Downtown Parking

The affected area in Downtown Redmond is bounded by NE 90th Street, 164th Avenue NE, continuing to NE 85th Street and then east to 166th Avenue NE to Redmond Way to Cleveland Street, to Leary Way NE, to 159th Place NE, to Bear Creek Parkway, and continuing on Redmond Way to the Sammamish River and NE 85th Street and then to 154th Avenue NE.

Permits, Procedures, & Lots

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.

Time Restrictions

2-hour parking designations, with some exceptions including 3-hour, 1-hour or 15-minute load/unload, are in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Holidays are considered any time Redmond City Hall is closed. 

Scooter, motorcycle, and disabled on-street parking is available all-day and does not require an all-day parking permit.

Monthly On-Street All-Day Parking Permits

A limited number of monthly paid parking permits, allowing all-day parking in designated extended by permit zones, are available for sale on a monthly or annual basis. 

Permit Fees

Permit TimeFee
Monthly Permit$50 per month
Yearly Permit$600 per year


To purchase a permit, call 425-556-2433 and press option 1.

Daily On-Street Parking Permits

One-day on-street parking passes are available for purchase for $5 per day. Day passes allow the vehicle to be parked longer than the posted on-street time limit.

The pay station is located at the Redmond Central Connector Pay-to-Park lot located at the corner of Bear Creek Parkway and Leary Way NE. The entrance to the lot is on Bear Creek Parkway. 

The pay station accepts cash or credit (no coins). Place ticket on dash. This pass is valid for on-street anywhere in the affected Downtown parking area.

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 violations are $29 and payable to the King County Municipal Court.

Please note:
Moving a vehicle and re-parking within the same day on the same street is subject to violation.

Public Parking 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 Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking Fees

Parking TimeFee
0 to 4 hoursFree
Over 4 hours$5


This lot is managed by Diamond Parking. Parking lot citations will be issued for not paying required parking lot fee during required pay hours. Parking citations are $30. 

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

Related Ordinances & Resolutions

  • Redmond Municipal Code (RMC) Section 10.52.135
    Authority to establish parking regulations.
  • Ordinance 2476 (PDF)
    Amending RMC 10.52135, 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 10.12020, 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 10.52105, Making it Unlawful to Park a Vehicle on a City Street in Violation of a Posted Time Limit.
  • Ordinance 2620 (PDF)
    Amending RMC 10.52.135(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 65th 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 RMC 10.52.135 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.