City of Annapolis, Maryland (MD) Parking Guide

Hours: Monday — Friday, 8 AM — 4 PM

Two Garages Will Be Free During Annapolis Recovery Zone Festivities

**UPDATE 2/1/2021 – These programs are no longer in effect.**

In June, the City of Annapolis launched a trial of Recovery Districts and Zones so that restaurants and retail establishments could utilize closed streets and cordoned-off parking spaces for diners and shoppers to practice physical distancing while enjoying activities out-of-doors in the city.

Starting Friday, June 12, the Recovery Zones will be held on a scheduled basis and will include free parking at Gott’s Court Garage and Noah Hillman Garage during select times.

Free Garage Parking:

Gott’s Court Garage will be free Wednesday to Sunday from 4 pm to Midnight when the Inner West Street Recovery Zone is open. Visitors must exit by Midnight for parking to be free. Simply take a ticket at the entrance gate. The exit gate will be open.

Hillman Garage will be free when the Upper Main Street Recovery Zone is open:
Thursday & Friday from 4 pm to Midnight
Saturday from 12 pm to Midnight
Sunday from 10 am to Midnight.

Visitors must exit by Midnight for parking to be free. Simply take a ticket at the entrance gate. The exit gate will be open. Below is a schedule of Recovery Zone openings in downtown Annapolis.

For more details about the City’s Recovery Zone Initiative visit www.annapolis.gov.

Parking Changes to Assist Downtown Businesses & Employees

**UPDATE 2/1/2021 – These programs are no longer in effect.**

Mayor Gavin Buckley has announced initiatives designed to help relieve some of the pressures downtown businesses, and their owners and employees, are facing during the closure to the general public of restaurants, bars, and gyms ordered by Governor Larry Hogan on Monday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First, the City of Annapolis will no longer issue parking citations at metered spaces. As of March 17, Annapolis Parking, the City’s parking enforcement vendor, stopped issuing tickets. That will continue until further notice. Please note that the meters will not be bagged because this interferes with the long-term functionality of the meter by destroying the solar array that powers the units.

Second, spaces in front of restaurants that offer curbside carryout and pickup will have 20-minute spaces reserved for customers.

“I am encouraging people to follow all of the CDC protocols and guidelines for prevention, including social distancing and frequent hand-washing. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to patronize local businesses,” Mayor Buckley said. “Make no mistake, this pandemic is putting tremendous pressure on the local economy. The City is doing what it can to minimize those impacts.”

In addition, the Office of Economic Development has created two resources guides, one for workers and one for businesses:

The Workforce Assistance page includes information on applying for unemployment benefits through the Maryland Department of Labor, Food Supplement Program (FSP or SNAP) benefits and Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) through the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Health Insurance through the COVID-19 special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders through Maryland Health Connection, local resources and assistance through Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, and more.

The Business Resources page includes links to Small Business Administration local offices and low-interest disaster loans, Centers for Disease Control guidance for environmental cleaning and disinfection of workspaces, Department of Labor guidance for preparing the workplace for COVID-19, the Maryland Department of Commerce “Business Express” section for employers, including insurance claims and opportunities for financial assistance.

The Mayor is also establishing an emergency Small Business Task Force which will meet virtually to determine the best ways to help local businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Executive Order #16, the City’s liquor license renewal requirement will be delayed for 90 days. Liquor license holders will still be able to sell liquor under this policy even though their existing licensure date may have passed. The 90 days may be extended depending on the length of the declared local State of Emergency.

“Anything residents can do to support these businesses will be appreciated,” Mayor Buckley said.

Circulator Route Changed to Assist with COVID-19 Response

The City of Annapolis is adjusting the free Circulator’s route to assist with its COVID-19 response.

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Circulator will provide free transportation for city children to participate in the county’s free meal program while county schools are closed. Children will be picked up at the corner of West Washington & Clay Streets and transported at no charge to the Bates Middle School free meal site. This service will be provided Monday through Friday from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. The Circulator will resume its normal route upon completion of this service.

There is no change to the Circulator’s weekend schedule.

Important COVID-19 Update

*New Updates February 5, 2021: Our office is open, however, we have locked the office door in deference to safety.

Please see below for assistance related to each of our services:

  1. Citations: Please refer to the back of the citation for instructions to pay or appeal online. If you do not have the citation number, please go to annapolisparking.com and click the button for citations. You can enter the license plate number to view citation details as an alternative to the citation number.
  2. Permits: Please apply/purchase online at annapolisparking.com. If you are a resident in a special residential permit district and are unable to print temporary guest permits, please call our main number while here and we will assist. Phone: (443) 648-3087.
  3. No Parking Signs: We can process these forms and payments over the phone. Please see annapolisparking.com for the form to complete. Email completed forms to annapolisparking@spplus.com. We will process your payments over the phone during normal business hours. Please call us with any questions.
  4. Garage validations (Park & Shop, Two Hour Residential, etc.): Please call our main number for assistance: (443) 648-3087.
  5. The Circulator route has changed to assist with COVID-19 response. For more information on Circulate changes, click here.

We appreciate your understanding during this unusual time. Our normal business hours are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please visit annapolisparking.com for more information. Email: annapolisparking@spplus.com | Phone: (443)-648-3087.

Thank You.

City of Annapolis to Offer Two Hours of Free Meter Parking for Maryland Day on Saturday, March 21

The City of Annapolis is offering two hours of free parking as an incentive to use ParkMobile for Maryland Day festivities. Residents and visitors who enter the code “ParkDTA” on the ParkMobile smartphone app will receive two hours free beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. ParkMobile also offers a toll-free number for those who don’t use a smartphone. The toll-free number 877-727-5758 (or 877 PARK 758) is posted on meters and signage.

“Come downtown to celebrate Maryland Day!” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “There are a number of events including museum entry, walking tours, children’s activities. It is going to be a great day.”

Maryland Day activities can be found at the website: www.marylandday.org.

In order to get the most out of the ParkMobile smartphone app, know before you go! The City offers these tips:

Download the ParkMobile app onto your smartphone before you make your trip downtown (ideally from a wifi hotspot).

Set up your ParkMobile account on your desktop or smartphone. Account details include name, address, make and model of your vehicle(s), tag number(s), and credit card account information (you will not be charged at setup or with free parking promotions).

When you park at a downtown meter, get the zone code off the meter or allow location-enabled services on your phone to auto-input the zone code.

Select the amount of time (maximum is two hours free).

On the final screen, input the promo code “ParkDTA” to get your two hours of free parking.

Parking meters in the City that will accept the ParkMobile “ParkDTA” code include meters in downtown and inner West Street neighborhoods.

The ParkMobile smartphone app is currently used approximately 12,500 times per month in Annapolis and can be used in hundreds of cities in the US and Canada, including Washington, DC, and Maryland cities like Chevy Chase, Bethesda, College Park, Adelphi and Ocean City. It is also available for parking at popular locations like Nats Stadium.

Parking Tips for 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The City’s biggest parade of the year – the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade – will take place on Sunday, March 8 beginning at 1 p.m. starting at West Street at Amos Garrett Blvd. The parade includes more than 100 entrants and is expected to draw up to 15,000 people to Annapolis.

For complete parade details, visit www.naptownevents.com. The best choice is to park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 550 Taylor Avenue. Naptown Events will sponsor shuttles from the stadium to the parade staging area (near Maryland Hall) for parade participants and to the downtown area for parade watchers.

Arrive early, as streets along the parade route will close before 1 p.m. and are expected to remain closed until the parade is finished, at approximately 3 p.m.

The parade begins near Park Place, with participants lining up along Amos Garrett Blvd. From there, the parade will travel down West Street to Church Circle, go around the circle to Main Street, continue down Main Street, and end at City Dock.

Annapolis Offers Free Two-Hour Metered Parking on Valentine’s Day

‘Love is in the Air’ as Annapolis Offers Free Two-Hour Metered Parking with ParkMobile App for Valentine’s Day

The City of Annapolis is offering two hours of free parking as an incentive to use ParkMobile on ❤ Valentine’s Day ❤. Residents and visitors who enter the code “ParkDTA” on the ParkMobile smartphone app will receive two hours free beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020. After 7:30 p.m., meters are free even without Parkmobile. ParkMobile also offers a toll-free number for those who don’t use a smartphone. The toll-free number 877-727-5758 (or 877 PARK 758) is posted on meters and signage.

“This is a chance for people to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts, or to take their special someone out for a meal and incentivize them to come downtown,” said Acting Mayor Rhonda Pindell-Charles. “It is also a way for us to encourage people to get used to the smartphone parking app in downtown.”

The City is also using February 14 as a way to continue its successful holiday social media campaign: #LoveAnnapolis, #ShopAnnapolis, by encouraging residents and visitors to the City to use those hashtags when shopping or dining in Annapolis.

In order to get the most out of the ParkMobile smartphone app, know before you go! The City offers these tips:

  1. Download the ParkMobile app onto your smartphone before you make your trip downtown (ideally from a wifi hotspot).
  2. Set up your ParkMobile account on your desktop or smartphone. Account details include name, address, make and model of your vehicle(s), tag number(s), and credit card account information (you will not be charged at setup or with free parking promotions).
  3. When you park at a downtown meter, get the zone code off the meter or allow location-enabled services on your phone to auto-input the zone code.
  4. Select the amount of time (maximum is two hours free).
  5. On the final screen, input the promo code “ParkDTA” to get your two hours of free parking.

Parking meters in the City that will accept the ParkMobile “ParkDTA” code include meters in downtown and inner West Street neighborhoods.

The ParkMobile smartphone app is currently used approximately 12,500 times per month in Annapolis and can be used in hundreds of cities in the US and Canada, including Washington, DC, and Maryland cities like Chevy Chase, Bethesda, College Park, Adelphi and Ocean City. It is also available for parking at popular locations like Nats Stadium.

Residents Reminded to Redeem Value of Legacy Temporary Parking Permits

The City of Annapolis reminds residents who live in zoned parking districts that legacy temporary parking permits – those purchased prior to July 1st, 2019 – are no longer valid, according to a City Ordinance O-4-19. Vehicles using these legacy temporary permits will be issued a citation.

Ordinance O-4-19, enacted by the City Council on April 29, 2019, applies expiration dates to temporary parking permits issued on or after July 1, 2019. Under the ordinance, a maximum of 10 single-day permits may be purchased each month by residents of the residential parking districts in which they reside, and those permits expire at the end of each month.

Legacy temporary parking permits issued before July 1, 2019 are no longer valid effective January 1, 2020. Residents who still have legacy permits may receive credit for their value by visiting the office of Annapolis Parking (SP+), the city’s parking management firm at 60 West Street, Suite 106. Annapolis Parking is open for service between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents with questions may contact Annapolis Parking at (443) 648-3087 or annapolisparking@spplus.com.

Residents may apply for and purchase temporary parking permits at Annapolis Parking’s Temporary Parking Permits page.

Parking Tips for 2020 Legislative Session

Mayor Gavin Buckley welcomes members of the Maryland General Assembly, their staff, and visitors back to Annapolis for the 2020 legislative session starting Wednesday, January 8th. The City and Annapolis Parking offer the following tips for convenient parking downtown.

Skip the Crowds: Visitors can avoid the city’s busiest parking locations by parking at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium lot or Park Place Garage located at One Park Place on West Street. Park Place is serviced daily by the free Circulator. The stadium lot is serviced by the State Shuttle route ($2 fare), with a regular schedule from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The service frequency is every 20 minutes. During the legislative period, an additional state bus is added during the peak periods, from 7:00 am to 10:30 am, and 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm. Also, during the legislative session, extended state shuttle service is provided on Mondays only until 10:00 pm.

Reserve Garage Parking Online: Visitors can purchase garage parking online at Noah Hillman Garage, Knighton Garage, or Gott’s Court Garage. Simply visit www.annapolisparking.com, navigate to the garage of your choice, and select “Buy Daily Parking.”

Avoid New Fines for Parking Violations: To improve pedestrian safety and parking availability, the City of Annapolis increased fines for certain parking violations in 2019, including parking at a red-lined curb or fire hydrant, parking at a metered space for more than two hours between 10 am and 7:30 pm, and parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities.

Parking in garages and observing on-street parking regulations is the best way to avoid parking fines. For a detailed list of the new parking fine schedule, visit Annapolis Parking’s New Parking Fines page.

Invest in Monthly Parking: For guaranteed parking, visitors can purchase monthly parking passes for Gott’s Court Garage located at 25 Northwest Street. Contact Annapolis Parking at annapolisparking@spplus.com or (443) 648-3087 for rates and details.

Ride the free Circulator: The free Circulator includes stops to benefit session visitors. The School Street-Church Circle stop near the State House complex provides faster and more convenient service back to the three garages on West Street (Gott’s Court, Knighton, and Park Place.) The State Garage stop at 19 St. John’s Street is designed to encourage visitors to take advantage of State Garage’s free public parking Monday-Friday 6 pm to 6 am and all weekend. The North Street-State Circle stop allows visitors easy access to the State House and other state government buildings. Visitors can track the Circulator’s location in real-time by downloading the “RLS Shuttle” app to their smartphone and clicking “Annapolis,” or visiting the mobile-friendly website www.annapolisparking.com/circulator-alternative-transportation/.

Park Free: Park free at on-street meters after 7:30 pm on weeknights and at Calvert Street Garage (aka State Garage) at 19 St. John’s Street Monday-Friday 6 pm to 6 am and on weekends.

Find All Parking Options Online: There are plenty of parking options available to those visiting Annapolis. Visitors can explore these options at www.AnnapolisParking.com, a mobile-friendly website featuring maps, rates, contact information, and additional details about the garages, surface lots, on-street parking, and Circulator services available to the public.