Parking Rates

Hourly Rates

Downtown Parking Lots:


Monday – Friday 7 AM – 5 PM $1/HR


Park for Free:


After 5 PM Monday – Friday
Weekends & Holidays


On-Street Parking:
$1.50/HR (except on State Street $2/HR) (8 AM -6 PM Weekdays)
Note: On-street parking managed by the City of Schenectady.

Two Ways to Pay

1. Pay-by-Plate Parking Meters

How it works:


The meters accept coins, cash ($1 and $5 bills), and credit cards.


Enter your license plate number, amount of time desired, and payment method.


A receipt is generated but it is not necessary to display the receipt on the car dashboard.


See below or click here for a step-by-step video on how to use the new meters.


Meters available at all lots except: 601 Union, Clinton South, and the Garage.

2. Passport Parking App:

How it Works:


Download the free app, (Android, iPhone).


Enter your zone number and confirm payment.


Enjoy the convenience of paying for and extending your parking session via smartphone.


Passport Parking app payments accepted at all Park Schenectady surface lots and on-street parking. For a list of Parking lots click here.
Park. Pay. Be on your Way! Download the app below.

Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage

The Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage is conveniently located at 407 Hamilton Street. Parking is $1/HR MON-FRI and free after 5 PM on weeknights, weekends, and holidays. Credit card payments ONLY accepted in the parking garage. Passport App payments not accepted in the garage. Monthly parking passes are available, click here for a monthly pass. Please note that monthly passes are subject to availability.


Winter weather off-street parking and free parking for limited Proctors shows also available at the Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage. Click here to sign up for our Parking Alert email to be notified about weather, traffic, and other parking news.

Monthly Parking Options

Monthly parking passes are available for surface lots and at the Schenectady Municipal Parking Garage. Please note that monthly passes are subject to availability. Interested in obtaining a monthly parking pass? Click here.


For more information on Pay-by-Plate Meters, Passport App, or other questions on parking while visiting downtown Schenectady, contact Park Schenectady at (518) 346-0614 or