The City’s parking operations are governed by the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority, a citizens board established in 2018 via Ordinance 0-41-18.

The City contracts with ABM Parking Services for day-to-day operation of public parking garages, lots, and on-street metered parking spaces, including collecting fees and enforcement. For questions, contact:

ABM Parking Services
501 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011


Where To Park

Click within the interactive map to find locations of garages, surface lots, and on-street metered parking. Streets not shown with meters generally have free parking:


Parking by the hour

On-street meters:

On-street parking meters operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The cost equates to $1.50 an hour (with the first 15 minutes free). The City has about 450 metered spots in high-demand areas designed to help neighboring small businesses and restaurants by encouraging continuous turnover.

Meters can be paid with coins or by phone by downloading the PassportParking® app from the App Store and Google Play. The download is free, but there is a 25-cent convenience fee with each parking purchase. For instructions, see HERE.

City-owned surface lots (see signs for rates and hours):

  • East 8th Street Lot South (kiosk): 17 E. Eighth St., Covington 41011
  • 400 Madison Street Lot (8 metered spots): 425 Madison Ave. Covington 41011

City-owned parking garages (see signs for rates and hours):


Parking by the month

To obtain monthly parking pass or verify pricing, contact ABM Parking Services at (859) 431-7049.

  • Surface lots
  • 400 Madison Lot: 425 Madison Ave., Covington 41011
  • East 5th Street Lot: 15 E. Fifth St., Covington 41011
  • East 8th Street Lot North: 16 E. Eighth St., Covington 41011
  • East 8th Street Lot South: 17 E. Eighth St., Covington 41011
  • East 9th Street Lot: 22 E. Ninth St., Covington 41011
  • L Lot / Dressman Lot: 639 Scott St., Covington 41011
  • West 9th Street Lot: 7 W. Ninth St., Covington 41011
  • Floodwall and West lots: North side of West Rivercenter Boulevard, just east of Johnson Street (lots are separated by a pumping station).
  • Garages
  • Rivercenter Garage: 10 Rivercenter Blvd., Covington 41011
  • Midtown Garage: 25 E. Fifth St., Covington 41011
  • Hotel Covington Garage: 27 E. Pike St., Covington 41011

Residential Parking Program

The Residential Parking Program operates only in the Historic Licking Riverside neighborhood, which is bordered by the Ohio and Licking rivers, runs south to Eighth Street and west to the north-south alley between Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard.

As indicated by posted signs, vehicles parked within these zones must display a parking permit. Only neighborhood residents with a permit can park. Residents who do not have a permit must comply with on-street signage requirements.

About the permits:

  • Cost is $80.
  • Are issued annually and expire in December.
  • Include one visitor pass.
  • Each household can obtain up to two permits and two visitor passes in a given year.
  • Are coded to each resident's address for verification.
  • Permits are window stickers and must appear in the rear window on the driver's side of the vehicle. Visitor passes must be hooked onto the rear-view mirror of visitors’ cars.
  • Are valid only in the Licking Riverside neighborhood -- NOT at meters, in lots or garages, or other public parking areas.

To apply for a permit, fill out this PERMIT APPLICATION and mail it or deliver it in person, as explained on the form. Here is a BROCHURE about the Historic Licking Riverside residential parking permit program.

Parking Citation

Payment: Parking tickets can be paid online at or in person at Midtown Garage, 501 Scott Blvd., across from the Kenton County Public Library.

Appeals: To appeal a parking citation, you must schedule a hearing before the Parking Violation Hearing Board. To do that, complete this APPEAL FORM and submit it to the Covington Police Department within 7 days of you getting the ticket. Instructions are on the form.

You can e-mail completed forms and attachments to or deliver them in person between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (but not holidays), to the Police Department at One Police Memorial Drive, Covington, KY 41014.

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