Downtown Parking

Street Parking 


**PLEASE NOTE: The time limits, days, and hours of enforcement for on-street parking in Downtown Redmond and the Redmond Central Connector public parking lot changed on January 1, 2024, to better maximize access to on-street parking for local businesses and visitors. To learn more about these changes and how they could impact you, see below.**


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Street Parking Time Restrictions

2-hour parking designations are in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding Sunday and holidays. Holidays are considered any time Redmond City Hall is closed. 

Scooters, motorcycles, and vehicles with a visible, properly displayed Disabled Parking Permit or license plate are allowed to park on-street all-day and do not require an on-street parking permit, but all are required to move their vehicle every 24 hours, or they are subject to ticketing and towing per Redmond Municipal Code 10.52.110 and 10.04.070.

Note: No person may repark a vehicle on either side of the same street in order to extend the vehicle’s parking time beyond the time limits established. A vehicle shall be deemed to be reparked and in violation of this section despite any movement of the vehicle unless the vehicle is moved to a street with a different street name than the street the vehicle was originally parked on. RMC 10.52.105.B. (Ord. 2490 § 2, 2009)


Monthly On-Street All-Day Parking Permits

A limited number of monthly on-street paid parking permits, allowing all-day parking ONLY in designated extended by permit areas, are available for sale on a monthly basis. Extended by Permit areas are designated with signs that read: OR EXTENDED PARKING BY CITY OF REDMOND PERMIT. Please refer to the Downtown Redmond Parking Map for these locations. Monthly on-street all-day permit parking is restricted to Extended by Permit areas to provide access to businesses and resources for visitors and patrons to Downtown. 

Monthly permits must be visible and displayed from the rear-view mirror. Any other placement is subject to ticketing.

The changes to on-street parking hour restriction that took effect January 1, 2024 do not impact monthly parking permits, which still allow all day parking in zones specifically marked "OR EXTENDED PARKING BY CITY OF REDMOND PERMIT". 

All monthly on-street parking permit holders are required to move their vehicle every 24 hours, or they are subject to ticketing and towing per Redmond Municipal Code 10.52.110 and 10.04.070.

Monthly On-Street Parking Permit Fee

Monthly parking permits are $50 per month. To inquire about purchasing a monthly permit, email monthly@diamondparking.com or call 1-800-828-4197.

Redmond Central Connector Lot


Adjacent to the Redmond Central Connector, located at 7541 Leary Way NE at the corner of Bear Creek Parkway and Leary Way NE. Users can enter the lot off Bear Creek Parkway. The lot has 92 parking spaces. 

It is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and is monitored Pay-to-Park lot Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Public Parking Lot Fees

Parking TimeFee
0 to 2 hoursFree
Each additional hour$1 (plus tax and convenience fee)

Public Parking Lot Mobile Payment Options

PayByPhone AppParkMobile App
Use Location #13869Use Zone #271601
Paybyphone.comParkmobile.com
866-234-7275877-727-5975
Get apps on Google Play or download at the App Store


This lot is managed by Diamond Parking. Parking lot citations will be issued for not paying required parking lot fee during required pay hours. The lot does not have in-and-out privileges, and the 2 hour free parking is only valid once per day. See parking lot “Terms and Conditions” signage at entrance of lot for citation and late fees.

Please email Diamond Parking for more information or call 206-729-0590.

Payment Procedures

  • Entering the lot and parking for two hours or less does not require any action by the user.   
  • Parking in the lot for more than two hours requires payment using the PayByPhone or ParkMobile app or by calling 866-234-7275 (PayByPhone) or 877-727-5975 (ParkMobile).
  • Payment is not required until the first two hours have passed.
  • The paid time starts at the time of payment.  
  • The parking lot is monitored every two hours by Diamond Parking lot personnel. 
  • Every two hours new vehicles parked in the lot are manually recorded by license plate.  
  • When Diamond Parking lot personnel return after two hours has lapsed, they re-inventory the license plates.
  • Vehicles that have been parked over two hours and have not paid for additional time are flagged as overtime, citation is issued.  This includes vehicles that were parked for less than two hours, left the lot, and then returned later and reparked in the lot without paying for additional parking.
  • Vehicles that have paid for additional time their plate would not be flagged. No citation issued.
  • Example: Vehicle enters the lot at 1:15pm and parks. Driver notes the lot location code (#13869 for PayByPhone or #271601 for ParkMobile) and sets themselves a 2-hour timer. At 3:14, driver uses the PayByPhone or ParkMobile app or calls 866-234-7275 (PayByPhone) or 877-727-5975 (ParkMobile) to add more time onto their stay at $1 per hour (plus tax and convenience fee). They add 2-hours to their parking time and return to their car to leave the lot by 5:15pm. Driver is in compliance and receives no citations.

Changes to on-street time limited parking in Redmond


Time-limited on-street parking space Downtown and in the Redmond Central Connector public parking lot changed to a two-hour limit to align with citywide parking regulations. Enforcement hours and days changed to 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, effective Jan 1, 2024.

These changes do not impact monthly parking permits, which still allow all day parking in zones specifically marked "OR EXTENDED PARKING BY CITY OF REDMOND PERMIT". 

Additionally, parking enforcement no longer issue warnings and vehicles that are in violation of the on-street parking restrictions will be ticketed. Monthly parking permit areas will remain the same. These changes are based on community feedback in response to City's efforts to ensure safe and efficient management of on-street parking resources in Downtown and are document in the City Council approved Downtown Parking Management Strategic Plan. The on-street time-limited parking change will encourage residents and employees to park off-street or use alternative modes of transportation, allowing greater on-street parking availability for visitors to our local businesses and restaurants. Changes will be enforced starting Jan. 1, 2024.

Parking Violations

Parking time limits are actively enforced by Redmond's contracted parking enforcement agency. Tickets are issued to vehicles exceeding the maximum parking time. Parking tickets state Reason: Exceeded Time Limit. Parking violations are $29 and payable to the King County Municipal Court. You can pay by phone, mail, or online through the King County Municipal Court and search for the case number by vehicle license, ticket number, or name.
Note:
No person may repark a vehicle on either side of the same street in order to extend the vehicle’s parking time beyond the time limits established. A vehicle shall be deemed to be reparked and in violation of this section despite any movement of the vehicle unless the vehicle is moved to a street with a different street name than the street the vehicle was originally parked on. RMC 10.52.105.B. (Ord. 2490 § 2, 2009)

Towing

Contact Police at police@redmond.gov or call 425-556-2500 for towed vehicles.

Snow/Inclement Weather Policy 

The safety of residents, visitors and employees is a prime consideration when determining if on-street time limited parking enforcement should be canceled due to icy conditions and or inclement weather. On-street time limited parking enforcement is canceled when City Hall is closed or when street driving and on-street parking conditions are affected by inclement weather conditions.

Related Ordinances & Resolutions

  • Redmond Municipal Code (RMC) Section 10.52.135
    Authority to establish parking regulations.
  • Ordinance 2476 (PDF)
    Amending RMC 10.52.135, Allowing Traffic Engineer's Designee to Establish Regulations Governing Parking on City Streets, to Revise the Maximum Penalty for Parking Violations to be Consistent with State Law, and to Provide Authority for Parking Permits.
  • Ordinance 2490 (PDF)
    Amending RMC 10.12.010 and 10.12.020, Clarifying the Authority of the Police Chief to Appoint Specially Commissioned Persons to Enforce Traffic Regulations, and the Authority for Adopting Penalties for Traffic Infractions; Adding RMC 10.52.105, Making it Unlawful to Park a Vehicle on a City Street in Violation of a Posted Time Limit.
  • Ordinance 2620 (PDF)
    Amending RMC10.52.135(D) regarding/expansion of Downtown time-limited enforcement zone boundaries, to allow the traffic engineer's designee to expand the enforcement zone to the east to include: 
    • The 165th Avenue NE on the east between NE 85th Street and NE 83rd Street
    • The portion of 161st Avenue NE between Cleveland Street and Bear Creek Parkway
  • Ordinance 2717 (PDF)
    Amending RMC10.52.135 regarding expansion of Downtown time-limited enforcement zone boundaries, to allow for expansion of the enforcement zone to:
    • 166th Avenue NE on the east between NE 85th Street and Cleveland Street on the south
    • 59th Place NE on the west to Bear Creek Parkway on the north
    • Bear Creek Parkway on the south to Redmond Way.
    • Leary Way on the south to 159th Place NE on the west
    • Redmond Way on the north to Avondale Way on the south, Cleveland Street on the south to Redmond Way on the north
  • Resolution 1308 (PDF)
    Adopting a Penalty Schedule for Civil Traffic Infractions Pursuant to RMC 10.12.020.