City of Joliet Downtown Parking
(See attached map for a color coded key for parking fees per location)
The City of Joliet currently has five daily Commuter Parking Lots near Union Station. The rate at each of these lots is $1/day. The electronic pay stations located at each lot accept cash, coin and credit cards. The majority of the lots are a *Pay & Go type system -- you simply enter your parking space number, pay your dollar and head to the train.
Lot Name | Number of Spaces
New Street Lot | 180 |
York Street Lot | 124 |
Washington Street & Lot | 91 |
Rock Island Lot | 79 |
Union Station Lot | 89 | (Pay & Display. Pay at the pay station and place your receipt on your dash.) Chicago/Marion Street Lot | 398 | (Gated lot, pull ticket, pay before exiting or utilize a proximity card.)
Chicago/Marion Street Lot Proximity Cards
The pre-paid parking proximity card can be purchased at the City of Joliet Collector’s Office, 150 W. Jefferson Street, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, or residents can fill in and print out this downloadable form to complete the transaction by mail for an additional $5.00 mailing fee. Cards may be obtained with a $10 deposit and an additional $10 in pre-loaded parking fees. Once activated, the pre-paid proximity card can be waved in front of the designated sensor at the parking lot’s entry/exit terminals to raise the gates. The cash value on the pre-paid proximity card is automatically deducted at a rate of a $1.00/day when exiting the new lot. Credit can be reloaded onto the pre-paid proximity card at the parking lot’s pay station with cash or credit card.
The pre-paid proximity card and entrance into the parking lot will not guarantee a parking space. There will be a free 15 minute grace period upon entrance to allow exit if the parking lot is full.
Overnight Parking - (Chicago/Marion St. Parking Lot, number 10 on Parking Map)
If you need to park your vehicle overnight, you can utilize the Chicago/ Marion St. Parking Lot. Simply hold on to the ticket that is issued to you as you enter the lot until you return from your trip. Insert that ticket into one of the walk-up pay stations located in the northeast corner of the lot. You will be charged $1/day and the machines take cash or credit card. Take that paid ticket and insert it into the machine at the exit and the gate will open. You can also pay at the exit with credit card only.
City Center Parking
The hours of operation of the parking decks are 6:00am – 7:00pm Monday-Friday.
The parking decks are FREE on Saturday and Sundays.
The rate for both parking decks is $0.50/ hour. CASH ONLY.
Special Event parking is a flat rate of $3.
Ottawa Street Parking Deck: 110 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL
Scott Street Parking Deck: 11 E. Clinton St., Joliet, IL
Metered On-Street Parking
The City of Joliet has approximately 590 metered on-street parking spaces.
The hours of enforcement are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm. The parking meters are FREE on Sundays and after 5:00pm daily.
Rates: “Zone A” is $1/hour. “Zone B” is $0.50/hour. COIN ONLY.
Locations: “Zone A” includes the area of Cass Street / Route 30 and north of Washington Street railroad tracks between Joliet Street and Mayor Art Schultz Drive.
“Zone B” includes the area south of Jackson Street and north of Cass Street, between Joliet and Scott Street; as well as, the area south of Cass Street and north of Jefferson Street between N. Eastern Avenue and Mayor Art Schultz Drive.
Pay and Display Parking Lots
The hours of enforcement are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm. The “pay and display” lots are FREE on Sundays and after 5:00pm daily.
The rate in these lots is $1/hour.
The electronic pay stations located at each lot accept cash, coin and credit cards. Pay at the pay station and place your receipt on you dash.
Locations: The Barrett’s Lot is located south of Van Buren Street and north of Jefferson Street between Joliet Street and Ottawa Street.
The Union Station Lot* is located directly west of Joliet’s Union Station, south of Jefferson St., north of Washington St. between Scott St. and the Will County Court House.
* During the current construction phase of the Transportation Center the Union Station Lot has been converted to a $1/day lot until further notice.
Riverwall Parking Lot
The Riverwall Parking Lot is a quarterly parking lot located north of Cass Street along the river.
Parking Lot violations: $30; Meter/ Pay and Display violations: $10; Fire Hydrant/ Fire Lane violations: $75
If you have any questions or problems, please call the Parking Superintendent at 815-724-4200