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A few simple facts about our new Pay by Plate Parking:


Ocean City’s paid parking season begins April 1st (as it does every year) and continues on through October 31st.


The Town of Ocean City has teamed up with Parkmobile to provide residents, businesses, and visitors the ability to conduct parking transactions by phone. Customers are able to pay for parking from their smartphones by downloading Parkmobile’s mobile application for iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry, and Amazon Fire smartphones. Look for the GREEN logo when parking in OC and get the APP today!




Download the APP Here: https://parkmobile.io/products

Or snap the QR code:



iPhone Video Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gke_w88k3Zc&feature=youtu.be

Android Video Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvp8-pvWG6Q&feature=youtu.be


Please do not park by a curb painted red, in front of any driveway without the consent of the owner, on any sidewalk, in a crosswalk, in any intersection, on any bridge or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.  It is important to note that when parking next to the curb, please park with the flow of traffic with your vehicle's wheels within 12 inches of the curb.


Note that there are posted parking regulations on Ocean City streets.  Please read those regulations before leaving your vehicle parked on the street.  Please check your vehicle daily for additional street postings as some are posted on a temporary basis for parades and other special considerations.   


If you receive a parking ticket, you may pay at the Public Safety building, City Hall or online at www.oceancitymd.gov


We have switched from a “PAY & DISPLAY” to a “PAY BY PLATE”


  • ….what this means is that when you park, you no longer get a “receipt” that you have to put in your windshield.

  • Instead, you enter your License plate at a nearby pay station & the system will recognize your “paid time” based on your vehicle. (Note: You must know your license plate number)

  • This will be camera enforced at the Inlet Parking Lot and enforced by Public Safety Aids on the Streets and Municipal Lots.


For clarifications view this Pay By Plate Parking Kiosk Instructional Video: https://youtu.be/WSWIbaMeBuI



Parking Rules and Restrictions:


  • Parking in the Inlet Lot is $3.00 per hour, and is free for all vehicles when leaving within 0-30 minutes, including handicapped.


  • Additional Street Parking & other Municipal Lot parking is $2.00 per hour with *one hour free for handicapped parking (*if leaving within 1hr).


  • A violation of Street Parking & other Municipal Lot parking will result in a physical parking ticket ($50 fine) which can  be voided if payment is made at a pay station for expired time within one hour of receiving the ticket.


  • A violation of Inlet Lot Parking will result in a mailed bill of time spent in the lot at $3 per hour, plus a $25 administrative fee. This fee will escalate to $50 if not paid within 30 days. Patrons may pay for expired time up to one hour and within one hour to avoid being billed for additional administrative costs.


  • Town of Ocean City has a “NO REFUNDS POLICY FOR PARKING”. BE SURE YOUR TIME IS CORRECT BEFORE PRESSING “YES” and committing. You are solely responsible for entering your time in the machine and verifying that the amount of time is correct and the amount you wish to pay is correct. If you are uncertain, cancel the               transaction and start over.


  • You can download the Parkmobile App and Customers are able to pay for parking at all on street and municipal lots including the inlet lot from their smartphones by downloading Parkmobile’s mobile application for iPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry, and Amazon Fire smartphones.






AT THE INLET PARKING LOT: There are parking lot ambassadors available to help you if needed. Please see the booth located in the center of the inlet parking lot.


ON STREET PARKING AND MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS: Please call the number on the front of the machine for tech support and guidance on the machine and operation. A technician will be able to assist you.




Ocean City offers additional lots and street parking that utilizes the Cale parking system if you choose not to use the Parkmobile app. Simply look for the Cale pay station and pay for the parking ($2.00 per hour; 12 hour max) with quarters and credit cards only. Return to your car to place the parking voucher inside your vehicle so it can be seen in your windshield.


You will also see additional StreetSide Cale paystation parking on selected streets, oceanside and bayside in the areas between S. Division St. and 10th St., and again at 99th St.


The Hugh T Cropper inlet Parking Lot is located at the southernmost point of Ocean City. Utilizing this parking lot makes visiting the boardwalk and beach easier and allows the visitor to relax and enjoy their activities – whether it is enjoying the rides, visiting some of the Town’s well known eateries, strolling the boardwalk, or spending the day on the beach. The parking lot has 1,200 parking spaces including 35 handicap parking spaces. There is also a passenger load and unload zone.





April 1st – October 31st – $3.00 per hour

0 – 30 minutes FREE – for all vehicles, including Handicapped




In order to accommodate our physically challenged patrons, a 30 – minute grace period is in place. This allows those person(s) to view the ocean or pick-up an item from the boardwalk. In addition, there are handicap parking spaces located near the beach as well as the boardwalk just for these purposes. However, if the length of time spent in the parking lot is 31 – minutes or more, the person will have to pay for the entire time spent in the parking lot, in accordance with the parking fees listed above.


WEST OCEAN CITY PARK AND RIDE – For more information: 410-723-2174

While you’re in town, why not give your car a vacation, too? The West Ocean City Park & Ride offers FREE ample parking at 12848 Ocean Gateway. Not only is the parking free, but the lot offers spectacular scenic views of the bay, surrounding wetlands, the Ocean City skyline and of course, the gorgeous sunsets Ocean City is known for. Visit the octagon gazebos for amazing bird-watching. And be sure to read the interpretive signs and checkout the railroad bridge and brick walkways before catching the shuttle into town. Shuttle service from the West Ocean City Park & Ride is $3 Ride-All-Day between the West ocean City Park & Ride and South Division Street Transit Center. The Park & Ride Shuttle offers service every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. and on demand at other times throughout the summer season. The West Ocean City Shuttle between the South Division Street Transit Center, West Ocean City Park & Ride, and the Tanger Outlets is a seasonal operation that begins in May and runs intermittently through October.


Please observe posted rules and regulations at the Park & Ride. Restrictions apply


  • It shall be unlawful to park any commercial vehicle unless performing services for or on behalf of the Mayor and City Council

  • It shall be unlawful to utilize any vehicle for sleeping quarters

  • No Overnight Parking Allowed – Vehicles and trailers will be towed if parked between 3:00 AM and 6:00 AM

  • Park in Designated Area Only

  • Information on Towed Vehicles Contact 410-723-6608


Getting around OC is now easier that ever. Learn more at www.ococean.com/bus





  • Worcester St., between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave.

  • Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave.

  • Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave.

  • N. Division St. & Baltimore Ave.

  • N. Division St. & St. Louis Ave. (small lot)

  • 4th St. & Baltimore Ave.

  • 2st St. & St. Louis

  • 61st St. & Coastal Hwy., (bayside)

  • 64th Street – Boat Ramp Parking Lot (for boaters launching-hourly)

  • 100th St., bayside – (2 lots) Cars & Boats (this is a trailer approved lot)


You will also see additional street side Parkeon® pay station parking on selected streets, ocean side and bayside in the areas between S. Division and 10th Street, and again at 99th St.


Cars – $10 day/ $40 week

Boat, Trailers, Oversized – $10/ $50 week  

**See town Ordinance regarding Oversized Vehicle Parking**


**NEW** – Parking restrictions for trailers & oversized vehicles

  • It is illegal to park an RV or other large vehicle (exceeding 21 ft., 2 in. or more in length, and/or 6 ft., 8 in. in width) in ANY municipal lot, on public streets or alleys between June 1 - October 31. Camping vehicles are not permitted at any time to park in the inlet parking lot.

  • No trailer or oversized vehicle parking on Baltimore Avenue at anytime.

  • No trailer is permitted on any street or paved public lot without a permit between May 1 and October 31.

  • Permits are available only to registered participants of certain special events including Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC Bikefest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ for a fee of $50 from the event promoter. Other permits will be issued on a case by case basis by the Town of Ocean City’s Director of Special Events.

  • The new ordinance applies to trailers that are both attached and detached from vehicles

  • The fine for trailer and oversized vehicle violations is $250


There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.


  1. The West ocean City Park & Ride has limited free trailer parking available starting at noon on the Friday prior to the Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC Bikefest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ events through noon on the Monday immediately following each event.

  2. The 100th St. gravel lot also has limited trailer parking for a daily fee that can be paid on site.

  3. In addition, you may make arrangements with a private property owner to park on their lot. You may not park on any public streets.


Bringing A Boat?

Keep in mind that a person may not park a boat trailer on public streets, alleys, or public parking lots from May 1 through October 1. A boat trailer may not be ticketed or towed unless a warning notice has been posted on the boat trailer at least 8 hours prior to a ticketing or towing. Trailer parking is available at 100th Street municipal lot for $10 a day or $50 a week.


For additional information on parking, please visit, www.oceancitymd.gov