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Downtown Parking

Downtown Parking Made Easy. Review the Downtown Parking Guide and map to find convenient parking Downtown. All City-owned parking facilities provide FREE overnight parking, but you must move your vehicle before 8 a.m. the next morning to avoid a daily charge.

The 2012 Parking System Evaluation (PDF) was conducted to evaluate current Downtown parking occupancy and demand for future facilities and an organizational analysis of parking functions for the City.

Visiting or Shopping Downtown
Visiting Downtown? There is plenty of parking in Downtown Fargo and it is free on all streets. Time Zones are enforced to promote parking turnover and provide customers curbside parking near their designation.

To prevent the Car Parking Shuffle, the Re-Parking is enforced to deter employees from parking in prime customer parking spaces beyond the time limit.

Living Downtown
The Downtown Residential Parking Permit Program (DRP3) gives downtown residents some flexibility in on-street parking.

There are Overnight Parking restrictions in place to allow for street maintenance. The city-owned surface lots are available for free overnight parking from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Working Downtown
The City owns 11 parking facilities including 3 parking ramps and 8 surface lots. All are available for monthly permit parking. Please contact Interstate Parking Company (701-235-1618) to learn more. Parking downtown is available on a monthly contract basis but another great option is the MAT Park & Ride program.

If you have a construction project in the Downtown area or provide services to Downtown businesses or buildings, construction permits and service vehicle permits are available.

Parking Commission
The Parking Commission's mission is to "manage, provide, promote and maintain safe, convenient, accessible, attractive and reasonably priced parking facilities that will meet the need of downtown businesses, employers, residents, students and visitors". The Fargo parking Commission meets the last Friday of each month at 8 a.m. in the City Commission Room, City Hall, located at 200 3rd St. N. in Fargo.


Riverfront Designs

Learn more about downtown riverfront designs and parking solutions created by NDSU's 5th year architecture students.

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