Meter Parking Rates

Parking downtown costs anywhere from $0.80 to $1.50 per hour to depending where you park (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday). Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are free. Different time limits apply for different parking lots and meters (see below). Your on-street meter has a coloured sticker identifying the time limit to park at that meter.

Payment on street meters can be made with all valid coins (except pennies and 50 cent coin), or with The City of Red Deer Parking Card.

Parking Meter Zone Current Rate*  
Red - 30 Minute Maximum Limit
  • To avoid a ticket, you must move your vehicle after 30 minutes
  • No prepay option
$1.00/30 min  sticker for 30 minute restricted parking meters
Yellow - Two Hour Maximum Limit
  • To avoid a ticket, you must move your vehicle after 2 hours
  • Prepay options starts at 7 a.m., meter starts counting down at 9 a.m.
$1.75/hour  sticker for 2-hour-restricted parking meters
Orange - Two Hour Limit
  • You can reload the meter without moving your vehicle
  • Prepay option starts at 7 a.m., meter starts counting down at 9 a.m.
$1.25/hour  sticker for 2-hour-unrestricted parking meters
Green - Eight Hour Limit
  • Unrestricted full day of parking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Prepay option starts at 5 a.m., meter starts counting down at 9 a.m.
$1.00/hour  sticker for 8-hour-unrestricted parking meters
Brown - Four Hour Limit
  • You can reload the meter without moving your vehicle
  • Prepay option starts at 7 a.m., meter starts counting down at 9 a.m.
$1.25/hour  sticker for 4-Hour-Unrestricted parking meters

* New hourly rates will be effective starting July 3, 2018.