Welcome to Downtown Sandusky!
Located on the shores of Sandusky Bay, Downtown Sandusky is a breathtaking destination featuring fantastic restaurants and bars, unique shopping, ferry service to the Lake Erie Islands and much more.

Downtown Sandusky offers various parking options including handicap accessible spots. On-street parking is free and is limited to two hours in most locations (please observe all posted restrictions. Free surface lots (BLUE), long-term surface lots (RED) and a covered parking structure (GREEN) are also available.

If you are utilizing one of the ferry services to get to the islands, please check with the ferry company about locations and procedures for drop-off.

For questions related to parking, please review the FAQs below the map or call 419.627.5973.

Downtown Parking

Do I need to pay to park downtown?
Are there designated areas to park if I am planning on parking overnight or long-term (more than 24 hours)?
Is there parking for disabled?
Does a vehicle with a handicap placard or tag have to observe posted time restrictions?
Is there parking available for buses, RVs, campers and other oversized vehicles?
When are the busiest times to park?
Where does the money I pay for long-term parking go?
Are there any parking holidays?
Why does downtown Sandusky have parking time restrictions?

Residential Parking

Are there designated parking areas for downtown residents?
Where can I get a residential parking permit?
If I have a downtown resident parking permit, do I have to worry about parking restrictions?
I am a short term renter (transient occupancy), can I obtain a residential parking permit?