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New Parking Rates Go Into Effect at Montgomery County-Operated Garages, Parking Lots and Street Meters in Downtown Silver Spring on Monday, Nov. 2

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New parking rates at Montgomery County-operated garages, parking lots and street meters in Downtown Silver Spring will go into effect beginning on Monday, Nov. 2, and will be implemented in stages over the course of the month. The Montgomery County Council adopted the parking rates as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 budget process. 

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), which operates public parking in the County, will modify the hourly rates in accordance with Resolution 19-441, ‘Setting Transportation Fees, Charges, and Fares.’  Parking revenues  are used to directly support and benefit Downtown Silver Spring and Montgomery Hills by operating and maintaining parking facilities through customer service, cleaning, facility maintenance and security services. The Parking Lot District also provides financial support to the Silver Spring Urban District for programs such as sidewalk and lighting maintenance and clean-and-safe crews throughout the Downtown.

MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management will place informational signs about the new rates at garages and lots in advance of the planned changes.

The new parking rates will be:


  • $195.00 monthly access at Garages 60 and 61
  • $132 per month at long-term meter with a Parking Convenience Sticker monthly permit
  • $12 per day with a daily parking permit

All other rates, including carpool passes, remain unchanged. Days and hours requiring payment remain unchanged.

MCDOT continues to enhance its transportation options and support clean energy solutions with the deployment of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at six garages and lots in Silver Spring. Parking is available for four hours at these spaces using the system and electricity rates are charged at $0.13/kWh. For more information on the program, visit

MCDOT offers further assistance to commuters, businesses and residents in the Downtown Silver Spring area, including help with finding carpools and vanpools that qualify for reduced parking rates in County parking facilities and other information to help reduce transportation costs. Programs include FareShare transit subsidies and discounts for bikeshare and e-scooters for low-income residents. For more information, visit the TRiPS Commuter Store located on the second level of the Silver Spring Transit Center or go to

For ongoing updates, follow @MCDOTNow and @MCDOT_Parking on Twitter. For additional information on parking options in Silver Spring, other parking lot districts and other parking programs in the County, go to the Division of Parking Management’s website.

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Release ID: 20-617
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389