Throughout downtown, metered parking spots provide quick access to businesses, dining and entertainment options.
Whether you are stopping to meet friends, picking up groceries or buying tickets to an upcoming show, meters are available for ease of convenient, short-term parking. The City of Omaha operates metered parking spots on nearly every block in downtown Omaha.
Meter hours of operation are Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays and holidays are still FREE. Meters are NOT enforced on the following City Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Meter Holidays fall on the exact date of the Holiday rather than the observed day. For example, if New Years Day falls on a Sunday but is observed on the following Monday, meters will be active (require payment) on that Monday. Meters are active on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve.
Parkers can download the Park Omaha app, create an account and use it to pay for parking at any meter in Omaha. Simply enter your phone number, the meter number (located on the meter) and the amount of time you need for that spot. Watch a quick video for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Park Omaha app.
Time limits on meters vary from 2-hour, 3-hour, 4-hour and 10-hour options. Meters are clearly marked with time limit signs. Please view and observe posted time restrictions. You also can use your desktop computer to pay for metered parking and manage your account at omaha.ppprk.com/park
Meter rates differ depending on the time limit. The different rates are as follows:
- 1-Hour, 2-Hour, and 3-Hour meters: $1.25/hour
- 4-Hour meters: $0.75/hour
- 10-Hour meters: $0.25/hour, except for the ones along the Gene Leahy Mall on Farnam St. and Douglas St. which are $0.50/hour
Since meter rates are based on consumer demand, the City of Omaha Parking Division staff regularly monitors availability. Based on patterns, rates may be seasonally adjusted to maximize utilization and availability.
Vehicles with a valid handicap license plate or placard may park at any meter for free as long as the parker abides by the posted time limit. For example, if parked at a 2-hour meter, the parker will not be required to pay the hourly rate, but must move their car at the end of their 2 hours in compliance with the City ordinance.