Parking

Parking in Ocean City, NJ

Parking meters and fees for surface lots are in effect from early May through early October each year.
 
 
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS
Surface lots are available throughout the city and serve the beach and boardwalk area, the downtown retail district and other spots in town. Rates vary depending on demand but never exceed $20 per day. Some lots include parking meters, and some are free. Click on image above for an interactive map of all lots in Ocean City. Payment can be made by cash or credit card.
 
PARKING METERS
Fees range from 25 cents per hour in the area of downtown Asbury Avenue to $1.50 per hour (25 cents for 10 minutes) in the beach and boardwalk zone. Time limits range from one to eight hours. Payment can be made by coins, credit card or through a new smartphone app.
 

NEW PARKING METER APP
Drivers can pay to park with their smartphones using a new app for iPhone, Android, Windows, Amazon, and Blackberry phones, or by calling the toll-free number on the green meter stickers. Users must first must register either by downloading the mobile app in their phone’s app store (search "parkmobile") or online at www.parkmobile.com. Once registered, they may use the mobile app, internet, or the toll-free number to pay for parking. After setting up their account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone.

This service provides customers the ability to receive alerts when their meter time is about to expire, extend their time remotely without returning to the meter, utilize credit cards in locations that do not offer manual credit card payments, as well as print and keep receipts for parking. Additionally, enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using their wireless handheld devices, so customers should not worry when the meter does not change. Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution is an added payment option and is intended to complement existing parking payment options. All existing forms of payment are still valid for use.

Time limits on all parking meters will still apply -- with the app not allowing users to extend their time beyond the limit. The new app includes a 45-cent transaction fee for each use.

 
METERED PERMITS
Metered permits are available for $150 for the season and apply to the lots at Seventh Street and Central Avenue, the Transportation Center (Ninth Street and Haven Avenue) and 12th Street and Asbury Avenue. Fees are prorated by the number of full and partial months left until the end of the season. Permits are valid for one vehicle and are not interchangeable. Call or visit the Transportation Center at 10th Street and Haven Avenue at 609-398-9030 to purchase permits.
 
BUS PARKING
Bus parking will be allowed as follows:
  • Transportation Center. 7 a.m. to midnight. $75 with reservation, $100 without reservation.
  • The west side of West Avenue in front of the Ocean City Primary School in designated spots only. July through August only (7 a.m. to midnight). $75 with reservation, $100 without reservation.
  • Nonprofit groups with proof of nonprofit status shall pay a fee of $25 for parking at both of the above locations with reservation; $50 without reservation.

Call or Transportation Center at 609-398-9030 to make reservations or for further information.

 
OVERSIZED VEHICLES
Oversized vehicles (motor homes, buses, construction vehicles, vehicles with trailer, etc.) are not permitted to be parked at the following lots unless given permission and a permit (call 609-398-9030):
  • Shelter Road parking lots
  • 9th and Boardwalk (north and south lots)
  • Atlantic Avenue (between Moorlyn and 9th Street lot)
  • Moorlyn Terrace lot
  • 8th and Boardwalk (north and south lots)
  • 5th and Boardwalk lot
 
PERMIT PARKING ON SURFACE LOTS
Permit parking will be allowed on the following lots:
  • Ninth Street and Boardwalk metered lot (also called Alpha A Lot).
  • Atlantic Avenue Lot (between Ninth Street and Moorlyn Terrace)
The rates for these lots are established as follows:
  • Ninth Street and Boardwalk metered lot (also called Alpha A Lot)  - $1,100
  • Atlantic Avenue Lot - $800
Replacement of lost or stolen gate card passes shall be $15.00. Damaged cards turned in for replacement shall be no charge.
 
 
OFF-SEASON PARKING FOR VEHICLES AND BOATS ON TRAILERS
Motorized vehicles and boats on trailers are allowed long-term parking on the 9th Street and Boardwalk Lot and the Atlantic Avenue Lot in designated spots during the period of November 1st and March 31st with proper application and approval by the Division of Parking Regulations. The rate shall be sixty ($60.00) dollars per month and any portion thereof.
 
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT LOCATIONS

Manned Lots:
 
Alpha – 9th St & Bdwk – south
Beta – 9th St. & Bdwk – north
Delta – Moorlyn Terrace & Bdwk
Baker – 8th St. & Bdwk – south
Echo – 8th St. & Bdwk – north
Foxtrot – 5th St. & Bdwk
 
Permit Lots:
 
Charlie – Atlantic Ave between 9th St. & Moorlyn Terrace
 
Metered/ Manned Lots:
 
Golf – Atlantic Ave – across the street from the high school by the tennis courts
 
Metered Lots:
 
Longport Bridge
7th St. & Central Ave
8th St. & Central Ave – behind City Hall
9th St. & Asbury Ave – behind Mark Soifer Park
Alpha A – 9th St. & Bdwk, between movie theater and Alpha Lot
12th St. & Asbury Ave.
14th St. & Ocean Ave.
59th St. & the ocean
 
Non Metered or Manned Lots:
 
5th St & West – by the firehouse
Transportation Center

 

Privately Operated Parking Lots:

BEACH & BOARDWALK PARKING 1327 OCEAN AVE
PARK AMERICA INC OF NJ 1101 OCEAN AVE
JILLY'S PARKING 1168 BOARDWALK
S & T AMUSEMENTS INC 1020 BOARDWALK
PARK AMERICA INC OF NJ 1111 OCEAN AVE
TAHITI INN PUBLIC PARKING 1115 OCEAN AVE
WATERPARK PARKING 840 PLYMOUTH PL
BEACHSIDE PARKING 3336 WESLEY AVE