Most of us who love to come downtown would prefer the ability to park right in front of our destination of choice. Once in a while we can. Often we must park just down the block or 2 block away and walk.

Click here for a downtown parking map and guide.

Click here for details about the pay-by-plate parking meters in the off-street parking lot.

Click here to pay a parking citation. 
To contest a parking citation, following the prompts on the screen. You will receive a response within 14 days via email. Failure to pay citations promptly within a 21 day period, may result in extra late fees being attached or your vehicle being towed. 

Click here to apply for a Temporary Construction Permit. 

Downtown Idaho Falls Parking Comparison This illustration shows the footprint of the Grand Teton Mall (in red) overlaid on top of our historic downtown. Consider that a stroll from one end of the mall to the other is the same distance as walking from Yellowstone Highway to Memorial Drive. Walk the mall in the other direction and it is the same distance and walking from Constitution Avenue over to Broadway.


Most on-street parking around downtown is limited to two hours. If you are making a short trip downtown, open spaces are abundant, but you may have to park around the corner from your destination. If so, you can enjoy a stroll along some of our historic streets.


There are several free all-day parking lots around the downtown area. Lots are located off Yellowstone Ave along the railroad, behind the buildings south off Broadway between Shoup & Park (the first few rows are 2 hour parking – please look for signs), most streets north of Constitution, corner of D Street and Park and across the street on D Street, corner of E Street and Capital and on the corner of Constitution and Shoup.


The IFDDC operates four pay-to-park parking lots in the heart of downtown – B Street East and B Street West lots are at 451 B Street (near the south east corner of Capital and B Street), the third is along the Yellowstone Highway between A and B Streets and the fourth is between Broadway and A Street behind Smokin’ Fins and Lucy’s Pizza. The Capital Lot we manage is reserved permit parking only, hourly parking is not available in that lot.

Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for a one day pass. These fees can be paid at the meter with a card, coins or through the app on your phone.  Monthly passes can be obtained for $35. Call us at (208)535-0399 if you are interested in a monthly pass.  Overnight parking is not allowed without permission.

Bona-fide residents of the downtown area may apply for a permit which will exempt them from the parking limits established for parking spaces within the off-street City owned parking lot located south of Broadway between Park Avenue and Shoup.

This residential permit is not valid for parking in the 2-hour parking spaces on the streets or in our Pay-to-Park lots. The cost of each permit is $50.00/annually. Only one (1) permit per licensed driver is allowed. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle so it is visible from outside the vehicle, whenever they are parked in the designated city parking lot. It is unlawful to transfer or allow another person to use this permit. Contact 208-535-0399 for more information.