Parking Press Release

Press Release

The City of Ottawa will be accepting requests for parking lot parking permits both for downtown businesses and downtown landlords. The program is currently open and accepting requests from 9/12/2023 – 9/22/2023. Once the request period is closed permits will be assigned and issued. General Guidelines

  1. Each business in the C4 District can request 1 to 2 permits for their business. (excluding First National, First Federal and the Downtown Courthouse).
  2. Landlords within the C4 District are able to request 1 permit per apartment that is occupied.
  3. Permits are valid from 7 am to 5 pm (Monday – Friday) excludes weekends and holidays.

If interested in participating in the program please pick up a request at the Ottawa Police Department 301 W. Lafayette St., Ottawa IL 61350.

All applications need to be returned by 4 PM (end of business day) on 9/22/23 to the Ottawa Police Department 301 W. Lafayette ST., Ottawa, IL 61350.

Permits will be issued by September 30th, 2023

Program will be in effect as of October 1st, 2023

Please contact the Ottawa Police Department with an questions.

Chief Brent Roalson

Reserved Parking Space Form