Downtown Commuter & Public Parking

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Downtown Palatine Commuter/Metra & Public Parking Options

Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest Line has a train station, located at 137 W. Wood Street, in Downtown Palatine. The Village of Palatine is responsible for the maintenance and management of the train station, Gateway Center parking garage, and surrounding commuter parking lots. In addition, the Village also maintains a number of public parking lots and spaces throughout the downtown area.

Commuter/Metra parking Options

To meet the varying needs of commuters, the Village provides the following parking options for those looking to utilize the Palatine Metra station (click here to see the parking map):
  • Daily parking is available to anyone in Commuter/Metra parking lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13 and the Gateway Center parking deck at the rate of $2.00 per day. Payment boxes (cash only) are conveniently located in each lot, while the payment boxes for the Gateway Center parking deck are located on the eastern access platform as you exit the parking garage at track level.
  • Monthly parking permits are available for residents and non-residents in the Gateway Center parking deck, as well as Lots 11 & 14 for $40 per month. 
  • Quarterly parking permits are available for Palatine residents in the Gateway Center Parking Deck, as well as Lots 11 & 14, for $120.
  • Annual parking permits are available for Palatine residents in the Gateway Center parking deck for $480.
Parking permits can be purchased by mailing in the application along with payment, or can be paid for in person at the Finance counter in Village Hall. After hours payments can be dropped off in the night drop box located on the second floor of the Village Hall or in the drive-up drop box located adjacent to the Village Hall building (near the Park District tennis courts). For a parking permit application, please click here.
Questions about commuter parking permits, permit applications, lots, or general commuter parking questions can be referred to (847) 202-6671.

Public Parking Options

In addition to the commuter/Metra parking options outlined above, the Village also maintains several public parking lots and spaces throughout downtown Palatine. Click here to view the Village Downtown Parking Map. It should be noted that ALL spaces within the commuter lots (except for Lot 11) are open to the general public on nights (after 5:00 PM) and weekends. 
There are also several on-street parking spaces throughout the downtown area that are available for general public use. Please refer to the posted signage for the applicable restrictions. Within downtown Palatine, which includes the area bound by Palatine Road, Smith Street, Wood Street, and Plum Grove Road, on-street parking for a period of 15 minutes or more is prohibited between the hours of 1:30 AM and 6:00 AM on Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 3:30 AM and 6:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

Downtown Palatine Commuter/Metra & Public Parking Map

For Metra schedule and fares, click here. 

2014 Parking Holidays

The following dates are considered parking holidays for 2014:   
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 New Years Day
Monday, May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4, 2014 4th of July
Monday, September 1, 2014 Labor Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Thanksgiving Day
Friday , November 28, 2014 Day Following Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 25, 2014  Christmas Day

Village Hall Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
200 East Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois 60067 P. (847) 358-7500
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