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Wilmington’s new parking rates now in effect, hourly on-street rates up

Wilmington's new parking fees for downtown on-street meters and parking decks are now in effect.

Wilmington City Council voted to increase hourly parking rates in May. Now, those changes take effect in 2019. (Port City Daily/File photo)
Wilmington City Council voted to increase hourly parking rates in May. Now, those changes take effect in 2019. (Port City Daily/File photo)

WILMINGTON — As of today, Wilmington’s parking fees have shifted. Some fees are more costly, while some are more parking-friendly.

Wilmington’s City Council voted to approve the fee change for it nearly 3,000 downtown parking spaces in May, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Rates for the city’s 800 on-street meters have increased from $1.25 an hour to $1.50 an hour.

At the 2nd Street and Market Street public parking decks, the daily maximum increased from $7 to $10. But it’s not all bad; instead of getting the first hour free at these decks, now, parking is free for an hour and a half.

The daily maximum rate at the Hannah Block and 2nd Street surface lots increased from $7 to $8, with hourly rates decreasing from $1.25 an hour to $1 an hour, for up to five hours.

Parking at on-street meters is always free on Sundays and daily after 6:30 p.m.

Check out the full fee schedule change here.


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