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General Parking Information
A wide variety of parking for residents, shoppers, employer/employees, and commuters is available throughout the Village of Barrington. Descriptions of the various types of parking and the regulations related to parking appear below. For an interactive map of all parking areas in the downtown, click here.



IMPORTANT! Commuter Parking System-Wide Changes Effective October 1

Beginning October 1, Barrington commuters should be aware that numerous changes will be occurring to the commuter parking system at the train station. The Village will be adding 67 spots to the North Commuter Lot and implementing significant changes to the parking options available in the North and the South Commuter Parking Lots.

Here’s what you should know about the new Commuter Parking System changes:

NEW: Daily Spots Available in BOTH North and South Commuter Lots: Daily parkers will now be able to park in both the North and South Commuter lots on a first-come, first-served basis for $3.50 per day, a $.50 increase. The South Lot will no longer be a BACOG-only lot. This increase will be used to pay for the purchase of the additional 67 spaces in the expanded North Commuter parking lot, as well as ongoing maintenance of the parking system, a future new entrance to the North Commuter Lot from Northwest Highway, and heat lamps on the train platforms.

NEW: Daily Fee Parkers Must Remember Your License Plate Numbers! New commuter parking fareboxes are now in place on the train station platforms, and beginning October 1, if you pay a daily fee you will no longer enter a space number, but instead you will need to enter your license plate number. Take a photo of your license plate so you’ll always have it with you!

NEW: Discount Quarterly Hang Tags Available: Commuters may also pay for daily parking on a pre-paid quarterly basis, at a discounted fee of $200 per quarter. A quarterly hang tag does not reserve a specific spot for a parker, but rather grants access to either the North or South Commuter Parking Lots on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-paying provides the added convenience of not having to pay each day at the fare boxes. Please display your hang tag when parked in these spots. Click here to apply for a Quarterly Commuter Parking Hang Tag Application.

NEW: Premium Parking Spots Near the Train Station: Those who have pre-purchased a Premium Parking Permit will be able to begin parking in their designated spots as of October 1. Please display your permit hang tag for these spots. Your designated spot will be available each day until 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., it will be released to daily parkers. If you arrive in the lot after 9:30 a.m. and your spot is taken by another parker, you will be permitted to park in any other open daily space at no cost.  A limited number of Premium Parking Spots are still available for purchase. Click here for a Premium Commuter Parking Application


Got questions about the new Commuter Parking Program? Click on the  FAQ.


Residential Parking Regulations 

General residential parking is available throughout the Village; please pay careful attention to the parking regulation signs in the area where you are parking, in order to avoid receiving a citation. 

Parking at night:
Do not park your vehicle on Village streets or alleys between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Parking regulations are strictly enforced during these hours in order to provide security for your neighborhood and to facilitate street cleaning and snow removal operations.

Parking when it snows:

Parking is prohibited on Village streets when snow accumulation exceeds two inches. Please help our snow removal efforts by parking your vehicles in the driveway whenever snowfall reaches two inches or more. 

Parking in yards:

Any vehicle that can be licensed to use on the street must either be parked in the driveway or the garage, not in the yard. If a vehicle is determined to be inoperable, it must be stored in the garage, or removed from the property. 

Overnight Parking Regulations
Overnight parking is prohibited throughout the Village.  Exceptions for overnight parking can be made for reverse commuters and special occasions, as follows:  

Overnight Parking in the Commuter Lots:
Commuters who plan to leave their vehicle overnight, should park on the North side of the Commuter lot in the 200 numbered spaces. Each vehicle is limited to a maximum of three (3) consecutive nights at a cost of $10 per night.  You can conveniently pay for overnight parking with any mobile device using Passport Mobile Pay.  To pay for overnight parking, simply download the PassportParking app for iOS or Android or by going to m.ppprk.com from mobile or desktop browser - Enter Zone No. 604 for overnight parking.  You can also purchase overnight parking with Passport's automated voice system by calling (847) 380-4332.  A small convenience fee is charged when using Passport Mobile Pay. 

Reverse commuters (commuters who park overnight in the commuter parking lots but remove their cars during business hours) may park overnight only in Lot #17 (see map) located at the north end of the North Commuter parking lot. Overnight parking in this lot requires a special permit. For a Reverse Commuter Application, click here

On-Street Overnight Parking
Overnight parking is not allowed on any Village street outside of the central business district, including residential areas and public streets outside of the downtown area, from the hours of 1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.  Parking is not allowed in the central business district from 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.  The streets must be clear overnight in order to safely conduct street cleaning and snow removal operations.  Also, when vehicles are parked or abandoned on the street at night, they can be targets of theft and vandalism. Keeping vehicles off the streets overnight allows our patrol officers and residents to easily identify vehicles that may not belong to a resident or a guest.  We understand that there are times when our residents will need to park on the street, such as if a driveway were being re-paved, if the driver is a care provider, or if residents are hosting overnight guests.  If you need to park overnight on the street, please click here to register the vehicle(s).  Each vehicle is limited to twelve (12) occurrences per year.  


Shopper Parking 
Shopper parking is available throughout the downtown, in municipal parking lots and on-street. Usually, but not always, shopper parking is three-hour parking; please pay careful attention to relevant signs in order to avoid a citation. Click here for a map which shows locations of Village parking lots and business areas with available on-street parking. 

Employer/Employee Parking
Several locations in the Village Center have been reserved for Employer/Employee Permit Parking. These permits are available to people working in businesses in the Village Center. Employer/Employee permits are issued on a quarterly basis and cost $45 per quarter. Two annual permits are also available; a Premium Annual permit, which costs $160, and a Discount Annual permit, which costs $40, but is restricted to certain lots. Employer/Employee parking is in parking lots and certain designated on-street areas; maps of these locations are available by clicking here. For a Quarterly Employer/ Employee Permit application, click here.  For a Premium Employer/Emplyee Annual Permit application, click here.   For a Discounted Annual Permit application, click here.

Commuter Parking
Daily Parking
The Commuter Parking Lot, located on both the North and South sides of the train station, provides general parking on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $3.00  per day.  Payment can be made with cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) at all fare boxes.  Payment can also be made using Passport Mobile Pay.  Commuters can register online at m.ppprk.com or by calling (847) 380-4332.  Enter Zone No. 60010 for daily parking. A convenience fee is charged when using Passport Mobile Pay.  Parking in the commuter lot is free on Saturdays and Sundays. See above for overnight parking regulations.


Pre-Paid Quarterly Parking
An alternative method of paying for parking in the Commuter Lot is to purchase a quarterly hang tag. The cost is $200.00 per calendar quarter. The quarterly hang tag does NOT guarantee a parking space, but grants access to the lot on a first-come, first-served basis with the convenience of not having to pay each day at the fare boxes. The quarterly hang tag is available for purchase at the Barrington Village Hall and online.  Once payment is received, your hang tag will be mailed to you. Click here to download a quarterly commuter hang tag application.  Commuters with a quarterly hang tag who plan to leave their vehicle overnight should park in the North Commuter lot in the 200 numbered spaces . Each vehicle is limited to a maximum of three (3) consecutive nights at a cost of $10 per night.  You can conveniently pay for overnight parking with any mobile device using Passport Mobile Pay.  To pay for overnight parking, simply download the PassportParking app for iOS or Android or by going to m.ppprk.com from mobile or desktop browser - Enter Zone No. 604 for overnight parking.  You can also purchase overnight parking with Passport's automated voice system by calling (847) 380-4332.  A small convenience fee is charged when using Passport Mobile Pay.  Parking in the commuter lot is free on Saturdays and Sundays.


Annual Premium Parking
Beginning October 1, 2019, Annual Premium Parking is available in the commuter lot and allows commuters to purchase a guaranteed, reserved spot in either the North or South Lot. The spot will be reserved until 9:30 a.m. each day, during regular commuter hours. After 9:30 a.m., the spot will be released for the day and open to the public. If you arrive to the commuter lot after 9:30 a.m. and your reserved spot is taken, your permit allows you to park in any open spot in the commuter lot. The cost is $1,200.00 for one year, running from October 1-September 30.  A waiting list will be maintained and filled as spots become available at a prorated cost. The premium permit must be renewed annually, prior to September 20th, or it will be released to the waiting list. Refunds are prorated to the first of the next month and are only available if the permit is returned to the Village Hall at 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington IL, 60010. The permit must be received before the refund will be processed (please note it could take up to 3 weeks to process the refund). Per Village ordinance, parkers must vacate Premium spots by 2:00 a.m. Should Premium permit holders wish to park overnight, an overnight parking permit is required. Each vehicle is limited to a maximum of three (3) consecutive nights at a cost of $10 per night.   You can conveniently pay for overnight parking with any mobile device using Passport Mobile Pay.  To pay for overnight parking, simply download the PassportParking app for iOS or Android or by going to m.ppprk.com from mobile or desktop browser - Enter Zone No. 604 for overnight parking.  You can also purchase overnight parking with Passport's automated voice system by calling (847) 380-4332.  A small convenience fee is charged when using Passport Mobile Pay.  Parking in the commuter lot is free on Saturdays and Sundays.

Reverse Commuter Quarterly Permit Parking
Reverse commuters (commuters who park overnight in the commuter parking lots but remove their cars during business hours) may park overnight only in Lot #17 (see map) located at the north end of the North Commuter parking lot. Overnight parking in this lot requires a special permit. For a Reverse Commuter Application, click here

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