Paid Parking Begins April 1 in Ocean City
With Ocean City’s summer season just around the corner, the city will resume paid parking. Ocean City’s paid parking season begins April 1 and runs through Oct. 31.
Parking Rates in Ocean City
Parking rates are $2 per hour on the street and in municipal parking lots. The Inlet Parking Lot is $3 per hour. There is a 30-minute grace period for all vehicles.
Handicapped vehicles (those with a valid handicapped license plate or visible placard) can park on the street or in municipal lots for free for up to one hour.
Inlet Parking Lot Rates
April 1–May 21: Free parking Monday–Thursday, $3/hour Friday–Sunday
May 22–Sept. 30: $3.50/hour daily
Oct. 1–31: Free parking Monday–Thursday, $3/hour Friday–Sunday
Street Parking and Other Municipal Lot Rates
April 1–May 21: Free parking Monday–Thursday, $2/hour Friday–Sunday
May 22–Sept. 30: $3/hour daily
Oct. 1–31: Free parking Monday–Thursday, $2/hour Friday–Sunday
How to Pay for Parking in Ocean City
Ocean City uses the “Pay by Plate” parking feature. This system allows drivers to forgo placing a receipt on their dashboard. Instead, they will enter their license plate number into one of the nearby solar-powered kiosks.
- Enter your license plate number into the kiosk then press the green button.
- Insert coins or your credit card and follow the on-screen instructions.
- To complete your transaction, press the green button.
- After you park, you are free to explore all there is to see and do in Ocean City.
Click here to read about things to do in Ocean City.
You can even extend your time in the spot via the ParkMobile App. Download the ParkMobile App for free on the iPhone app store, Google Play store for Android devices or the Microsoft store for Windows phones. You can also visit ParkMobile’s website to access the service.