Parking is available in city lots, private lots and on certain public streets. Do not park in front of any curb painted red, or blocking any public or private driveway. Parking meters on all City parking lots are in effect 24 hours a day; meters on the streets vary, but the hours are posted on the meter. No more than one vehicle may park in a designated space of any size.
Download the Town’s Pay to Park App
You can download the Pay to Park Mobile App and pay for your metered parking from your mobile phone. Just click here to download the app.
(Note: For questions about tickets, towing, and parking enforcement, click here to visit the Police Department’s web site.)
Metered Parking Lots
October 20 – April 2, 2015 – FREE Parking at Municipal Parking Lots and Streets
April 3- May 24, 2015. $1.50 Friday-Sunday only, except for Thursday, May 7th during Springfest and May 14th Cruisin Week.
May 25- September 6, 2015. $1.50 7 days a week.
Sept. 8- October 18, 2015. $1.50 Friday-Sunday only, except for Thursday, Sept. 18 during Bike Week and Sept. 24 during Sunfest.
October 19- March 24, 2016. Free Parking at Municipal Parking Lots and Streets
- Worcester Street, between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave. 166 regular spaces,12 motorcycle spaces, and 6 handicap spaces
- Somerset Street & Baltimore Avenue 29 regular spaces & 1 handicap space
- Dorchester Street & Baltimore Avenue 28 regular spaces & 2 handicap spaces
- North Division & Baltimore Avenue 42 regular spaces & 2 handicap spaces
- 4th Street & Baltimore Avenue 56 regular spaces & 3 handicap spaces
- 1st Street & St. Louis Avenue 43 regular spaces & 2 handicap spaces
- North Division & St. Louis Avenue 4 regular spaces
- 61st Street & Coastal Highway-Bayside 28 regular spaces
For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, Maintenance Division, at (410) 524-0391.
Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot
The Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot is located at the southern most point of Ocean City and grants easy access to the boardwalk, beach, and downtown area. The inlet parking lot has 1,200 parking spaces including 35 handicap parking spaces and a passenger load/unload zone. To access the parking lot, obtain a ticket at the entrance to the parking lot. We recommend leaving your ticket in your vehicle to prevent it from getting lost or damaged (the cost for a lost ticket depends upon the day of the week as well as the time of year the ticket was lost). Upon leaving the parking lot, present your ticket to the lot attendant for payment. Forms of payment are cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) and seasonal rates are listed below.
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The summer rates are in effect from Thursday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. The rates are as follows:
Weekday = $2.50 per hour
Weekend and Labor Day (Fri. – Sat. – Sun.) = $3.00 per hour
0 – 30 minutes FREE
NOTE: Lost ticket Weekday: $62.00 – Weekend: $72.00
Spring: The first Saturday in April, or Good Friday, whichever comes first through the Wednesday before Memorial Day.
Fall: The day after Labor Day through the third Sunday of October.
The rates are as follows:
Weekday = $1.50 per hour
Weekend = $1.50 per hour
0 – 30 minutes FREE
NOTE: Lost tickets will result in a maximum charge of $36.00
Pay a Parking Ticket
If you get a parking ticket and want to pay it online, you can click here. If you are towed, you have to go to the Ocean City Police Department and pay the ticket. Then, you have to go to the impound lot located behind the Police Department’s main building with your receipt of payment to get your car. The address of the Police Department’s main building is 6501 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, MD.
Physically Challenged Visitors
In order to accommodate our physically challenged patrons, a 90-minute grace period is in place. This allows those person(s) to view the ocean or pick-up an item from the boardwalk. In addition, there are handicap parking spaces located near the beach as well as the boardwalk.
100th Street Parking Lot
The 100th Street Parking Lot is located on the bayside of Coastal Highway across from the Sheraton Hote and can be accessed by the water tower. The 100th St. lot offers 234 parking spaces, 8 handicapped spaces, is boat trailer accessible, and operates from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., seven days a week from the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
The lot is priced for long-term parking. The rates are as follows:
$ 10.00 per day, $50.00 per week- April 10- October 15.
Only cash payment is accepted. Customers pay in advance, and are issued a pass card which allows the driver to enter and leave as desired.
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WEST OCEAN CITY PARK AND RIDE/SHUTTLE
If you’re staying outside of Ocean City, or just coming for the day, and don’t feel like bothering with traffic, take advantage of the West Ocean City Park n Ride. Located just west of the Rt. 50 drawbridge, the Park n Ride provides visitors with over 700 free parking spaces and a routine shuttle bus that transports passengers to either the South Division Street Transit Center in town, or to the Ocean City Factory Outlets in West Ocean City for just $3 per person. If you plan on riding the shuttle bus throughout the season, coupon books are also available. The books include 20 shuttle ride tickets for just $15 and are available at City Hall on 3rd St. (410-289-8221).
When the Park n Ride Beach Bus is not in operation in the off-season, transportation to/from South Division Street Station to Park n Ride off Rt. 50 is provided by Shore Transit.
Please refer to Shore Transit public schedule for additional transportation options.
For additional information call 410-723-1606.
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RVs and oversized vehicles (6’8″ wide or wider, and/or 21’2″ long or longer), may not be parked on municipal streets or parking lots from June 1 until September 15. However, limited RV parking is permitted at the 100th Street Municipal Park Lot for a fee. Call 410-524-0038 for information.
Boat Trailer Parking in Ocean City, MD
Boat trailer parking is available at the 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot for a fee. For information, call the lot at 410-524-0038. Boat trailers may not be parked on the public streets, alleyways or public parking lots from May 1 though October 1.
Due to heavy traffic, pedestrian and vehicle, delivery vehicles are urged to make all necessary deliveries prior to 10:00 a.m. Although this is not mandatory for delivery vehicles, the Town has implemented FREE access for delivery vehicles until 10:00 a.m., after which those delivery person(s) will be required to pay a parking fee, in accordance with the parking fees listed above. This policy will take effect on April 2 when the parking lot opens. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.