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Parking Garages in Elizabeth, NJ

Parking around Elizabeth just got a whole lot easier! Please reference the lots listed below, as well as the cost for hourly rates in the city parking garages/lots and on-street meter parking. We want you to spend your time enjoying our city…not stressing, driving around looking for a place to park!

Lot #1 - J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage — 37 Caldwell Place

Lot #2 - 233 Commerce Place

Lot #5 - Midtown Garage — 30 West Grand Street

Lot #6 - 28-56 Jefferson Avenue (Corner of Jefferson & Dickinson)

Parking Rates per Hour

J. Christian Bollwage Parking Garage Lot #1 and Lot #6 daily rates are $2.00 first hour, $2.00 second hour/$1.00 each additional hour. A lost ticket fee is $20.00. See our Interactive Map/Lot Locator for information on operational hours per lot.

Midtown Garage Lot #5 daily rates are: Up to 1 hour: $3.00, up to 2 hours: $4.00, up to 10 hours: $10.00$1.00 an hour for each hour thereafter. A lost ticket fee is $20.00. See our Interactive Map/Lot Locator for information on operational hours per lot.

Parking Meter Rate

Parking Meters found throughout city streets and at various lots are $.25 per 10 minutes.

Metric Box Stations

Metric box stations found throughout the city streets and flat lot locations charge $1.50 per hour. Hourly limits are posted.


Passport Parking App

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Say hello to convenient parking with the Passport Parking app! No more digging for coins. This is how parking should be.

Pay, extend, and manage your parking session with just a few taps. It’s easy! Just park where you see Passport Parking app signs & decals, pay for your parking session from your phone, and be on your way.

What are the benefits of using Passport Parking?
● No coins, no problem:

○ Pay quickly and securely with your phone.
○ Forget refilling the meter in the rain or braving the cold.

● Stress-free parking:

○ Get alerts when your parking session is about to end.
○ Stop worrying about how much time is left on the meter.

● No need to rush:

○ Add time to your parking session directly from your phone.
○ Your plans change, your parking spot shouldn't. Simply extend your parking session via our app.

● Easy expenses:

○ Receive email receipts at the end of your parking session.
○ Expenses made easy, manage your parking history through the mobile app.

How do I pay for parking with Passport Parking?

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1. Download the Passport Parking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Create an account with your mobile phone number or email address.
3. Park anywhere you see Passport Parking app signs & decals.
4. Pay for your parking session from your phone.
5. Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay longer!

Alternatively, you can also access payment through your web browser at

Watch the explainer video below:

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Park. Pay. Be On Your Way.® with the Passport Parking app!

elizabeth-parking-authority-logo Visit the official Parking Authority of the City of Elizabeth for more detailed information

Please Note:

Bicycle Parking
The Elizabeth NJ Transit Train Station has a Bike Depot which will provide you with safe, secure, covered storage for your bike while you are at work or visiting downtown Elizabeth. The Bike Depot is located on the first floor of the Midtown Parking Garage, 30 West Grand Street, and is equipped with a card key access control system and a surveillance camera.  The Elizabeth Bike Depot also has a bike repair station. You must be a member to use the Bike Depot; monthly and annual memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you join, your key fob will be sent to you through the mail.

To join, please click here for English instructions.

Motorcycles are permitted on the first level of garages. 

Loss, Theft, and Damages
The Parking Authority of the City of Elizabeth is not responsible for loss, theft, or damages to vehicles or personal property at any of our parking facilities. Patrons are advised not to leave personal property such as cellular phones, radios, GPS, EZ Pass, cameras, clothes or other valuables in their vehicles.

Disability/Handicap Parking at Metered Spaces
State of NJ Division of Disability Services [.001W/00,1/7] states:

When parking at a metered space, a driver with a placard or handicapped license plate must put the appropriate amount of money in the meter. If the vehicle will occupy the space for more than the maximum amount that the meter holds, the driver must fill the meter to the maximum amount. All meters and / or meter boxes have maximum amounts posted on them. This will permit the vehicle to occupy the space for up to 24 hours, and no further payment will be required during that time. A municipality may require the vehicle to vacate the space after 24 hours.

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