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. Meters were first instituted with Ordinance #14414 on August 27, 1936.

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

Since meter rates are based on consumer demand, the City of Omaha Parking Division staff regularly monitor availability. Based on patterns, rates may be seasonally adjusted to maximize utilization and availability.

Meter hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays and holidays are still FREE.