Parking Information

Ocean City has worked hard to ensure that parking is accessible for our visitors. Parking is available in city lots, private lots and on certain public streets unless otherwise noted.

Please do not park in front of any red painted curbs, or in front of any public or private driveways. It is also important to note that when parking next to the curb, please park with the flow of traffic with your vehicles wheels within 12 inches of the curb.

Parking Meters

No one wants a ticket. Parking meters/or the Cale' system of paid parking on city parking lots and city streets are in effect 24 hours a day. April 1 to October 31. These may vary in parking time allowed, so please check the hours posted on the machine prior to leaving your vehicle. The Cale' system allows you to select hourly parking & pay with a credit card, (some accept cash). $2 per hour.

They are centrally located in the parking lot or along the city streets. Pay and then take the parking voucher to your vehicle for windshield display.

Parkmobile - Pay for parking right from your phone! 

Ocean City has partnered with Parkmobile to make it easy for you to pay for parking using your mobile device. Parkmobile GraphicThere are three easy ways to sign up:

1. Download the FREE app.
2. Visit
3. Call the toll free # on Parkmobile signs and stickers throughout town. 

Once registered, use the benefits of this service as you pay throughout the downtown area. Using the app, simply enter the zone number listed on the sign to start a parking session. 

For more information, feel free to watch these demo videos for using Parkmobile via iPhone and Android phones:

iPhone Video -
Android Video -


Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations

Ocean City is pleased to offer charging stations. For information on those locations please click here.


Trailer, RV and Oversized Vehicle Parking

RVs and other oversized vehicles may not park in any municipal lot, public street or alley between May 1 and October 31 of each year by Town Ordinance. An oversized vehicle is defined as 21 feet, 2 inches or more in length, and 6 feet, 8 inches in width, needing more than one parking space. For more information, call the Ocean City Police Department at 410-723-6610. Updated ordinance highlights effective May 1, 2016 click here.

Boat Trailer Parking

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 ticketing or towing.

The Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot

809 S. Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City MD 21842

Boardwalk or beach bound? Parking is easy and convenient in this centrally located lot at the southern most point of Ocean City. The lot provides 1,200 parking spaces including 35 handicap parking spaces and quick access to our bustling boardwalk and beautiful beach. Complete with a passenger load and unload zone, this lot is open 24-hours and is in operation from April 1 to October 31.

To gain access to the lot, simply obtain a ticket at the entrance. We suggest leaving your ticket in your car as additional fees ensue for a lost or damaged ticket. Forms of payment are cash and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).


April 1st –thru Midnight of the Wednesday prior to Memorial Day  and from Midnight of Labor Day thru October 31  – $2.00 per hour

  From the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day, $3.00 per hour                               

0 – 20 minutes FREE

 NOTE: Lost ticket  $72.00


Physically Challenged Patrons:

In order to accommodate our physically challenged patrons, a 60-minute grace period is in place at the Inlet lot. In addition, handicap parking spaces are located near the beach as well as the boardwalk. However, if the length of time spent in the parking lot is 61-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.

Handicapped parking is free anywhere else in the city but with a 4 hour limit. Inlet lot specifics are above.

West Ocean City Park & Ride

12848 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City MD 21842

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 for a ride-all-day pass. This enables riders to unlimited daily trips between the Park & Ride, Ocean City Factory Outlets, and the South Division Street Transit Center.

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

Additional Parking Lots

Ocean City offers additional lots and street parking that utilizes the Cale' parking system. Simply look for the Cale' pay station and pay for the parking (2.00 per hour, 12 hour max. ) with quarters or your credit card. Return to your car to place the parking voucher inside your vehicle so it can be seen in your windshield.

  • 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.
  • 1st. St. & St. Louis
  • 61st St. & Coastal Hwy., bayside

100th St., bayside. This is also a boat trailer approved lot. Fee for this lot is $10 a day or $50 a week, April 1st – October 31st.

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.

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.

Rate Information

  • Cale' parking rate, April 1 through October 31, $2.00 per hour, 24 hours a day