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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Pilot Parking Program Permits go on sale June 1st

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The City of Whitefish is pleased to announce a Downtown Whitefish Parking Permit Pilot Program (viewable PDF). The program will run from July 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021. The cost of the program will be $20 per month, per license plate, per permit. A limited number of permits will be made available in downtown surface lots and on the third level of the Whitefish downtown parking structure. Public time-limited parking will continue to be available in the surface lots.


“This pilot program is an important part of implementing the Whitefish Parking Management Plan and an effort to begin the process of providing affordable all-day permitted parking for downtown business owners and employees, to alleviate the need for business owners and employees to move their vehicles to avoid parking citations, and to ensure that on-street parking in front of businesses is available for customers of downtown businesses”, said City of Whitefish Parking Coordinator and Administrative Services Director, Michelle Howke. “The pilot program will also provide important data to form future parking management decisions”, Howke added.


Permits will go on sale June 1, 2021 through an online portal on the City of Whitefish website, Enforcement of the permit program will be through the city’s new License Plate Recognition System mounted on the City’s new parking enforcement vehicle.


Permits will be valid at the following parking lot locations: 

  • Public Parking lot south of the Library (West side of lot)
  • 1st and Spokane parking lot
  • Uncovered lease parking of the Parking Garage
  • 3rd Street and Central Avenue

Permits are valid Monday-Friday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm and can be used in any of the four lots provided, on a first-come first-serve basis. To avoid a citation, permit holders are asked to park in space designated for unlimited daytime parking.


For more information, please contact Michelle Howke at or call (406) 863-2400.

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