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Available Parking Areas

  • Downtown Lawrence has free and metered public spaces.
  • 15-minute meters are available in every block on the east and west side of Massachusetts for quick errands. 15-minute meters are clearly marked for this use.
  • Short-term parking is along Massachusetts Street.
  • Long-term parking is available in parking lots along perimeter streets in the Central Business District.
  • Long-term parking spaces are intended for employee of downtown businesses and others with long-term parking needs.
  • Free parking is available on the top floor of the New Hampshire Parking Garage (mid-block between 9th and 10th Street).

Parking Passes

    • Passes for 10-hour lots and downtown parking garages are $192 per calendar year.
    • Pro-rated and $50 quarterly passes also are available.

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    • Violations are noted by a yellow envelope placed on the vehicle.
    • Expired time violations are fined $5 if paid within 10 days.
    • If cited, place $5 in the yellow envelope and deposit it in the nearest yellow box along Massachusetts Street or in the public parking lots.
    • Parking fines increase to $20 after 10 days.

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  • Parking violations can be mailed to: City of Lawrence, Municipal Court, PO Box 1695, 1006 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044.

If a vehicle is parked illegally downtown (at an expired meter or in a two-hour lot) and has received five or more overtime parking violations within the past 30 days, the owner will receive an enhanced fine of $75. This ordinance is designed to deter habitual violators of downtown parking regulations.


  • Handicapped accessible parking is available throughout Downtown Lawrence.

Contact Us

Parking Control Office
935 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 832-7590