How to Park and Pay

You’re headed to downtown Ferndale—awesome! Now, where and how to park? We’re here to help you find a space quickly and easily so you can enjoy your visit.

Pay with your Phone- Avoid the Stations

Parking in Ferndale lots and downtown spaces is done via the ParkFerndale mobile app.


  1. Find a parking space in any of Ferndale’s 11 public parking lots, The dot parking development, or along 9 Mile Rd. or Woodward Avenue.
  2. Open the mobile app and enter your parking space number.
  3. Select the amount of time, in hours, that you’d like to park.
  4. Pay for parking and enjoy your time downtown.

Parking Rates and Times

The current parking rate is:

Paid parking is enforced Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. through midnight. There is no cost to park after midnight, on Sundays, and on the following holidays and other designated non-enforcement periods:


  • New Year's Day, January 1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, third Monday in January
  • Presidents' Day, third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day, last Monday in May
  • Juneteenth, June 19
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, first Monday in September
  • General Election Day, first Tuesday in November, even-numbered years
  • Veterans' Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day after, fourth Thursday and Friday in November
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25
  • New Year's Eve, December 31

Residential Parking

Most residential/neighborhood streets adjacent to downtown are either Residential Parking Zones (RPZ) or Resident Permit-only Parking (R-POP) zones. In RPZs, parking is open to all, but strictly limited to two hours. In R-POP zones, parking is available to residents only. With locations in all quadrants of the city, public lot parking is highly recommended, as it provides the greatest ease and flexibility for downtown visitors. In most cases, you’ll walk no further than 2-3 blocks, or about 500 feet—no more than you’d walk from the back of a mall or big-box store parking lot

Electric Cars

  • Ferndale loves the energy-saving capabilities of electric cars—and now has the parking spaces to prove it. There are two electric vehicle charging stations located in downtown parking lots; you can visit the Power Dashboard to see locations and real-time availability. Non-electric vehicle parking in these spaces is prohibited and subject to a citation and fine.