Downtown Burlington Parking

Planning to drive downtown to visit the Marketplace? In downtown Burlington, three types of parking are available: garages, on-street parking, and off-street surface lots. Rates, directions, and details for parking in Burlington can be found at Park Burlington.

Parking Quick tips:

  • Paying for parking and extending your stay while on the go is easy with the ParkMobile App. Download the app to your smart device, and easily pay or extend your parking from your phone.
    • Garages are gateless and operate solely through ParkMobile.

  • Sundays and holidays are FREE at all City-owned parking facilities in the Downtown. This includes all on-street parking, the Marketplace Garage, and the Downtown Garage.

  • The Downtown Garage (formerly the College & Lakeview Garage) offers 2 hours FREE daily, but you must start a parking session on ParkMobile to check in.
  • Handicapped parking is free at all meters and municipal garages for 24 hours with the proper display of a placard or plate.

  • Overnight parking is allowed at the Downtown Garage for up to two weeks. 

While at be sure to check out the interactive map! It’s a great way to plan your trip to town, whether you’re going to the waterfront or Church Street. Just type in your destination, and immediately see what parking options are within a short walk.

Employees Park for Free

If you run a restaurant or retail business and employ service workers, they could be eligible for free employee parking at the Downtown Garage! Email for eligibility/availability.

Monthly Parking Permits

Monthly parking permits are available at the Downtown Garage and in some lots. There is typically plenty of availability at the Downtown Garage but long waiting lists for the lots. No monthly permits are available at the Marketplace Garage. Email for more information.

Customer Parking Validation

Do you want to pay for your customers’ parking? The City can offer a wide variety of validation styles based on your needs and your type of customers. Please contact, and we can work with you to set up the right validation for your needs.