Parking Information

Our enhanced pre-payment system eliminates queuing

Electronic multi-space pay stations are available in all Convention Center public parking lots and garages. These pay stations accept US bills as well as debit/credit cards.

Convention Center parking rates remain the same and range from free (0-15 minutes) to a $12 maximum for 4+ hours. The pay stations are easy to use and will be familiar to those who park in Tacoma’s downtown core. Simply park, remember your space number, proceed to the pay station, and insert payment.

This enhanced pre-payment system eliminates queuing at parking lot entrances and exits. Event planners also have the option to arrange validation coupon codes making the process streamlined for those who want to pre-arrange patron event parking.

In partnership with Republic Parking Northwest, Inc., we strive to explore opportunities to enhance the service offered to our patrons. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to speak with your Sales Manager, Event Manager, or contact Republic Parking directly at 253.627.4401.


What is an electronic multi-space pay station?
A kiosk-style electronic parking meter that handles payment for multiple parking spaces, eliminating the need for individual meters at each parking space.

How does the parking system work?
It’s as easy as (1) park, (2) remember your parking stall number, (3) proceed to the electronic pay station and (4) pay (or enter validation coupon code). That’s it!

What are the parking rates?*

  • 0-15 minutes – No Charge
  • 0-4 hours - $6; 4+hours - $12

What forms of payment are accepted at the pay station?
US bills including $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills as well as VISA and MasterCard debit/credit cards. Please note: no change will be given so please pay with exact bills. No refunds will be given.

Is parking validation available for my event?
Yes, please speak with your Sales or Event Manager for more information and to arrange parking validation coupon codes for your event.

Can I use the remaining time on my parking receipt elsewhere in the City of Tacoma?
No, paid parking in Convention Center lots and garages is not valid in other locations.

What are the parking lot hours?
All Convention Center parking lots are open 24 hours a day except the 2nd Floor interior A-lot garage which is open during events.

Who do I contact for more info or assistance with the Convention Center parking system? The Convention Center parking facility is managed by Republic Parking NW, PO Box 1112, Tacoma, WA 98401. Phone: 253.627.4401

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