Smart meters are currently being installed in locations with multi-space Luke meters. These meters service up to 2 parking spaces and utilize coin or credit card payments at the meter, in addition to payments made with the MKE Park App.
Meter Hoods (Bags)
Occasionally meters can be covered by two types of cloth bags, red no parking hoods or plain hoods with no markings. When a hood marked "No Parking" is covering a meter, parking is not permitted at that location regardless of the parking regulations that may generally apply to that area. When a plain hood is covering the meter, parking is permitted at that location and the meter does not need to be plugged, however, the applicable parking regulations for that location contained on any parking signs (such as two hour limits or "temporary no parking" during certain hours) still apply.
Meter hoods are used in a variety of circumstances where temporary parking regulations are needed such as special events and construction activity, charges may apply.
Special Event Meter Hooding Application or call 414-286-3329
Construction Activity Meter Hooding Application or call 414-286-8208
Metered parking spaces have varying time limits (15 minutes - 10 hours) depending on where they are located within the City. Therefore, it is important to read the parking signage adjacent to the metered space to determine how long you may park there.
Rates vary from $0.50/hour to $1.50/hour depending upon location. Always read the information on the meter or payment center to ensure you don't run out of time.
No payment required on Saturdays in some areas Downtown and in the 3rd Ward, however parking restrictions do apply. Always read the posted parking sign to ensure you are in compliance.
No payment required nor any restrictions are enforced at metered space on Sundays and on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
City of Milwaukee Mobile Parking Payment App
Accepted at all parking meters
Report a Defective Meter Online
Defective LUKE Meter
Defective Single Meter
- Call (414) 286-CITY (2489) to report a broken meter to the parking meter repair shop. Please indicate the defective meter number, description of problem and approximate location.
- If the meter is defective and a parking citation is issued, the citation may be released if the claim can be substantiated by the City. To dispute a parking citation call the Violations Bureau at (414) 344-0840.