Downtown Des Moines offers more than 30,000 public parking spaces, including seven public parking ramps and approximately 3,500 street parking spaces. All City-owned parking garages charge $1 per hour with a daily max of $10 (excluding special events). All downtown street parking spaces charge $0.25 - $1.75 per hour from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
All public parking is free on Sundays (excluding special events).
The new on-street parking system allows individuals the following options:
Paying for parking through your mobile device is now available in Des Moines. Residents and visitors can now download the ParkDSM app through ParkMobile. If you already have a ParkMobile app affiliated with another city, that app will also work in the City of Des Moines to pay for parking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To pay for your parking, you will need to remember the six-digit number on your parking space sign. This number represents your parking spot. Without this number, you will not be able to pay for your parking.
City Parking Garages are available seven days a week. Rates apply Monday through Saturday.
Rate: $1.00/hour, $10 daily max (excluding special events)
Rate: $1.00/hour for the first two hours, $0.50/hour for each additional hour, $10 daily max (excluding special events)
You may view the garages on the Park Downtown Des Moines Parking Map.
Monthly parking options are available at all City-owned garages. For information about monthly parking options and rates, contact ABM Parking Services.