Request a Temporary Free Parking Zone

We’re committed to supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. That’s why we’re providing free parking zones near businesses. This temporary program makes it easier for customers to access businesses for takeout and other fast services. We’re proud to provide this free service. 

Program Details

  • Temporary designated free parking zones replace timed parking areas only.
  • To request a Temporary Free Parking Zone, provide your business information using the online form. You don’t need to apply for a permit.
  • We’ll process requests within 48 to 72 hours of submission.
  • Temporary signage and meter hoods will be installed.
  • We’ll evaluate the temporary program over the coming weeks and provide updates on this page.
  • Free parking zones are for customer temporary parking only.


Update: The City will be reinstating the Temporary Free Parking Zones. Please re-apply below using the online form.

Online Form

Paper Form

There's currently no printed version of this form. Please call 311 or (616) 456-3000 for assistance.


Step 1.Make sure we're open

311 Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Step 2.Give us a call

  • We'll need your business name, address and contact information.
  • We'll also need to know how many parking spaces to reserve.

Call 311 or 616-456-3000 when you're ready. We'll help you complete the online form.

In Person

Step 1.Call or email us to schedule an appointment




Step 2.We'll assist you in completing the form

We'll help you complete the form at your in-person appointment.