- 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.
For general parking questions, please call (410) 524-0391.
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.
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 kiosk & 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.
ParkMobile App, Credit Card or Quarters Accepted.
Ocean City has partnered with ParkMobile to make it easy for you to pay for parking using your mobile device. There are three easy ways to sign up:
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:
Don't have a smart phone? No problem! You can also pay for parking using a credit card or cash.
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, year round, with the exception of some special events. Paid Parking season is in operation from April 1st to October 31st.
Need help? Parking lot ambassadors are available at the booth located in the center of the inlet parking lot (Row E).
Municipal Parking Lot Locations:
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.
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.
Ocean City is pleased to offer charging stations. For information on those locations please click here.
RVs and other oversized vehicles may not park in any municipal lot, public street or alley between May 1st and October 31st 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.
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 1st through October 1st. 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.