Parking and Permits

City of Carbondale Parking

In addition to the parking lots provided by the many businesses in Carbondale, the City also provides parking for just about everyone, including senior citizens, people with temporary disabilities, and those wanting year-round permits. More information on the City Parking Ordiances can be found in the Carbondale Revised Code.

The City of Carbondale maintains 1,265 parking spaces downtown for convenient shopping. Parking meters are enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (Unless Otherwise Noted on Signage)

Click here to access the Metered Parking Lot map and for information on obtaining City parking permits, or special parking privileges, call the Parking Division at the Finance Department, Revenue Division Office at 200 South Illinois Avenue, 618-457-3278.

Instructions for Payment

1. Return this Citation with your payment
2. Write Citation Number on check
3. Make payment to City of Carbondale

Pay in person at:
City Hall / Civic Center
200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois
Hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

After hours payment may be made at the curbside payment box located on the Monroe Street entrance of City Hall.

Parking Lot Code Key

3:  S. Washington & E. Mill Street
4:  S. Illinois Ave. & Lincoln Drive
6:  303 S. Illinois Ave.
7:  108 N. Illinois Ave. (Town Square Pavilion, No meters)
8:  611 S. Illinois Ave. (behind Fat Patties)
11: 110 S. Illinois Ave. (across from Mary Lou's)
12:  S. Illinois Ave. (Amtrak)
13: 413 S. Illinois Ave. (Amtrak Station to College St.)
14: 200 S. Illinois Ave. (Carbondale Civic Center)
16: 169 N. Washington St. (across from Tres Hombres)
19: 149 S. Washington St. (across from Newell House)
23: 100 E. Jackson St. (next to Longbranch)
24: 600 S. Illinois Ave. (behind Delish 7 Spice Grill)
25: 209 S. Illinois Ave. (behind Christaudo’s)
26: 901 S. Illinois Ave. (behind Harbaugh’s)

$7.00 $10.00 $20.00
$10.00 $15.00 $20.00


Parking Permit Information is outlined below:

City of Carbondale Parking Permits
Enforced Metered Parking Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Kiosk Locations 24/7

Senior Permits * code 18:12:12
• $8.00 per year
• Must be 60 years of age or older
• Valid at any City Meter or City Lot
• Not Valid for overnight parking within Amtrak lots (designated by signage)

Lot Permits * code 18:12:09
• Lot Permits are sold for individual lots
• Lot Permits are not sold for lots - 8, 14, & 24
• Not Valid at Street City Meters

  Per Week Per Month
One City Lot $8.00 $25.00
Two City Lot $10.00 $30.00
5 Month Semester 20% Discount
(if Purchased within 1st (2) weeks of Semester Classes)

Amtrak Permits * code 18:12:09
• Kiosk Parking - (1) - Hour up to (96) Hours (4 Days)
• Valid for Amtrak lots (designated by signage)
• For Long Term Parking Pass Contact CityHall

Parking Division Contact information
(618) 457-3265
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

*Vehicles with City Permits are still subject for ticketing if parked illegally.




Southern Illinois University Parking

Southern Illinois University Parking Division
1175 South Washington
Trueblook Hall
Carbondale, Illinois

The site can be accessed here for more information.

SIU Parking Map - Available in (pdf) format.


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