Monthly Parking Rate Increase to Offset Essential Garage Repairs
After six years of consistent monthly parking rates at the City of Birmingham's parking structures, on Monday, May 8, 2023, the City Commission approved a monthly rate increase to help offset the cost of essential repairs and improvements.
User-Friendly Parking Structure Equipment
Following a thorough review of the city’s parking structures, new equipment has been installed to create an easy-in, easy-out experience for all parkers. New equipment and software by TIBA Solutions provides cloud-based kiosks with user-friendly, contactless entry and convenient payment options.
Parking Systems Manager Aaron Ford and Museum Specialist Caitlin Donnelly demonstrate how to use the new parking equipment.
- Transient Parker (Non-Monthly Pass Holders)
Pull ticket at entry, scan ticket at exit
Debit/Credit Card – insert or tap to pay (no cash)
- Monthly Parking Pass Holders
Scan your parking pass, or use the TIBA Mobile Access App
Enjoy convenient payment options such as:
- Debit/Credit Card – insert or tap to pay (no cash)
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
Learn more with our frequently asked questions and answers below, or contact Parking Manager Aaron Ford at email@example.com or 248-530-1257.
Transient Parker (Non-Monthly Pass Holders) Q&A
- Am I still required to insert my credit card to enter and exit the structures?
There are now two options for entering and exiting the parking structures: 1) Insert or tap a debit/credit card, or 2) pull a ticket upon entry and scan the ticket upon exit.
- I understand that parking in all city structures is free for the first two hours. If I stay longer than two hours, what are my payment options?
You may pay via debit/credit card (insert or tap), Apple Pay or Google Pay. In the near future, the equipment will also integrate with the ParkMobile app.
Monthly Parking Pass Holder Q&A
- Will I use the same parking pass to enter and exit the structure?
No. You will receive a new parking pass. Stay tuned for information coming soon regarding your new pass.
- Is scanning my new parking pass the only way to enter and exit the structure?
No. Parking pass holders may use the TIBA Mobile Access App which enables the use of Bluetooth to enter/exit the structure without even rolling down your window. A barcode in the app can also be scanned and there is an option to enter your cell phone number for access.
- Enhanced user experience
- High-speed ticket issuance for fast vehicle entry
- TIBA Mobile Access App (enter with Bluetooth or cell number) for parking pass holders
- High resolution 10” color touch screen
- User-friendly, voice activated interface
- Barcoded tickets – quickly scan tickets on exit. No inserting tickets.
- Integrates with ParkMobile (coming soon)
- Enhanced backend management
- TIBA’s software is robust, offering a variety of reports and a cloud-based system.
- With no onsite servers, their software allows for remote updates with no downtime.
- TIBA is mobile friendly, allowing operators to see equipment health, gate arms and manage operations remotely.
City of Birmingham Parking Information
All parking meters located in the City of Birmingham offer payment by credit card as an option. Learn more at www.bhamgov.org/smartmeters.
The system does not accept cash. It does allow guests to either pull a ticket or to insert a credit/debit card on entry. Guests then can either scan the barcode on their ticket or insert their same credit/debit card on exit. Monthly permit holders simply hold up their access cards to a scanner at the entrance and exit. Monthly parkers also have the ability to use the new TIBA Mobile Access App which allows them to enter/exit the garage using either Bluetooth or a QR code. Monthly parkers can register to use the app by contacting SP+ to register their cell phone number by contacting SP+ at the information below.
In addition, each structure has signs that display the number of spots available at the structure. Those driving by the structure will easily see how many spaces are open. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-540-9690.
Less than 2 hours Free
Less than 3 hours $2
Less than 4 hours $4
Less than 5 hours $6
Less than 6 hours $8
More than 6 hours $10
Evening Parking Permits
The City of Birmingham offers Evening Only Monthly Permits at all five parking structures, allowing unlimited monthly parking to those who enter after 4 p.m. only, and leave prior to the next regular business day. The Evening Only Permit is sold at a discounted rate of $20 Off the usual monthly permit rate. For example, if you would like to park at the Pierce St. Structure, which has a monthly rate of $100 per month, the Evening Only Parking Permit will be available for just $80 per month. If you know that you could benefit from the Evening Only Permit, we encourage you to call 248-540-9690 or e-mail SP+, the City's Parking Operator, at: email@example.com.
Monthly Parking Permits
Monthly parking permits are in high demand! Regular monthly permits are now sold out at the Pierce, Peabody, and Park St. structures. However, there is plenty of availability at the Chester St. and N. Old Woodward structures If you are interested in purchasing one, or would like to be placed on a waitlist, applications for a permit can be obtained by going to the SP+ website at: http:/www.tinyurl.com/BirminghamParking.
Monthly rates are as follows:
Pierce St. Parking Structure - $100
Park St. Parking Structure - $90
Peabody St. Parking Structure - $90
N. Old Woodward Ave. Parking Structure - $90
Chester St. Parking Structure - $50
Parking Lot #6 Regular - $70
Parking Lot #6 Economy - $50
Ann St. - $40
S. Old Woodward Ave. - $35
The following are designated as legal holidays. Parking at meters spaces on these dates will be free.
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- President’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Juneteenth Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Indigenous Peoples' Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
The City’s parking policy applies to any public street that has individually marked parking spaces and all municipal lots. The City provides reserved, marked accessible spaces at the ratio of at least one parking space per 25 that exist on any city block. The spaces are metered and subject to time limitations and fees. Consistent with neighboring communities, parking for free at any meter or at yellow curbed zones is not permitted.