Public Parking

The City of Cedar Falls provides two free hours of parking on designated streets, and four free hours in the five municipal parking lots in the downtown area. There is also free parking in the College Hill area on portions of College Street and 23rd Street, and in Municipal Lot G for the amount of time posted for each area. A metered lot is located at 22nd Street and College Street.


Parking Permits

Parking permits may be purchased for unlimited parking in all municipal lots. Permits are not lot specific. Parking is on first come, first served basis.

Type of Pass
Senior Yearly—62 years of age or older $10
Daily Construction
Monthly Construction

Permits may be purchased at:
City Hall
220 Clay St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
University Book and Supply
1009 W. 23rd St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Parking Enforcement

It is the responsibility of parking enforcement staff to enforce parking ordinances for the City of Cedar Falls.

How to Pay a Parking Citation

Mailing Payments
Parking citation payments can be mailed using the yellow envelopes provided with the ticket. To avoid late fees, adequate time should be allowed for payment processing. Responsibility for proof of payment rests with the violator. Do not mail cash.

Drop-Off Locations
Payments may also be dropped into the fine boxes located in the lobby of City Hall or inside University Book and Supply. Responsibility for proof of payment rests with the violator. Cash payments are discouraged.

By Phone
To pay parking citations using a credit card or to inquire about information, please contact our business office at (319) 273-8600, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Payments may be made online at