Parking Information

Downtown Parking

Visitors who are not familiar with parking in downtown Peoria can refer to the Downtown Parking Map 2013 (PDF).

For additional parking information, contact Public Works at 309-494-8800.

On-Street Handicapped Parking

The City of Peoria allows for the establishment of on-street handicapped/accessible parking spaces, at residential properties, to provide accessible access to residences where parking congestion may occur and an alternate accessible off-street parking space is not available. A disabled resident may request an on-street handicapped parking space in front of their home. 

To request the installation or removal of a handicapped sign contact Public Works at 309-494-8800 between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Information about disability license plates and placards can be obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State.

Vehicle Services Department
Persons with Disabilities License Plates/Placard Unit
501 S. Second St.
Room 541
Springfield, IL 62756

They can be reached at the following telephone numbers 217-782-2709; 217-782-2434 or 217-782-3166 or by visiting their website.

Parking Meters

Malfunctioning Meters

How to report a malfunctioning parking meter:

  • Note the meter number (displayed on the meter) and the location of the meter.
  • Note what happened or did not happen when coins were deposited.
  • Call 309-494-8285 or 309-673-4521 as soon as possible to report the malfunction.
  • Have the meter number handy.
  • Have your license plate number handy.

Meters will be checked/repaired as soon as possible.

If you receive a ticket:

  • Call 309-494-8285 or 309-673-4521 on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm to report the ticket.
  • After two working days, follow up on your initial call to see if the meter was found to be malfunctioning.
  • If the meter was found to be malfunctioning, the ticket can be dismissed.
  • If it was not found to be malfunctioning, you must pay the ticket or call 309-494-8285 or 309-673-4521 for an appointment to contest it in court.

Meter Hood Rental

To facilitate construction or emergency vehicles occurring within a meter zone, contractors may be eligible for renting a meter hood from the City. Meter hoods provide the ability for contractors to park at a meter in excess of the posted time limit and without having to deposit coins in the meter on a continuous basis.

Meter hoods can be rented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The daily fee is $8 per hood and $160 per hood, per month. If the hood is lost, stolen, or damaged the contractor will be assessed a fee of $25 to $50.

Meter hoods should be used during the hours that meters are enforced. These hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Meter hoods are to be used only during daytime construction. Hoods should be removed after 6 pm and replaced the next morning, especially over the weekends, to avoid theft of the hoods.

The City reserves the right to remove any Meter Hood not being used in compliance with the above regulation.

Meter hoods may be obtained from Heartland Parking, 128 NE Madison St. on weekdays between 7 am to 4:30 pm.

Contact Heartland Parking at 309-674-1850 to check availability.

Residential Parking

The City of Peoria has several parking-permitted areas which allow on-street parking during specified hours with a vehicle parking decal. The Residential Parking Permit Program (RPPP) is designed to prevent commuter parking and congestion. The following areas currently participate in the Residential Parking Permit Program: Arbor District, Barker Street, the Uplands, and the Randolph/Roanoke Area.

  • A Residential Parking Permit does not guarantee you a parking place. It allows you the right to park if you can find a parking space.
  • People who live in an area covered by the RPPP may purchase decals.
  • Each residence is entitled to 50 visitor permits.

Cost of Permit

The permit cost is $10 per decal per vehicle. Decals are effective for a one-year period and will display the expiration date.

Each property owner is entitled to 50 visitor permits per year per residence for their parking-permitted area.

Requirements

  • Proof of residency (tax bill, utility bill, or telephone bill) and a current copy of your lease that is signed by the owner and applicant.
  • In lieu of a current lease, a notarized "Property Owner Affidavit," may be used.
  • Make, model, and license plate number of each vehicle requiring a decal.
  • Proof of ownership of the motor vehicle, or principal use by the applicant.
  • Decals can be purchased between the hours of 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday in the City Treasurer's Office, Room 100.
  • Visitor permits may be obtained in the Treasurer's Office at no cost and shall be effective for the date shown on the permit.
  • Permits shall not be transferable to another vehicle.
  • You must live in an area shown on the RPP Boundaries Map. See the following maps:
    • Arbor District (PDF): Cooper street south of Main Street and north of Bradley Avenue; Laura Avenue east of Rebecca Place and the north side of Bradley Avenue west of Cooper Street and east of Rebecca Place. Effective: Weekdays 7 am to 7 pm.
    • Barker Avenue (PDF): 1200 through 1600 blocks of West Barker Avenue (Moss Avenue to Cooper Street) Effective: Weekdays 7 am to 7 pm.
    • Randolph-Roanoke Area (PDF): 200 block Randolph; 100 block Roanoke; 1300 block Linn; 1200 to 1300 blocks Hamilton; 100, 200, 300 blocks West Columbia Terrace; 1300 block Bigelow. Effective seven days a week, 6 am to 6 pm.
    • The Uplands (PDF): Elmwood Street (excluding 1200 block), Institute Place, Glenwood Street (excluding 1100 and 1200 block), Maplewood Avenue (excluding north of the mid-block alley) between Main Street and Columbia Terrace. Effective: Weekdays 7 am to 7 pm.