The Ellicott City Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to the historic preservation and economic revitalization of the Ellicott City, MD Historic District.
Everything You Need To Know About Parking In Ellicott City
New rules and regulations in effect as of February 4th, 2013
Rules are in effect 10am til 6pm seven (7) days a week.
Main Street and Maryland Avenue (In front of the B & O Museum & The Phoenix Emporium) are now paid spots! Fee is $1.00 for 1 hour and there is a limit of 2 hours at these locations – you can not park more than two hours.
Lot A on Oella Avenue just past the Trolley Stop is completely free with no time restrictions.
Lot B just this side of the river on the right as you come into town from Catonsville is 50¢ an hour with NO limit.
Lot C just passed the red caboose on Maryland Avenue is 50¢ an hour with no time limit.
Lot D behind the Welcome Center – front part with yellow linesis paid at 50¢ an hour with NO time limit. Back part with white lines is free.
Lot E behind the Micro Brewery is paid at 50¢ an hour with NO time limit.
Lot F behind the log cabin off of Ellicott Mills Drive is completely free with no time restrictions.
Parking along Ellicott Mills Drive is completely free with no time restrictions.
There are a total of twelve (12) Meter Kiosks in town - eight (8) along Main Street, one on Maryland Avenue right at Main Street by the Phoenix Emporium, one on Lot E near the exit ramp to Court Avenue and two on Lot D, one at the entrance to Classic Interiors & Su Casa along Forrest Street and one immediately behind the Welcome Center at the entry to Lot D.
This may be hard to believe but all the information one needs is available on the Meter Kiosk itself or by pressing the buttons on the Meter.
Meters accept coins (quarters, dimes, nickels) and VISA, MasterCard and Discover. The meters do not accept American Express or dollar bills.
NEW! You may begin paying the meters at 8:30AM and the time will not begin to count down until 10AM.
Change is available at the Welcome Center
You will not receive anything to put on your dashboard – the system is electronic and knows that you have paid!
You must note and remember your space number.
You can pay for any parking space at any Meter Kiosk.
You can add time to any parking space from any Meter Kiosk.
You can also check how much time is left at your paid space by entering your number at any Meter Kiosk.
If you are trying to pay for a space and the Meter Kiosk you are at is not working, go to another Meter Kiosk and pay there. An out of order meter does not excuse you from paying for your space.
In order for residents and/or shop owners to make “quick” stops to run in and run out and to allow parkers to get to a Meter Kiosk and pay, there is a fifteen (15) minute grace period at each paid spot.
Parking can be found on a Free downloadable phone app called Parker by Streetline.
An individual with a disability to whom a special plate or parking permit for individuals with disabilities has been issued under the Maryland Vehicle Law:
May park in the areas designated with the wheelchair emblem or established for individuals with disabilities;
May park for unlimited periods in parking zones restricted as to the length of parking time permitted; and
Is not required to pay parking meter fees established by the county. (b) Exceptions. The provisions of this section do not apply to zones where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited to all vehicles or which are reserved for special types of vehicles, nor does this privilege apply where there is an ordinance prohibiting parking during heavy traffic periods during morning, afternoon or evening rush hours, or where parking would clearly present a traffic hazard.
New parking app available for the Historic District!
In Ellicott City? Need Parking?
Don’t spend all your time driving up and down Main Street looking for an open parking spot.
We’ve got an APP for that!
Now with the FREE Parker™ app from Streetline you can be guided to open spaces both on the street and in the lots.
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1. Providing a forum for information and opinions concerning the diverse communities of interest in historic Ellicott City.
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3. Promoting a high quality of physical, social and economic environment.
4. Assisting the preservation and restoration of historic features by making and receiving grants, gifts, endowments and other resources for the above purpose.
Historic Ellicott City is an evolving community that is a unique resource. It is a living, dynamic locale of interconnected and interdependent groups including merchants, residents, county government, preservationists, visitors and historians who find the unique nature of Ellicott City's history, physical environment, aesthetics and social setting to be a valuable resource of local, regional and national importance.