Mobile GR and Parking Services

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We work to provide residents, workers, and visitors with 21st Century Mobility. We manage a parking system made up of street parking, ramps, and lots. Parking is only one part of a mobility solution. That’s why we are working to broaden our transportation options and strengthen what we have.

We know social justice, economic development, and transportation depend on each other's success. We work to improve our quality of life by getting more people to use active transportation. We want to help expand people’s options so they can choose to take transit, walk, bike, carpool, or drive alone.

Downtown Commuter Resource Guide

We help commuters discover transportation options and decide what works best for them. Parking isn’t your only option to get to work. We offer programs and services to access transportation that works for you.

Find out more using our Downtown Commuter Resource Guide.

Downtown Visitor Mobility and Parking Guide

Our city has been changing a lot and visiting can be stressful when you don’t know how to get around. We want your Grand Rapids visit to be easy and stress free. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate your options when you are planning a trip to downtown. Coming downtown from a nearby neighborhood? Or from a neighboring community? We're here to help you get to and around downtown.

Find out more using our Downtown Visitor Mobility and Parking Guide


Daily Visitor Validation Tickets

Do you want to offer free or discounted parking for your customers, visitors, or event attendees? Buy bulk validation tickets for your organization or business. Request Daily Visitor Tickets here.

Special Event Validation Tickets 

Do you want to offer free or discounted parking for your special event attendees? Buy bulk validation tickets for your special event. Request Special Event Validation Tickets here.

Reserve Parking Meter

Do you need to use a parking meter space for moving, deliveries, or a special event? You can reserve meters to guarantee available parking for limited uses.Apply to Reserve Parking Meters here.

Food Truck Limited Parking Permit

Did a client ask for your food truck services in a location where a parking meter is present? You are in the right place. Apply for a Food Truck Limited Parking Permit here.

Belknap Lookout Residential Parking Permit Program

Are you looking for residential parking permit for Neighbors of Belknap Lookout? You are in the right place to get a parking permit for you or your guests!

Apply for a Residential Parking Permit in Belknap Lookout.

Monthly Permits for Neighborhood Parking Lots 

Are you looking for commuter parking in a neighborhood parking lot in Grand Rapids? Apply for a Neighborhood Commuter Parking Lot Permit here.

Bike Share Study Initiative

We are exploring how to expand our transportation options in the area. Bike share is one mode we are looking at to fill a transportation need.

Find out more about the study on our Bike Share Study page.

Residential Parking Permit Program

Our neighborhood business districts are growing and this can cause parking challenges. We offer a residential parking permit program to focus on resident parking needs.

Find out more about the program on our Residential Parking Permit Program page.


Traffic Safety

We make sure traffic is safe and efficient through intentional design. We construct, operate and maintain the City's traffic control. We're here to help you with requests related to street signals and signs.

Find out more about programs and services related to traffic safety at Lights, Signs, and Signals

The City Treasurer’s office serves as the Parking Violations Bureau. We can answer your questions about parking violations.

Check out information about parking tickets by visiting Parking Violation Fees and Policies.

Dispute a Parking Ticket

Do you feel like we issued your parking ticket in error? You can dispute a parking ticket here.

Pay a Parking Ticket

Did you get a parking ticket? Pay your parking ticket here or explore your other options.

Mobile GR Commission

We're a citizen board, passionate about mobility in Grand Rapids. We make sure that all types of mobility are included in the City's vision. Think cars, bikes, public transit, and pedestrians.

Learn more at our Mobile GR Commission page