Stay a While

Stay a While

Whether you live or work in Naperville or are just stopping by to go shopping or visit with friends and family, the City's network of more than 500 centerline miles of roads and variety of public transportation options are intended to make it easy for you to get from point A to B.

Transportation and Parking

On March 7, 2023, the Naperville City Council approved a plan to eliminate all commuter parking permits and change all parking to daily fee parking. Below is a timeline of when to expect changes to commuter parking:

  • March 8, 2023:No new permits will be issued for any Naperville commuter parking lots except for reverse commute permits.
  • Before fall 2023: Staff will bring necessary ordinances to modify the Municipal Code to City Council for consideration.
  • Fall 2023: Modifications to the parking system will be implemented, including switching to a pay-by-plate model, and establishing all spaces as daily fee. Quarterly permits will still be valid until the end of 2023. 
  • January, 1, 2024: The use of quarterly permits for all lots will be discontinued. Current permit holders will be provided notice of this change, and the waitlists for Burlington and Kroehler permits will also be eliminated. 

In addition to the nearly 145,000 people who call Naperville home, millions of people visit Naperville each year to enjoy our unique blend of big-city amenities and small-town charm. Naperville's downtown offers an array of shopping, dining and cultural activities to fit every budget. From well-known retail stores to unique boutiques, Naperville's eclectic mix of shops beckons even the most hesitant shopper. World-class parks and unique cultural opportunities make Naperville the destination of choice for both residents and visitors. On a nice day, thousands of people come into town to stroll along the picturesque Riverwalk, play at Centennial Beach or enjoy a free outdoor concert.

There are several transportation options available to residents, visitors and those who work in and around the City, including Pace Bus, Metra and Amtrak. There are also three public parking decks and more than half a dozen surface parking lots with spaces available at all times of day or night.

Did you know?

To accommodate our residents, visitors and downtown business employees, the City has approximately

3K spaces
in public surface lots and parking decks.