Changes to downtown Noblesville’s parking ordinance will take effect Jan. 21. Changes include an adjustment to hours of enforcement, location of free and time-restricted spaces and new short-duration spots.
There are three types of parking in downtown Noblesville: Paid lots, free on-street spaces and two consecutive hours of free parking per day on the Downtown Square and one block in each direction.
For the two-hour zone, the two consecutive hours is per day, not per space, meaning once the vehicle is in the spot, the time begins and extends for two hours. If the vehicle stays in the spot or returns to the two-hour zone the same day after the time has expired but before 5 p.m., a ticket may be issued. First-time offenders will be given a warning, and on the second offense, a parking ticket will be issued. Parking tickets are $20.
Two-hour zones will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and city parking lots will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All city/county parking lots are free after 5 p.m. on weekdays or all day on weekends and holidays.
“These changes should make weekday parking downtown easier for residents and visitors,” Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen stated. “Our historic downtown is the heart of our community and this program benefits the majority of those who depend on parking in downtown. Less than 500 feet from every downtown business, there will be free parking available all day.”
The capped time for the Downtown Square and one block in each direction encourages turnover and prevents drivers from moving to a new spot every two hours. By shrinking the two-hour parking area, there will be more than 250 free, unrestricted parking spaces.
In addition to the new area, the city also has created new 20-minute spaces on Logan, Conner and Ninth streets and on Maple Avenue. The spaces do not count toward a motorist’s two consecutive hours. The spaces may be used multiple times a day.
Other parking changes
● Noblesville City Hall parking lot has free, unrestricted parking available all day.
● New parking lot signs and banners will be placed on street poles to identify parking areas. The Purple and Blue lots and on-street parking on Clinton Street between Eighth and Ninth streets will remain permit only.
● New parking kiosks have replaced coin meters, allowing credit card and quarter payments and mobile app access through the ParkMobile app. Kiosks are located in the Orange and Red lots. The cost to park in these lots will remain at 25 cents per hour. If using a credit card, there is a $1 minimum total and a small transaction fee.