Newark Parking

The Parking Division is responsible for the management, maintenance, and enforcement of municipal off-street parking facilities and municipal on-street parking spaces, as well as coordinating services for the downtown area. The City’s Parking Ambassadors focus on improving customer service and promoting Newark as a friendly and inviting place to visit and live.

Note: Lot 5 parking permits are currently unavailable. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Division Responsibilities

The City of Newark Parking Division is responsible for all municipal parking within the City limits:

  • On-street parking meters
  • Off-street hourly parking lots (Lots 1, 3 and 4 – 577 spaces)
  • Long-term parking lots (Lots 2 and 5 – 151 spaces)
    • Permits are currently unavailable
  • Residential parking permitting and enforcement
  • Maintenance of on-street meters and off-street lots

Parking Tickets

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On-Street Meter Hours

DaysHours
Monday - Saturday8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. - No Charge

No Parking daily 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

No Parking in loading zones 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

No charge for parking on City/Federal holidays.

On-Street Meter Rates

HoursRates
All, Monday to Sunday$1.25 per hour - Quarters and All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Maximum time limits are listed on all meters.

Off-Street Hourly Parking Lots

Off-Street Parking Hours

Parking LotHours
Municipal Lot 124 hours/7 days a week
Municipal Lot 2

Permit Parking Only from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Public Parking from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday-Friday

Public Parking All Day Saturday through Sunday

Municipal Lot 3
24 hours/7 days a week
Municipal Lot 4
24 hours/7 days a week
Municipal Lot 6
24 hours/7 days a week

No charge for parking Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and City/Federal Holidays.
Off-Street Hourly Parking Rates

HoursRates
All$0.50 per 30 minutes - Cash/Quarters, Validations and All Major Credit Cards Accepted

Long-Term Parking Lots

Parking LotAvailability
Municipal Lot 2
Note: Lot 2 parking permits are currently unavailable. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Municipal Lot 5Note: Lot 5 parking permits are currently unavailable. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Downtown parking is provided at no charge on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Good Friday/Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Newark Community Day
  • Halloween Parade
  • Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Small Business Saturday
  • Christmas Holiday

University of Delaware Parking

  • Hourly parking is available at University of Delaware Trabant Parking Garage.
  • Night/Weekend permits are valid in non-restricted lots on campus after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Lots close to Main Street that the Night/Weekend permit can be used for include Lot 53 Pearson Hall and Lot 20 Old College/Carpenter Sports Building Lot.
  • Visit the University of Delaware Parking Services Webpage for more information.