Business Owner & Employee Parking

Because of Ferndale’s thriving business and downtown districts, it has become necessary to create an improved parking program that balances the needs of business owners/employees with the residents and visitors they serve.

Effective spring 2016, Ferndale’s residential parking policies have changed. Those parking in Residential Parking Zones (RPZ) will now be strictly limited to two-hour time limits. Parking in Residential Permit-only Parking (R-POP) zones will be available to residents only. If you or your employees have relied on parking in residential areas adjacent to downtown, the revised RPZ and R-POP policies will now prevent this.

Long-term Parking Program 

We have worked to create a long-term parking program for business owners and employees that provides greater convenience and flexibility at a drastically reduced rate. The program provides all-day parking in long-term-designated spaces. You can park in the lot of your choosing, as long as you choose a space marked for long-term parking. The cost is $20 per month, $60 quarterly, or $240 for an annual permit.


The City’s long-term plan provides incredible value for regular parkers. The average part-time employee can park for just $5 a week—a savings of 60% off regular parking rates. 

Safety First

The safety and well-being of our community’s employees, visitors, and residents is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re parked in a public lot or on a residential street, in Ferndale or in another metro-area city, the same safety concerns exist. Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • Republic Parking takes safety concerns seriously. Part of their role in our community is walking routes between the business districts and parking areas, identifying potential issues (such as unsafe walking conditions or broken lights), and fixing or repairing problems.
  • All downtown streets and public lots are well lit, even late at night, to increase visibility and create safer walking conditions.
  • The Ferndale Police Department has a steady presence throughout the downtown, business districts, and parking areas, especially at night. To increase safety further, walk with someone else when possible, carry a cell phone, and avoid alleys and similar dark areas.

Get Your Pass

An online purchase option will be available shortly; in the meantime, purchase your parking pass quickly and easily by stopping into Ferndale City Hall, located at 300 E. Nine Mile Rd. Our customer service associates are available to serve you Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.