Parking Pilot Program


The Noblesville Common Council approved a new parking pilot program at its October 15, 2019 meeting that simplifies the parking ordinance – including adjusting hours of enforcement, location of free and time-restricted spaces and adding new short duration spots. The parking changes in downtown Noblesville will begin on January 1, 2020.

These changes – many of which were suggested by downtown merchants – move the city closer to a better parking strategy as supported by the Parking Study data – and allows for a one-year ‘pilot’ to study the impact of these changes in order to set a permanent strategy after the Levinson parking garage opens in late 2020. It also updates a parking ordinance that has been in existence since 1989 when there was no Hamilton County Judicial Center downtown and the city’s population was one-third of today’s size.

Downtown parking will be separated into three locations:

  • Paid parking lots
  • Free on-street spaces
  • Two consecutive hours of free parking per day in the new tic-tac-toe board or hashtag area (the Downtown Square and one block away in each direction)

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 in the free 2-hour zone 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 on Logan, Conner and Ninth streets have been established.
      • Banners will be placed on street poles along with new signs to identify lots and free parking areas.
      • The initial cost for a parking ticket is now $20.
      • The License Plate Reader (LPR) camera and software package scans vehicle license plates to enforce 2-hour time limits and metered parking violations. Vehicles may not back into parking spaces in any lots or angled parking spaces.
      The Yellow Zone is 2 consecutive hours of free parking per day.
    • • This area includes the Downtown Square and a block out in each direction.
      • 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.

      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.

      • The City Hall Lot (16. S. 10th Street) offers free, unrestricted all-day parking.
      • The Purple and Blue lots 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. week-days 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 (9th Street) and Red (Logan Street) lots.
      • Drivers will enter their license plate number and submit payment.
      • The cost to park in these lots will remain at $0.25 per hour.
      • If using a credit card, there is a $1 minimum total and a small transaction fee.
    • 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.
    • If you receive a ticket for violating the traffic ordinance, you may pay the fine at the following locations:
      • Any parking meter kiosk
      • Noblesville Police Department (135 S. 9th St.)

    • If you wish to contest your ticket, please contact the Noblesville Police Department at (317) 776-6340
    Additional Links

How To Use The New Parking Kiosks Video

How To Use The ParkMobile App

Public Information Trifold Pamphlet

Updated Parking Ordinance (Ordinance #39-09-19)

Parking Pilot Approval Press Release

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