City & ABM Parking Issue MainStrasse 501 Main Lot Business & Residential Parking Permits

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington and ABM Parking have issued free MainStrasse 501 Lot Parking Permit passes in efforts to provide parking assistance for businesses and residents in the MainStrasse neighborhood.

While the parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, the permit allows businesses and residents to exceed the three hour parking limitation in the 501 Main Lot.

To apply for a parking permit, please click here or visit ABM Parking located at 501 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011 to fill out a paper form. Once the form is completed, applicants will submit the paperwork to ABM Parking for processing.

Approved parking permits can be picked up at ABM Parking’s office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To expedite the process, applicants can email ABM Parking’s Kim Perry at or fax 859-431-0012 with the completed application.

Parking is not permitted in the west end of the 501 Main Lot, in the spaces marked yellow, between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Permit holders are able to park in the spaces marked white Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or any of the spaces marked white and yellow outside of these hours.

Permits must be placed in the rear window, driver’s side, of the vehicle and are not valid for on-street parking. This is a free and optional program for businesses & residents that reside in the area.

On Tuesday evening, January 17, the Board of Commissioners voted to suspend the MainStrasse Parking Plan. The change was made in efforts to accommodate the growing area and to help alleviate parking issues experienced in MainStrasse.

Specific changes include the removal of all residential parking in MainStrasse and Mutter Gottes, the reinstatement of two-hour street parking on Main Street between 5th and 7th Street, three hour parking in the 501 Main Lot, unless a free business or residential pass is acquired, and free parking in the lot between Pershing Avenue and 7th Street.

Bakewell Street will remain a one-way street. Valet parking in front of Lisse will not be impacted by the suspension of the parking plan.

Residents who have purchased residential parking passes will be fully reimbursed by the City.  Checks will be mailed to their homes.

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