The Parking Division of the Iowa City Transportation Services Department oversees the operation of parking garages, parking lots, and on-street (metered) parking. Parking Services enforces parking regulation in the central business district, while the Police Department enforces parking regulations in residential areas.

Recognizing that there is a high demand for parking in downtown Iowa City, Parking Services promotes turnover of on-street (metered) parking spaces in the core of the downtown. Customers with longer-term needs are encouraged to use the garages or on streets in outlying areas.

For more information on City parking regulations please see Title 9 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic in the City Code.

City changing from PassportParking to ParkMobile beginning 

The City of Iowa City will be switching mobile parking payment vendors from Passport Parking to ParkMobile. This move comes after the University of Iowa switched its mobile parking vendor to ParkMobile.

The City will switch parking meters from Passport to ParkMobile blocks at a time beginning in mid-September, so be sure to download the ParkMobile app to your smartphone as soon as possible. Meters switched to ParkMobile will be clearly marked.

Links to download the app:

Google Play

Apple Store

Bike lockers are available for rent at the Court Street Transportation Center. 

Rental fees:

  • Three-month rental: $20
  • Six-month rental: $35
  • 12-month rental: $60

The Court Street Transportation Center is located just south of Burlington Street on Dubuque Street. Call 319-356-5151 for more information. 


Parking and transportation Services
335 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA
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7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday