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Downtown Parking
Short-Term Parking Options
Managing downtown parking is one of Concord's more challenging responsibilities. Visitors and tourists swell the ranks of the city's driving population every day.

To ensure that motorists have short-term parking options, particularly in this high-traffic area, the city offers an extensive system of metered parking spaces, kiosk areas, and parking garages. 

Parking Rules / Information to Know
  • Parking meter effective hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking is free after 5 p.m., as well as on weekends and holidays.
  • Parking meters increase access to parking by encouraging "turnover" of the spaces.
  • The meters and kiosks display meter rates, time limits, and effective hours.
  • Vehicles displaying handicap license plates or placards may park for free for the maximum amount of time allocated on the meter or timed parking zone. All handicap vehicles, including those from out of state, must have their handicap plates or placards clearly displayed.
  • All day downtown parking is available in the Firehouse, Durgin Block, and Capital Commons parking structures. For their locations, view the Downtown Parking Zones Map.
  • Citations issued before July 1, 2010 incur late fees if not paid within 5 business days. For citations issued on or after July 1, 2010, fines double after 10 business days. Fines will double again after 20 business days.
Firehouse Parking Garage
Firehouse Parking Garage
The Firehouse Parking Garage is metered for all day parking. The garage is located one block west of Main Street. It is situated between School and Warren streets to the north and south, and between North State and Green streets to the east and west. The YMCA is located next door to the structure. You can enter or exit the parking structure from either North State Street or Green Street.

Durgin Block Parking Garage
The Durgin Block Garage is metered for Durgin Block Parking Garageall day parking. The garage is located 1/2 block west of Main Street between School and Warren streets. You can enter or exit the parking structure from either street.

Capital Commons Parking Garage
The Capital Commons parking garage is located between South Main and Storrs streets on the lot known as the Sears block. There are 510 parking spaces as well as an elevator and multiple stairwells for easy access to different levels.

The entrance to the garage is on Storrs Street. There is access to Main Street on Capital Commons Parking Garagefoot from Level 3 via the elevator or the stair tower.

Hours & Fees
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • $0.50 cents per hour in garages
  • $0.75 cents per hour on-street
  • Kiosks accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover (min charge 1 hr. on-street, 2 hrs. in garage), City Parking Meter Debit Card, and coins.
  • Park for free between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. (no vehicle may be parked longer than 48 consecutive hours)