City of Carbondale Parking

The City of Carbondale maintains 1,265 parking spaces downtown. Meter payment is enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise noted on signage. The following code key can be used in conjunction with the metered parking lot map (PDF).

Lot Number
3 South Washington and East Mill Street
4 South Illinois Avenue and Lincoln Drive
303 S Illinois Avenue
7 108 N Illinois Avenue (Town Square Pavilion, No Meters)
8 611 S Illinois Avenue
10 200 S Illinois Avenue (City Hall)
11 110 S Illinois Avenue (Across from Mary Lou's)
12 South Illinois Avenue (Amtrak)
13 413 S Illinois Avenue (Amtrak Station to College Street)
14 200 S Illinois Avenue (Carbondale Civic Center)
15 North Illinois Avenue at Chestnut Street
16 169 N Washington Street (Across from Tres Hombres)
19 149 S Washington Street
23 100 E Jackson Street (Next to Longbranch)
24 Renfro Street South of College
25 209 S Illinois Avenue (Behind Cristaudo's)
26 901 S Illinois Avenue (Behind Harbaugh's)


City Parking Ordinances can be found in the Carbondale Revised Code. Parking permits and special parking privileges are available by calling the Parking Division.

Violation Payment by Mail

  • Return the citation with your payment to the Parking Office
  • Write citation number on check
  • Make payment to City of Carbondale

Violation Payment In Person

Bring the citation with your payment to City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. After hours payment may be made at the payment box located on the Monroe Street entrance of City Hall.

Fine Schedule

Type of Violation
Fine if Received Within 2 Days
Fine if Received Within 3 to 13 Days
Fine if Received After 13 Days
Overtime Parking
$7 $10 $20
Illegal Parking
$10 $15 $20
Handicapped Parking
Not Applicable
$250 Not Applicable
Expired Registration
Not Applicable
$35 Not Applicable