What is an Easy Park permit?
Easy Park permits is a payment option for the Metra commuter parking lots
. The permit program offers an alternative to daily payment options (cash, coin, credit card, mobile app) by offering a monthly parking pass. Instead of paying for parking at the parking kiosk or Whoosh! mobile app on a daily basis, commuters are able to purchase a pass through the Finance Department for a cost of $40.
How Much Does a Permit Cost?
An individual permit costs $40 a month. Permits will remain $40 a month regardless of the number of parking days in the month. Emerson Street Parking Deck permits are an exception, please refer to the Emerson Street Parking Deck page
for more information.
How Can I Purchase a Permit?
- By mail: Commuters wishing to submit the application for permit parking via mail must complete and print the online permit application. The completed application must be mailed with check (no cash or credit card) to the Finance Department (50 South Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056). Please allow 10 days for processing of applications.
- In Person at Village Hall Finance Department or Public Works Department: Commuters wishing to purchase a permit in person must complete and print the online permit application. The completed application can be brought to the Finance Department or Public Works Department during normal business hours. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check or credit card. Permits purchased in person will be issued immediately.
- Finance Night Drop Box: Commuters wishing to purchase a permit via the Finance Department's Night Drop Box must complete and print the online permit application. The completed application must be placed in an envelope with a check (no cash or credit card) and dropped in Finance Department's Night Drop Box. The drop box is located outside the Emerson Street entrance of Village Hall - 50 South Emerson Street. Please allow 10 days for processing of applications.
Do You Offer Daily Fee Parking?
Commuters that prefer not to purchase a permit can continue to pay for parking daily by using the parking kiosks or the Whoosh! mobile app.
Does the Permit Offer Assigned Parking?
The permit program is not a parking reservation system. The commuter lots will remain first come, first park; however, specific areas of the lots have been designated permit parking areas only. The purchase of a permit does not reserve a specific spot, but will allow permit holders to park in the designated permit parking areas.
Does the Permit Guarantee a Parking Space?
No. The lots will remain first come, first park. Permit holders will be allowed to park in the designated permit areas and daily fee areas. The number of permits sold will be limited.
Is the Maple Street Lot Restricted to Mount Prospect Residents?
Yes. The Maple Street Parking Lot has a designated permit only area, but the entire parking lot is restricted to Mount Prospect residents only. This means permit and daily fee spots in the Maple Street Lot are restricted to Mount Prospect residents only.
Please refer to the Commuter Parking Permit FAQ to learn more about the permit parking program for commuter parking. Contact the Public Works Department with any questions at 847.870.5640 or email.