Downtown Parking

Downtown Valparaiso_Parking Guide 2022 Interim Update

On-Street Parking

On-Street parking is provided in three zones; 2-Hour parking in Red Zone A along Lincolnway and Courthouse Square, 3-Hour parking in Green Zone B, west of the courthouse and 3-hour parking in Blue Zone C, east of the courthouse. Free Parking is available in all other areas unless posted.  

Public Parking Lots 

Public lots of various types are available, including 3-hour parking per day per lot, permit parking, parking garages, and free parking. Signage tells what type of parking is available at each lot. 

Porter County Parking Garage

A public garage owned and operated by Porter County Government is located on the south side of the County Administration Building. Free parking is available to the public weekdays from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.  

Accessible Parking 

Accessible parking spaces are located throughout Downtown Valparaiso. Accessible Parking is enforced at all times. Valid Identification must be displayed at any time when parked in a accessible parking space. 

Public Parking Permits

Annual parking permits are available for $100 from the office of the Clerk-Treasurer at Valparaiso City Hall. Cash or check made payable to the City of Valparaiso is accepted. Permits allow parking in any of several permit lots throughout Downtown Valparaiso for an unlimited amount of time per day.

To view our full Downtown Valparaiso Parking Guide,click here. 

Parking Violations

Parking Violations are regulated by City Code Chapters 72 and 74. Fines for violation are payable at the Valparaiso Police Department and are as follows: 

  • 2-Hour, 3-Hour, Meter, Restricted Parking or 'City Permit Only' Violation - $15 
  • No Parking, Alley Parking, Parked within 20 Ft. of a Crosswalk and Yellow Zone Violation - $30 
  • Illegal Accessible Parking, Fire Hydrant Blocking, Fire Zone, and Fire Lane Violation - $75 

Please Note - All fines not paid within 14 days of issuance are doubled. A second ticket on the same day results in a fine double the amount of the first ticket. A third parking ticket on the same day carries a fine triple the amount of the first ticket. 

For more information on permits or city codes contact the City of Valparaiso Clerk-Treasures Office: 

166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383 

Phone: (219) 462-1161 Fax: (219) 464-4273

For more information on Violations or Enforcement contact the Valparaiso Police Department: 

355 S. Washington St., Valparaiso, IN 46383 

Phone: (219) 462-2135 Fax: (219) 477-4767