Downtown Parking

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With the warmer weather and the addition of many great merchants, stores and restaurants downtown Burlington is seeing an increase of activity!  This is a great for our community and our beautiful historic downtown.  This is also a great time to remind the community about parking in downtown.  There are convenient free long-term parking- lots right in the downtown core. There also many short term parking spaces located along the street that are designed for downtown visitors and short-term parkers.  Keep your eyes open and make sure you know what spot you are parking in.  

The Burlington Police department will be monitoring the parking in downtown over the coming weeks and helping in the education of the community through warning notices. This is a good problem to have in a community and we are thankful of our residents and visitors for making sure they are parked in the correct spot and not blocking any driveways. For full traffic and parking ordinances.

We would like to remind everyone:

  • Please abide by the 2 hour on street  parking
  • For long term (all day) parking use the FREE public all day parking spots in Lot 1,2,3 and 8. 
  • Vehicles cannot be parked to block driveways or service drives

 In March of 2013, the Burlington City Council voted to approve some strategic modifications to downtown parking regulations and enforcement. These changes were recommended by city staff as a result of the Downtown Parking Plan completed in November of 2012. The goal of the regulation adjustments and increased enforcement is to transition long-term parkers into the city’s lots, making on-street parking more readily available to downtown visitors and short-term parkers.  

With questions about Downtown Parking or Parking Tickets, please contact the Burlington Police Department at 229-3503.

  • Downtown parking regulations will be enforced from 8am-5pm Mondays through Fridays. 
  • Drivers found illegally using ADA (Handicapped) placards could receive state citations resulting in a fine of up to $250. 
  • Enforcement efforts will focus on blocks with the greatest turnover issues. 
  • Enforcement will begin in 2-hour parking spots located in city lots.  

  • In addition to the changes listed above, the City has converted a total of 92 spaces in city lots #1 (between Webb Avenue and Front Street adjacent to Occasions Restaurant ) and #2 (beside the Historic Train Depot) to all-day parking spaces. 
  • Lighting will be added and vegetation maintenance will increase visibility in city lot #1. 
  • The City also plans to conduct a biennial review of parking occupancy and turnover to ensure that enough parking remains available in downtown. 
If you live or work in downtown, please do your part to help downtown flourish by taking advantage of the ample, free, all-day parking available in city parking lots. By utilizing the off-street parking lots, on-street parking is made available to those visiting and doing business in downtown. 

Click the image below for an overview of Downtown Parking Lots
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LOT 1 MAP       LOT 2 MAP        LOT 3 MAP         LOT 4 MAP         LOT 5 MAP        LOT 6 MAP        LOT 7 MAP        LOT 8 MAP   

                  Additional Downtown Parking Resources  
Parking Plan (Approved 11/19/12)
Maps of Municipal Parking Lots and Spaces (Effective 7/1/13)
Rental Parking Application  (call 222-5120 for additional information)
Traffic Ordinance (Article VII on Parking)
Burlington Downtown Corporation