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Department of Public Works

Gerry Kaiser, P.E.: Director of Public Works

211 Walnut St., P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54957-0426
Phone: 920-886-6240 Fax: 920-886-6250 Email:

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Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Parking Downtown

Upcoming Changes to Downtown Parking

Over the next couple of months, the city will be implementing the new downtown parking management system.  For updates and public releases, check out the links below.  Stay tuned, as there will be several notices to come!

Visiting Downtown: Where to Park

Downtown NeDowntown Public Parking Mapenah hosts convenient, free parking for its visitors. Currently, 2-hour parking is available throughout the majority of the downtown. If you plan on visiting for more than 2-hours, there are meters just a block away on Doty Avenue and Church Street – for as long as you need at $0.30 per hour. If you’re coming during the evening hours, the permit lots are open to the public for free anytime after 4 p.m. The map here shows you where you can find the right parking spot for you: Click here to download a copy of the Downtown Public Parking Map.

Need more parking information? We’ve got the specifics on your parking needs below:

Weekends & Holidays

Weekends and holidays are a great time to visit downtown Neenah, because you can visit as long as you need and for free – even in the metered spots. All of the 2-hour time limits and meter charges are not enforced on these days.

Evening Hours

Did you know that you can park in the ramp for free after 4 p.m.? In the map above, all of the permit lots marked in tan are available to the public after 4 p.m.  If you’re looking to park overnight in the downtown area, check out our page on overnight parking here.

Time Limits

On weekdays, general 2-hour parking applies from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. As there are always a few exceptions out there, be sure to check that the official parking signs do not say otherwise. The time limits are not in affect on weekends or holidays.


On weekdays, the hours of operation for metered stalls are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meters are rated at $0.30 per hour and will take quarters, dimes, and nickels only. There is no charge for metered spaces on weekends or holidays.

The “No Reparking” Rule

To keep the spaces available for visitors of the downtown, Neenah has a “No Reparking” rule in time limit areas. This means that it is not OK to park for 2 hours and move to another 2 hour space. If you need more time than 2 hours, metered parking is available for you. If you are an employee of the downtown, the City has permits available in many of our lots nearby.


Full-time employees are expected to purchase a downtown district permit. In some cases, permits may be provided by your place of work. Part-time employees may also purchase a downtown district permit. To view information on parking permits, click here. If you are looking for an alternative to purchasing a permit, you may use the metered spaces nearby or the unrestricted on-street spaces a few blocks away.


Residents of the downtown core are expected to purchase a downtown district permit. If you are renting, check to see if any permits are provided by your landlord as part of your rent. To view information on parking permits, click here. With regards to parking overnight, parking on downtown streets is not permitted; however, many of the of public lots are available. Click here to view the overnight parking page for options available to you.