Who manages municipal parking?


Quick Answer

City governments typically own, operate and manage municipal parking lots and municipal parking garages, both of which provide off-street parking. Cities provide municipal parking for use by the general public, which may be free or fee-based. Some cities lease or rent municipal parking lots and facilities to parking management companies.

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Parking management companies generally tailor solutions for each city, which may include percentage parking shared between the city and the company. Some solutions may include paying flat leasing fees to city governments. The city maintains ownership of the municipal parking lots and facilities, but the employees work for the parking management companies instead of the city governments. Responsibilities for insurance and maintenance usually belong to the management company.

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