Parking Services

Welcome to the City of Boise!

The City of Boise is pleased to offer short term parking throughout Downtown Boise with convenient metered street parking. Parking meters are available for up to 1 hour or 2 hours, depending on the parking zone you are in. Additionally, Boise is the only city in the country that offers a free 20 minutes on every metered parking space for each parking session.  

Now introducing a new way to pay for parking from the convenience of your mobile phone.  Learn more here.


Online Payments for Parking Citations

The City of Boise does not charge a convenience for online payments on parking citations. We also provide a QR code on most parking citations for easier mobile lookup with a barcode scanning application. To pay for parking citations online or submit a citation appeal, click here

Pay Online


Contact Information

Parking Services may be contacted by calling 208-384-3770 or via email.


Meter Payment Methods

Parking meters throughout downtown now offer more convenient parking payment options, including payment by credit/debit card, payment with Downtown Boise Association Gift Cards and payment through Parkmobile.

Learn more about Parkmobile

Lean more about where to purchase Downtown Boise Association Gift Cards


Alternative Transportation

ValleyRide provides bus routes that serve Downtown Boise and surrounding areas, including services throughout Ada County and Canyon County. For more information on ValleyRide, visit their website at

Boise prides itself on being a bicycle friendly community. Downtown Boise offers bike racks for convenient bicycle parking, bicycle lanes on most major downtown roads, and even a Green Bike service that rents bikes for convenient transportation around Downtown Boise. Learn more about the Boise Green Bike program.

Employees of businesses downtown are encouraged to participate in alternative transportation programs..