parking

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...

 


Business owner in the Downtown Employee leased lotPermits / 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...

 


Parking in a yellow zone is prohibitedRestricted Parking

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 tokensParking 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...

 


Questions?

Contact Parking Services at 360.753.8017 or parkingservices@ci.olympia.wa.us