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ABOUT DETROIT

Detroit Parking Guide

About Detroit Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area. The city is also known as the world's traditional automotive center. Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a major center of commerce and global trade, most notably as home to America's 'Big Three' automobile companies, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.

In Detroit region, winters are cold, with moderate snowfall and temperatures at night dropping below 0 °F around three times a year, while summers are warm to hot with temperatures exceeding 90 °F.

Parking in Detroit Metered Parking Detroit installed high tech-parking meters as a part of a 90 day test in 2005. The system proved to be successful and now smart meters are a major part of the on-street parking system in the city. The flexible payment features have also proven to be a more convenient method over the traditional metal change meters.

The smart meters are programmed to accept cash, credit, debit, cell phone payments and municipal cards. The Detroit Municipal Parking Department issues monthly parking passes that allow drivers to pay a reduced fee to park in municipal lots.

The Department is responsible for planning, supervising, operating and maintaining the City of Detroit's Auto Parking and Arena Systems (an Enterprise Fund) and for the management of 10 parking facilities. The Municipal Parking Department is also responsible for the Parking Violations Bureau (a General Fund), which is accountable for enforcement of on-street parking ordinances within the city of Detroit and the processing and collection of parking violation notices.

Unpaid parking citations can affect one's credit because that information is sent to the different credit reporting agencies as an unpaid debt.

Off Street Parking The private garages and lots are managed by private owners. The facilities are ideal for long term parking needs. Depending on where you need to go or how far you're willing to walk, you can choose the parking garage/lot accordingly. Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map.

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