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We can be reached at:
Telephone: (732) 345-8135
Fax: (732) 530-4718


Name Title Email Phone #
Bill Wilk .    - - -      bwilk@redbanknj.org (732) 345-8135


Hours of Operation

Permit parking spaces are located in designated sections of the following lots:

  • Gold Street
  • Great Swamp
  • Mechanic Street
  • Union Street
  • Wallace Street
  • White Street

Enforcement for these permit parking spaces is Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 2:00PM. After 2:00PM these spaces become metered parking open to the public. Free parking after 6:00PM on weekdays and all day Sunday.


Time limits and hours of enforcement for parking meters are posted on signs in every metered area, as well as on each parking meter.

The purpose of time limits is to ensure that parking spaces regularly become available for customers of area business and visitors to the downtown.



Parking meters are enforced in the Borough of Red Bank on Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, with the following exceptions:

  • Permit Parking in Borough Lots Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Free Parking after 6:00PM Monday thru Saturday and all day Sunday


Time limits and hours of enforcement for parking meters are posted on signs in every metered area, as well as on each parking meter.

All meters will accept smart cards, U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters. It is illegal to put anything other than these coins in a meter, or to tamper with a meter in anyway.


Street Meter Rates

Four hour maximum time limit.

  • 15 minutes—$0.25
  • 30 minutes—$0.50
  • 1 hour—$1.00
  • 4 hours—$4.00


Lot Meter Rates

Four hour maximum time limit.

  • 5 minutes—$0.05
  • 10 minutes—$0.10
  • 30 minutes—$0.25


Kiosk Rates

Starting July 1, 2016 Fees for public parking lots & streets are as follows;

  • In designated borough lots — 1 hour/$1.00
  • On borough streets - 1 hour/$1.50 

About the Smart Card

The smart card is specifically geared towards the convenient use of downtown meters.

The Smart Way to Pay for Parking

To pay for parking with your Smart Card, simply insert it into the slot on the parking meter. The meter will read the tiny microchip embedded in your card and show you how much money is left on your Smart Card.

Your card will automatically begin adding time to the meter in 30 minute increments, deducting that amount of money from the remaining value on your card. When you reach the desired amount of time on the meter, remove your card from the slot.

Cards will not add time beyond the meter's pre-set limit. For example, if your meter is zoned for four hour parking, you will not be able to pay for more than four hours.

  • Convenient—The Smart Card can be used instead of coins at all parking meters in Red Bank.
  • Economical—Just pay for the parking you use. At the parking meter, unused time can be credited back to the Smart Card.
  • Reusable—Smart Cards can be easily replenished at the Parking Utility (if you already own a Smart Card and it is still fully functional. Do not replace it; just replenish parking time as needed.)

Using Smart Cards

The Red Bank Parking Utility has equipped all meters to accept Smart Cards as well as coins!

You won't have to hunt for quarters when you want to park at a meter! Smart Cards are the size of a credit card, so they fit conveniently in your wallet or pocket. Available in $25 pre-set amount from merchants and any denomination from the parking utility office up to $300.00.

How to Use at a Parking Meter

  1. Insert Smart Card into parking meter.
  2. The dollar value of the card will flash four times on the meter.
  3. Time will be on the meter in increments of 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the card when the desired amount of the time is displayed.
    • Re-insert Smart card into meter to refund unused time

To Obtain Time Refund from a Parking Meter

  • After putting time on the meter, at least one minute of that initial time must run down, otherwise the card will not be able to refund your money back to the card and it will start adding additional time.
  • Insert the Smart Card into the parking meter.
  • The dollar value of the card will flash four times on the meter.
  • Then you will see "REF" for refund. Wait until you see the new money balance, you may then remove the card.

Where to Purchase

  • Red Bank Visitors' Center
    20 Broad Street 2nd Floor
  • Red Bank River Center
    20 Broad Street 2nd Floor
  • Eyes First Vision Center
    35 Monmouth Street
  • Borough of Red Bank
    Department of Public Works
    75 Chestnut Street
  • Borough of Red Bank
    Parking Utility
    75 Chestnut Street




Parking Permits

Municipal Residential Parking Permits

Residents may apply to the office of the Borough Parking Utility located at 75 Chestnut Street for a residential parking permit. Driver License and a valid vehicle registration card are required.

Residential permits have an expiration date please renew prior to expiration. All permits must be displayed visibly in the rear driver's side window or driver's/driver's passenger side window, which are not tinted.

Municipal Public Parking Lot Permits

Permits may be obtained at the office of the Borough Parking Utility located at 75 Chestnut Street. All permits must be displayed visibly from the rearview mirror when parked.Starting July 1st, 2016 Fees for public parking lot permits are as follows;

Fees for public parking lot permits are as follows:

  • Monthly $180.00
  • Quarterly — $275.00
  • 6-months — $500.00
  • Yearly — $1000.00

Contractor Permits

Permits may be obtained at the office of the Borough Parking Authority located at 75 Chestnut Street.

Fees for Contractor Permits are as follows:

  • 30-days per Meter Permit — $135.00


Parking Enforcement

Malfunctioning Meters

Please stay with meter and immediately report malfunctioning meters to Borough Parking Utility at 732-345-8135. When calling, please indicate the meter ID number (e.g., BS19E) located under the glass dome behind the time display.


Read all posted signage before parking in any of the Borough Public Parking Lots. Each Parking Lot meter is posted with information.

Parking Tickets

Parking tickets can be paid at the Traffic Violations Department, located on the main floor of Borough Hall, located at 90 Monmouth Street Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM.

Traffic tickets can also be paid online at www.NJMCDirect.com.

To dispute a parking ticket, contact the Traffic Violations Department at 732-530-2716.

Municipal Court

For more information, please visit the court page.