New Town of Upper Marlboro Parking Rates Effective January 9, 2023
TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS AND VISITOR-FRIENDLY PARKING RATES FOR 2023
UPPER MARLBORO, MD (Monday, Jan. 9, 2023) -- Mayor Sarah Franklin and the Board of Town Commissioners for the Town of Upper Marlboro announced new business visitor-friendly parking rates for on-street parking in downtown Upper Marlboro. These new rates were approved at the Nov. 22, 2022, regular Town Meeting and will take effect Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
These new rates will reduce the hourly rate to park at on-street meters from $2.50 an hour to just $1.00 per hour outside of courthouse operating hours. After 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and all-day Sundays, street parking is free. These new rates will affect meters on Main Street, Pratt Street, Water Street, Elm Street, and Judges Drive. The Town hopes that reducing these parking rates will help drive visitors to support our local small businesses.
“One of my goals when I ran for Commissioner was to improve the business climate in the downtown business district to enable our businesses to thrive here, and to attract new businesses to our town,” Mayor Franklin said in announcing the new parking rates. “This new parking rate structure will allow us to create a more business-friendly environment and not hurt our existing businesses, and to sustain revenues that will enable us to continue to have a balanced operating budget,” the mayor added.
The Town has also partnered with ParkMobile, a virtual parking application for day-to-day needs, where visitors can quickly pay for on-street parking and get alerts when their parking session is about to expire so they can easily extend time right from their phone.
These new rates were developed from discussions with business owners and residents, and through a comparative analysis of neighboring jurisdiction’s rates.
Please feel free to reach out to the Upper Marlboro Town Hall at Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or call 301-627-6905 with any questions or concerns.
For a copy of the Parking Rates Legislation, CLICK HERE.