Downtown Parking Information

Downtown Parking Garage

Safe, undercover parking is available at the Auburn Downtown Parking Garage. This is located on Lincoln Street in between the Exchange Street Plaza and William Street across from the Equal Rights Heritage Center. The Auburn Downtown Parking Garage is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Please see the Parking Garage Rate Sheet for prices.  Questions, comments, or concerns about the Downtown Parking Garage can be referred to the Superintendent of Public Works, Mike Talbot, at (315) 253-9554.

On Street Parking

On-street parking is available in Downtown Auburn with a two-hour time limit. Parking meters and kiosks are used to monitor these spaces. Metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Metered parking is currently at a rate of $1 per hour. Pay from your smartphone with the Pango mobile-pay app.

Downtown Parking Kiosks
  • Operation of these machines is simple if you remember a few things
    1. Start to put your coin into the money slot until you hear/ feel the machine accepting it, then let it take your coin
    2. After inserting all coins, don’t forget to press the green receipt button and wait for your receipt to be printed (it may take a few seconds)
    3. You will see the receipt fall next to the receipt door
    4. Machine does not take Canadian coin
    5. Do not keep putting money in one coin right after another — wait till you see your money being credited before you put more in
    6. Do not use a long term kiosk receipt for on-street parking — you will be ticketed by meter enforcement because on-street parking has a maximum time limit of 2 hrs.
  • You may use any of the kiosks to obtain a parking receipt to park anywhere downtown.
  • Display your parking receipt on your dashboard so parking enforcement can see it.
  • If a kiosk appears to be out of order, please use the next nearest kiosk.
  • There is a minimum deposit of $0.25 for kiosk parking.
  • Pay from your smartphone with the Pango mobile-pay app.
Parking Meters
  • Electronic meters only accept quarters.
  • One quarter buys 15 minutes of time.
  • There is a two hour maximum time limit, citywide, for metered parking on all City streets.
  • Report any problems to the Parking Dept.
  • Pay from your smartphone with the Pango mobile-pay app.
Downtown Parking Garage
  • Discount parking rates are available if you purchase parking in 3, 6, 12 month intervals.
  • Safe parking for customers, security cameras throughout the garage are monitored and building patrolled by Auburn Police Department.
  • Provides convenient parking for Cayuga County jurors and Grand Jury jurors.
  • Convenient parking for Lattimore Hall residents.
  • Handy parking for YMCA customers, downtown businesses, and tourists.
  • Accessible spaces conveniently located in the center area of each floor near the elevator tower.
  • Bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerblades, and roller-skates are not allowed in the Auburn Parking Garage due to safety issues.