Downtown Parking

Metered Parking Zones

The City of Boise offers short term on-street parking options in Downtown Boise. There are metered and non-metered zones maintained by parking services.

Meters can receive payment through coins or credit card, Downtown Boise Association gift cards or the Parkmobile App.


Parking Garages and Lots

Find information about ParkBOI parking garages and lots in downtown Boise.

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Parking Zones, Rates and Enforcement

Downtown metered parking is separated into 3 zones with the first 20 minutes FREE during enforcement hours. The rates and enforcement hours are as follows:

Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3

Enforcement Hours
M - F 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enforcement Hours
M - F 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enforcement Hours
M - F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays: Free

M - F $2 for the first hour, $3 for the second hour 
Saturday: $0.50 per hour
M - F $1.25 for the first hour, $2 for the second hour
Saturday: $0.50 per hour
$0.50 for the first and second hours, $1 for the 3rd and 4th hours (3rd and 4th hours available through Parkmobile App only)
2 hours max2 hours max4 hours max

Downtown Parking Map

Map provided for reference only. Please verify parking zone at the meter when parking.

Due to heightened demand for short term parking, some 4-hour meters are being converted to 2-hour meters. Looking for all-day parking? Multiple downtown parking permits are available in select areas.

Digital Parking Meter Pre-Pay Option

Friday Night/Saturday Morning
Prepay on Friday evenings after enforcement hours for the following morning, or on Saturday mornings before enforcement hours begin. You can use a credit card, coins or the Parkmobile app. The payment will be applied once enforcement hours begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The free 20 minutes is not available when pre-paying prior to enforcement hours. 

20 Minutes Free

Boise offers 20 minutes free per parking session on all metered parking spaces. To activate your free 20 minutes, simply press the button on the meter.

After pressing the free 20 minute button, you can pay for additional time (up to the maximum time posted for that meter). 

Only one free 20 minute session is allowed. Pushing the button again is considered refeeding the meter, which is illegal.

Non-Metered Parking Enforcement

Unless otherwise posted, parking regulations are enforced at all times. This includes time restricted parking (like loading zones and 1 or 2-hour parking) and any hazardous violations. Please refer to the Idaho Drivers Manual and Boise City Code for more information.

Accessible Parking

There are 67 accessible on-street parking spaces available in downtown Boise. They are indicated by a sign and blue paint on the curb.

Any vehicle displaying the accessible plate or placard may park in these spaces without regard to time limits.

Any vehicle displaying the accessible plate or placard may park in ANY legal space without regard to time limits or accessible space indications.

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Parking Fines

Tickets for expired meters, time zoned areas and accessible spot violations are as follows:

  • Expired Meter Violation: $22.00
  • Time Zone Violation: $28.00
  • Hazard Violation: $67.00
  • Accessible Violation: $168.50

A late fee of $15.00 will be added every six months that a fine goes unpaid.

Parking Tickets
Holiday Parking

Parking is free on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Parking Meter Receipt Request

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