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Chestnut Street Garage


Your best, worry-free options are the two municipal garages -- the Bicentennial & Chestnut Street garages -- located in the center of downtown. Each provides easy access to hundreds of businesses. You pay for just what you use and never have to worry about getting an overtime parking ticket. See garage payment options. Many merchants and restaurants offer garage discount coupons.

  • The entire Justice Center Garage is free after 5:00pm on Friday and remains available for free parking throughout the weekend.
  • On Saturdays, on-street meters and parking lots are free until 5pm.
  • Parking is free at street-meters on the First Friday of each month after 5pm.
  • Attention downtown business owners -- learn how you can provide FREE parking for your customers/clients HERE.

Questions? Call the West Chester Parking Department at 610-696-4521.

The many ways to pay at Parking Meters

  • Quarters: 10-minutes for each quarter up to three hours.
  • Credit cards: $0.75 per half-hour up to three hours, no surcharge.
  • Pay-by-phone: 610-628-4255 (mobile with text ability)
  • Lots 9 and 10 use kiosks which take quarters or credit cards and provide long-term parking.

Metered/kiosk parking is enforced from 8am to 10pm Monday-Wednesday; 8am to 12am Thursday & Friday; 5pm to 12am Saturday. There is a 3-hour limit at the on-street meters downtown.

In case you're running a little late, when the time on the meter/kiosk has expired there is a 5-minute grace period. After that, parked cars are subject to an overtime parking ticket.

The following special events have a flat rate entry fee at the Bicentennial & Chestnut Street garages and parking lots:

  • Iron Hill Twilight Race Series $10.00
  • Chili Cookoff: $10.00
  • Restaurant Festival: $10.00
  • Halloween Parade: $10.00
  • Christmas Parade: $10.00

There is free parking at the downtown meters and lots on the following Borough holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Designated holidays falling on Saturday will be observed on Friday and designated holidays falling on Sunday will be observed on Monday.

Motor Coach Parking
Parking for buses and motors coaches is available downtown. See map and information.

Electric car charging station
Electric cars can be charged at the green charging station.


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