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Parking Meters 

Time Limits

Metered parking spaces have varying time limits 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 their. Below is a list of they various time limits: 

► 15 - minute meter
​ 25 - minute meter
►   1 - hour meter
►   ​2 - hour meter
   3 - hour meter
►   ​5 - hour meter
► 10 - hour meter



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.

​Parking is free at metered spaces on Sundays City-wide.

Parking is free on Saturdays in specific areas Downtown and in the 3rd Ward, but may have time limits. Always read the posted parking sign to ensure you are in compliance. 

​Parking is free and unrestricted at metered spaces on the following holidays:
►  New Year's Day
►  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
►  Memorial Day
►  July 4th
►  Labor Day
►  Thanksgiving Day
►  Christmas Day


Report a Defective Meter Online


Defective LUKE Meter 

Defective Single Meter

Missing Space Marker


  • ​Call (414) 286-3486 to speak to the parking meter repair shop or to leave a message.  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.



Contact DPW

City of Milwaukee DPW
Room 620
Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

Phone Support:
Call (414) 286-CITY (2489)
Dial 911 in an emergency.