Downtown Permit Parking

Permit Parking Downtown

Contact the Public Works Department/Parking Office at 217- 403-4700 or for current permit availability.

Permit Sales

Permits are sold at the Parking Programs Office located at 702 Edgebrook Drive between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The following is needed at the time of sale:

  • Photo ID
  • Valid, current Vehicle Registration Card for each vehicle that will be on the permit agreement
  • Payment methods: Cash, Check, Credit or Debit (VISA, MasterCard & Discover), or Money Order
  • Proof of Residency, if required. See each permit type listed below for the requirements and examples of accepted proof of residency.

All Downtown permits are sold for either six month or one year terms. Permits may be returned for a pro-rated refund of the unused portion less a 10% administrative fee. Permits are non-transferable.

Go Pass

The Go Pass makes parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck fast, easy and convenient for people who visit Downtown often.

Step 1: Purchase a Go Pass at the Parking Programs Office located at 702 Edgebrook Drive, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Set up a credit card account at the office.

Step 2: Entering the deck. The gates to the Deck will automatically raise when a vehicle with a Go Pass approaches. There is no need to stop and take a ticket. The Go Pass works at all entrance and exit lanes. Go Pass customers can park on Levels 1 – 3.

Step 3: Exiting the deck: As with entry, the gates will automatically raise as a vehicle with a Go Pass approaches. The time parked in the deck will be automatically calculated and the fee charged directly to the customer’s credit card. There is no need to stop at the gate or booth and submit payment.

Hill Street Parking Deck Permits

Daytime, Residential, and 24/7 Premium Reserved permit parking options. Also information on overnight parking in the deck.

Parking Lot Permits

Daytime and 24/7 Reserved permit parking options.

On-Street Meter Permits

Permits for metered spaces. Valid 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday only.


Car-sharing is available as an alternative to permit parking.

East Park Street Residential Permit Parking

Permits for residents and visitors in the East Park Street Area. Information on Special Event and Service Vehicle Parking.