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On-street parking

The City of Rochester Bureau of Parking oversees the installation, use and repair of mechanical parking meters and electronic pay stations on City streets.  To report a problem with a meter or pay station, call 311 (outside city limits, call 585-428-5990) or use the 311 online portal.

Hours and rates for parking meters and pay stations 

Parking meters are in service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Pay This Much$0.05$0.10$0.25$0.50$1.00$2.00$20.00
Get this many Minutes238153060All Day

Parking is free at all meters at all other times including weekends and legal holidays*. During special events such as parades, festivals, or fireworks, or during street construction, meters may be bagged to prohibit parking.

Legal holidays

 New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

Request installation or removal of a parking meter or pay station

Call the City’s Traffic Control Board at 585-428-6695.  There are no fees associated with this service.

Request bagging a parking meter

There is a $20 per space per day fee for meter bagging. Before calling to have a meter bagged, please read our Meter Bagging Policy.

Request bagging of a parking meter. 

To report a broken or inoperable parking meter, call 311 (outside city limits, call 585-428-5990) or request this service online. We will need to know the address where the meter is located as well as the parking meter number, which can be found stamped on both sides of the meter.