Residents and visitors are on the move in Rochester, living, working, studying, vacationing and otherwise enjoying Rochester's history, diversity and opportunity. Most of them drive cars, trucks or motorcycles to get to their destinations.
The City's Bureau of Parking is committed to providing a positive experience for everyone who parks his or her vehicle in a City garage or lot or on city streets. We are proud to have knowledgeable staff who maintain our parking venues, answer questions about parking issues, enforce the traffic code, ensure fair hearings when concerns about parking tickets arise and maintain the technology that helps keep vehicles parking and moving safely.
Because we believe in continuous improvement, we value the comments and questions of our parking customers.
- For comments and questions about tickets, fines, booting, red light cameras and hearings, please call (585) 428-7484 or send an e-mail message to the Parking and Municipal Code Violations office.
- For questions about the City's parking garages, monthly parking, pay stations and parking meters, please call (585) 428-6925 or send an e-mail message to the Parking Administration office.
For details about the various parking functions, please choose one of the blue subheadings below.
We hope you enjoy everything that Rochester has to offer, including safe, affordable, convenient parking.
Review hearings for Mt. Read red-light tickets now available
On March 4, Mayor Thomas S. Richards announced the discovery of yellow light timing discrepancies in traffic signals at three intersections on Mt. Read Boulevard equipped with red-light photo enforcement cameras. These now-corrected discrepancies affect City-issued red-light tickets that have already been heard and/or paid. Check out details on the hearing process to see if a review hearing is right for you.
Overview of the Parking Bureau
The Bureau of Parking oversees on-street parking, downtown City-owned parking garages and parking lots, installation and maintenance of parking meters, collection of parking meter revenue, and activity of parking enforcement officers. The Bureau also oversees hearings for and collections of fines for parking infractions and municipal code violations.
Garages and Lots
Read more about Garages and Lots.
Convenient parking downtown is available through the City's parking garages and lots. Monthly parking is an option for those who are downtown on a regular basis. Parking is available near a variety of offices and popular venues.
Read more about On-Street Parking.
Rochester’s parking regulations are designed to promote traffic flow, pedestrian safety, and availability of parking spaces on city streets. A variety of street signs placed along city streets indicate the parking regulations that apply. In addition to signs, parking meters are in place to provide on-street parking to as many vehicles as possible. This promotes turnover that is necessary for businesses to survive.
Read more about Parking Tickets.
Parking tickets are issued for violations of parking regulations, The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for any tickets received on their vehicle and has thirty days from the date of issue to pay the ticket without the additional fees. Tickets can be contested in a hearing at 42 South Avenue.
The City has recently instituted a booting program as part of the ticketing process. A car owner is eligible for booting if he or she has three unpaid parking tickets at least ninety days old that are in collection.
Municipal Code Violations
Read more about Municipal Code Violations.
Rochester’s municipal code helps maintain the safety and attractiveness of buildings and properties in the city. When municipal code violation tickets are issued, they can be paid or contested in the same way as parking tickets.
Read more about our Downtown Bike Locker Program and go green by biking when you visit or work downtown.
Read more about our Corn Hill Parking Program for residents of this unique and historic neighborhood.