Office of Parking Enforcement

For General parking information or questions regarding a parking citation, contact Kevin Ogle at the Parking Enforcement Office in the Public Safety Building located at 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, Maryland.
Parking Options in Downtown Cumberland
Several changes have been implemented over the past few months in regards to parking in the downtown area. In terms of enforcement, all meters are in effect from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking at all meters and on all MPA lots is free after 5 p.m., as well as on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is also free in these areas on all holidays recognized by City Hall.
Center City Parking Garage
The free parking does not apply to the George Street Parking Garage public overflow or extended time period parking level (top level) in which a nominal fee is charged in order to exit.

George Street Parking Garage
Hourly public parking has been implemented in the bottom level of the George Street Parking Garage in which you access this area from Union Street and exit onto George Street when leaving. This parking is $1 an hour with a 4 hour time limit in which you will need to revisit the kiosk if you wish to extend your time parking at this location.

Long Term Parking
The top level of the George Street Parking Garage has been designated as long term and/or overflow public parking. The idea of long term parking is for those individuals who do not want to have to keep running back to the hourly parking area and feed the meter every 4 hours. It is also the area where the public can park for as long as they want and then pay the appropriate fee when leaving.

This parking is also $1 an hour, or a total of $8 per day. We recommend this area for those individuals who will be in town for several days or for those individuals who will need to leave their vehicles parked for several days due to leaving on a bus tour or for other reasons.

Parking Permits
Parking permits are available for the George Street Garage on each of the parking levels. The reserved space (blue level) fee is $90 per month in which the individual is assigned a spot that is for their use for the entire month. The permits for the yellow and green levels are $75 and $55 per month, respectively and this allows you to park anywhere in the designated area. The public is restricted from parking in these designated areas. These permits are available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis, and can be renewed monthly, quarterly, or yearly at the Collections Office in City Hall.

Frederick Street Parking Garage
The Frederick Street Parking Garage has been reserved for permit parking only. No daily public parking is permitted. This garage has the same fee structure as the George Street Parking Garage. Due to the demand for these parking spaces, a waiting list normally exists. This garage is also utilized at times to provide parking during special events held in the city when there is a demand for additional parking. There is generally a small fee of $2 per vehicle charged.

Parking Permit Administration
Effective September 1, 2009 the administration of the parking permits is handled by the Finance Office, with all payments being accepted at the Collections Office on the 1st floor of City Hall. Information regarding the availability of Parking Permits can be obtained by calling 301-759-6405 or you can stop by City Hall and renew a parking permit at the Collections Office or purchase a new permit if a monthly space is available.

It is the responsibility of each Parking Permit holder to make the monthly or quarterly payment to ensure that their Parking Permit does not expire. If a Parking Permit is not renewed that specific permit expires, the parking space will be made available and sold to the next individual on the waiting list.

Automated Parking Kiosks
Several streets in the downtown area now have automated parking kiosks which must be utilized to pay for parking on these streets. These machines have taken the place of the old parking meters. The new machines will accept coin, as well as credit and debit cards. The patron must choose the amount of time in which they will be parked at the location and pay the required fee. The machine will then print out a receipt which you must display in a visible manner on the front dashboard of your vehicle.

These kiosks are located on S Centre Street, Liberty Street, Pershing Street, and Washington Street. The kiosks are also found on the bottom level of the George Street Parking Garage (Hourly Public Parking), and on the MPA lots located in the 100 block of Greene Street, Liberty Street and on MPA Lot #1 located under I-68 between S Centre and S Mechanic Streets.

There are signs placed around the downtown area directing you to the closest kiosk. More kiosks are planned for future installation at various locations in the downtown area.