Parking Improvements Effective March 8, 2020
Learn about important changes to the parking system including citation increases, loading zone requirements, ADA time limits, and more.
Visitors & Customers
Convenient on-street parking is available north of the Capitol Campus and in downtown Olympia at 2, 3 and 9 hour meters. All meters accept coins and Pay by Phone. Newer model meters also accept credit/debit cards.
Meters are monitored Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You do not have to pay to park at the meters weeknights after 5 p.m., on weekends or City-recognized holidays.
Downtown Employees & Businesses
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 to see all available options.
Disabled Parking in Olympia
Vehicles with a properly displayed disabled placard or license plate may park free at any meter, timed zone or disabled stall in the City of Olympia (excludes leased and private lots). Vehicles must abide by all other parking regulations. RCW 46.19.050
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.
State Capitol Parking
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 only.
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.