MET Bus Shuttle loop: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday June - August 2019 (PDF)  (External MET link)
Stop the FREE shuttle at any intersection along the 15 min. route!

Parking Study

The City of Cedar Falls conducted a Downtown Parking Study in February 2019. You can view the final report of the Downtown Parking Study hereThe report included short-term, mid-term, and long-term recommendations. The short-term recommendations being implemented in the summer of 2019 include:  
  • Allowing overnight parking on streets next to Main Street (for example, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Streets on either side of Main Street)
  • Adding on-street parking in areas like State Street south of 2nd Street and angled parking on 2nd Street north of Overman Park
  • Providing free on-street parking choices of 2, 3, and 24 hours, and 15 minute drop-off/pick-up zones throughout downtown
The city is also conducting a parking study in the College Hill area, which kicked off in March 2019 with an online survey, data collection, and stakeholder meetings. A public workshop was held on May 13, 2019; initial findings, observations, and survey results were presented, followed by a Q&A with attendees. Recommendations from the study are expected to be finalized in June 2019 and announced at a public meeting in July 2019. 

To review parking in the following locations, click on the links below to open a PDF map. (To view one PDF of all four links below click here.)

Parking Permits

Parking permits may be purchased for unlimited parking in municipal lots. Permits are lot specific. Parking is on first come, first served basis.

Type of Pass
Daily (including construction)
Monthly ( including 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