Downtown Parking

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The Noblesville Common Council created the Noblesville Ordinance Violations Bureau for parking ordinance violations and approved a new parking ordinance at its September 28, 2021 meeting based on the parking parking pilot program that began the previous year.

With the Levinson garage opening in September 2021, it is important for the city to have a plan in place for maintenance, enforcement, and rate structure that is part of a larger parking strategy for consistent and efficient enforcement of parking ordinances, as well as integrating the newly developed garage style parking in the Levinson. To be effective, this plan must encompass existing parking and adapt to future changes due to growth and development of our downtown.

The public-private partnerships established with the Levinson, Village at Federal Hill projects, and the addition of the Hamilton County Parking Garage give Noblesville the opportunity to increase parking capacity by entering the structured parking arena. Structured parking not only maximizes developable area in our historic downtown, it also provides the ability to disguise the garages by wrapping them with context sensitive, architecturally-enhanced, residential units. Structured parking requires a different level of infrastructure, insurance, preventative maintenance, data collection and analysis, and enforcement.

The previous parking pilot program identified an increasing need for a full-time, proactive and ambassador-style operational approach to parking management and enforcement by a private third party. A private, third party ambassador-style parking management company will provide consistent and effective enforcement on street parking, surface lots and new garage style parking in the Levinson and Federal Hill; efficient management and tracking of parking permits; professional customer relations; engagement and fee collection. A private parking management company also allows public safety resources currently devoting time to parking enforcement and management to return their focus to those duties previously assigned while also providing more timely, consistent and effective enforcement and engagement in our parking program.

Denison Parking Inc., a nationally recognized parking management company, has been contracted as the parking management company. Denison Parking handles ordinance enforcement related to street and surface lot parking, control of parking in the Levinson garage, and assume permit parking registration and tracking, garage maintenance, and fee collection. Denison Parking can be contacted at (317) 770-4300 or visit their Management Service Office in the Noblesville Public Safety Building, 135 S. 9th St.

Downtown parking is separated into three locations:

  • Paid parking lots and parking garage spaces
  • Free on-street spaces
  • Two consecutive hours of free parking per day in the Yellow Zone around the Downtown Square 

Parking enforcement in lots is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parking enforcement for on-street parking is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Detailed Information
    • • Parking area in the free 2-hour zone has been expanded. Parking is for two consecutive hours per day, not per space. Once the vehicle is in a spot, the time begins and extends for 2 hours. If you stay over 2 hours or return to the 2-hour zone on the same day before 5 p.m., you may receive a ticket.
      • 20-minute parking spaces in the downtown area have been established for carryout or quick pick-up from businesses and restaurants.
      • Parking by backing into parking spaces or any other form of parking other than "head-in" is prohibited.
      • The initial cost for a parking ticket is $25.
      • The License Plate Reader (LPR) camera and software package scans vehicle license plates to enforce 2-hour time limits and metered parking violations. 

    • RED LOT CHANGES
    • • The City of Noblesville and Hamilton County have agreed to transfer the Logan Street City Parking Lot (also known as the Red Lot) from the city to the county. These changes began on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
    • • By providing additional parking for county employees and guests in this lot, the city hopes to free up additional street and lot parking for its downtown businesses and their visitors.
    • • The Red Lot will be used by county employees, jurors, and others doing business at the Hamilton County Judicial Center during normal business hours – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • • The parking lot will be available for public use during nights, weekends and holidays.
    • YELLOW ZONE
      The Yellow Zone is 2 consecutive hours of free parking per day.
    • • This area includes the nine blocks that comprise the Downtown Square.
      • The 2 consecutive-hour limit encourages turnover of parking as supported by data collected in the Downtown Parking Study.
      • Drivers may not move their cars from space to space every 2 hours in this zone.
      • The city has designated new 20-minute spaces in the downtown area for quick stops, which will not count toward a driver’s 2 hours.

    • BLUE ZONE
      The Blue Zone is free, all-day parking.
    • • Drivers who intend to stay longer than 2 hours in a single day should park in the lots or in the blue zone on streets that have no time restrictions.
      • By shrinking the 2-hour restricted parking area, 250-300 free on-street parking spaces have been added.

    • SPECIAL AREAS
      • The City Hall Lot (16. S. 10th Street) offers free, unrestricted all-day parking.
      • The Purple Lot and Clinton Street (between 8th and 9th streets) are permit only.
      • All parking lots and city/county employee lots are available for free to the public after 5 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.
    • • New parking kiosks have replaced outdated coin meters.
      • This technology allows for credit card and coin quarter payments, mobile app access and payment of parking tickets.
      • Kiosks are located in the Orange Lot(9th Street) and The Levinson Parking Garage.
      • Drivers will enter their license plate number and submit payment.
      • The cost to park in metered lots is $2 per hour. 
    • Similar to Indianapolis and Broad Ripple, Noblesville’s parking is available on the ParkMobile app. The app is free to download to your smartphone through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app will store your information for any vehicle you may be driving.
    • • Each violator (except violations of Chapter 72*) shall pay a fine and penalty to the City Court Clerk  in the sum of $25 if paid within seven (7) days of the date of the time of issuance, unless provided otherwise under Indiana law. Additional fees shall be assessed based upon the following fine schedule:

         - Unpaid between eight (8) and fourteen (14) days of the date of issuance: $30

    •    - Unpaid between 15 and 21 days of the date of issuance: $50;

    •    - Unpaid between 22 and 28 days of the date of issuance: $70;

    •    - Unpaid between 29 and 35 days of the date of issuance: $90; and

    •    - Unpaid after 36 days of the date of issuance: $110.

    • *Violators of Chapter 72 shall pay a fine in the amounts set forth in §132.02.  A violator may deny the citation in accordance with §132.01.
    • If you receive a ticket for violating the traffic ordinance, you may pay the fine at the following locations:
      • Any parking kiosk
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      • Denison Parking Management Service Office in the Noblesville Public Safety Building (135 S. 9th St.)

    • If you have a concern about your ticket, please contact Denison Parking, Inc. at (317) 770-4300.

      If you wish to contest a parking ticket, please click here to print the Court Referral Form. Return the completed form to Denison Parking at 135 S. 9th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060. Your parking fine will be frozen as of the date the appeal is received or postmarked until the appeal process has been completed. You will be contacted by the Noblesville City Court regarding a hearing date for your appeal. Please note: If you are found guilty by the Court, you will incur state-mandated court costs of $135 in addition to the original parking fine.

    Additional Links

Ordinance No. 66-09-21

How To Use The New Parking Kiosks Video

How To Use The ParkMobile App

Downtown Parking Map