Parking and Parking Permits

Park in Royal OakDid you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

Here's a guide to finding a parking space that is just right for you!

Free options

Sunday & Civic Holidays:
FREE throughout downtown

parking structures
Mon - Sat
before 5pm; first 2 hours are FREE

on-street and surface parking lots
Mon - Sat
FREE until 11am

Farmers' Market
FREE during regular hours at the Royal Oak Farmers' Market, located at 316 E 11 Mile Rd., in the surface lots directly adjacent to the market.

Need a map?

Check the following on-street and off-street parking maps for additional information:

Downtown Off-street Parking Map (Parking Structures and Lots)

Downtown On-street Parking Map (Street Metered Parking)

 

What to do if you get a parking ticket

Should you find a ticket on your windshield, credit card payments can be made online at Government Payment Services, Inc or here for Mobile Users, or by calling 1-888-604-7888. You will need to provide the following:

  • The 44th District Court 4-digit Pay Location Code # (3031)
  • Your ticket or case number
  • The amount owed

Parking structures and permits

parking structure at S. Center St. at W. 3rd St. 
Mon - Sat: before 5pm; first 2 hours are FREE. 50 cents an hour thereafter.
Mon - Sat: after 5pm; flat rate of $5
Sunday: FREE

parking structure at S. Lafayette Ave. at W. 6th St.
Mon - Sat: before 5pm; first 2 hours are FREE. 50 cents an hour thereafter.
Mon - Sat: after 5pm; flat rate of $3
Sunday: FREE

parking structure at S. Lafayette Ave. at W. 4th St.
Mon - Sat: before 5pm; permit only (see below)
Mon - Sat: after 5pm; flat rate of $5
Sunday: FREE

Parking permit / cards are available through ParkRite. 
P 313-965-PARK (7275) 
royaloak@parkriteinc.com 
Wparkriteinc.com/royal-oak.html

 

Metered parking

Metered parking on the street & within surface parking lots is always FREE until 11am Monday - Saturday, all day Sunday & all day during civic holidays.

7 metered surface parking lots in the downtown offer parking from 30 minutes to 12 hours. Prices vary depending upon location (see the on-street parking lot below).

Parking permit tags are available at the Treasurer’s Office in City Hall; P (248) 246-3140, hours: Mon - Thur, 8am - 4:30pm; Fridays, 8am - Noon.

Check the following on-street and off-street parking maps for additional information:

 

Amtrak parking

(Not available during Arts, Beats & Eats Festival-Labor Day Weekend Friday-Monday)

A section of meters in the Sherman Dr. parking lot (across the street from the bus station) has been designated for those people riding the Amtrak train. A special Amtrak parking pass can be purchased from either the Treasurer’s Office at City Hall or the SMART bus station at a cost of $5.00 per day. Sundays & Civic Holidays are FREE.

Permits may also be purchased at the kiosk in the Sherman lot adjacent to the train station.

For Additional Information
City Treasurer's Office
P (248) 246-3140
Mon - Thurs: 8am-4:30pm & Friday 8am-Noon

 

Royal Oak SMART Transit Center


202 Sherman Drive, Royal Oak
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon
Phone: (866) 962-5515
http://www.smartbus.org

Pay Parking and Traffic Tickets

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