Raleigh Parking Decks Rate Changes Take Effect

Rates decrease for short-term Use, increase for full day

Beginning Oct.1, 2019, rates charged to park in most of the City’s nine parking decks will change to the following:

  • $1.50/hour, first four hours;
  • $2/hour after four hours to daily maximum;
  • Daily maximum: $14;
  • Special event parking: $10; and,
  • Lost ticket charge: $25.


Lowering the hourly rate from $2 to $1.50 for the first four hours is intended to encourage motorists to park in the decks, leaving more available on-street metered parking spaces for downtown visitors.

The proposed new rates were the result of previous parking studies and extensive community engagement. The Raleigh City Council approved the changes as part of the budget adoption process in June. Two parking decks, the Performing Arts deck and the Convention Center underground deck, will remain $3 per hour, up to a daily maximum of $15.

The new parking rates more closely align with other U.S. cities. A summary of fee changes, parking deck enchantments, and on-going parking updates can be found by visiting our parking page.

For more information contact Rob Murray, Transportation Communications, 919-996-3030.