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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 a detailed map of all parking areas in the downtown, click here.

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, to provide security for your neighborhood and to facilitate street cleaning.
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 in all Village parking lots, except for Lot #17 (see map) and the North Commuter parking lot. Overnight parking in these lots requires a special permit. During regular business hours, contact Village Hall at (847) 304-3400, or after hours, contact the Police Department at (847) 304-3300 for information about overnight parking permits in these lots.  You can also conveniently pay for your overnight parking permit with any mobile device using Passport Mobile Pay.  To purchase a permit, 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 an overnight parking permit with our automated voice system by calling (847) 380-4332.  A small convenience fee is charged when using this service  

The Village allows for on-street parking throughout the day. For those looking to park overnight, it is not allowed on any village street outside of the central business district, including residential areas and all 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.

There are several reasons the Village does not allow overnight parking without prior approval. The first being the need for the facilitation of street sweeping and snow removal. The Barrington Public Work’s Department must have our streets clear in order to safely conduct these operations. Another reason for the prohibition allows for the Village to be a more attractive place with vehicles off the roadway and parked in driveways. Finally, when vehicles are parked or abandoned on the street at night, they can be targets of theft and vandalism. Having off-street parking 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. Some of these reasons include a driveway being re-paved, the driver is a care provider, or hosting out-of-town guests. If you need to park overnight for these or other reasons, please call ahead of time to (847) 304-3300. You will be asked for some basic vehicle information and, provided this isn’t an abused occurrence, we will typically grant approval to park overnight. 

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. 

Ten locations in the Village Center have been reserved for Employer/Employee Permit Parking only. 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 at Village Hall. For a Quarterly permit application, click here. For a Premium Annual permit application, click here. For a Discount Annual permit application, click here. 

Commuter Parking Brochure

Commuter Parking – North Lot 

The North Commuter Parking Lot provides general parking on first-come, first-parked basis. The charge for the lot is $3.00 per day (effective February 1, 2009) and commuters can pay with cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover) at all payment stations.  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 this service.
An alternative method of paying for parking in the North Lot is to purchase a parking permit for the lot, for $180 per calendar quarter. The permit is not pro-rated and is non-refundable. Click here for a North Commuter Lot parking permit application. PLEASE NOTE: there is no guarantee of a parking space, even when a permit is purchased. Typically, the lot is filled between 7:00 and 7:30 in the morning; arriving in the lot before 7:00 a.m. is generally the best way to ensure getting a parking space. Parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Commuter Parking - South Lot 

The South Commuter Parking Lot is for BACOG area residents (BACOG residents are those individuals who live within the incorporated limits of one the BACOG member communities: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Tower Lakes). Residents of the Village of Barrington take precedence over the BACOG Villages in the issuance of a South Lot Permit; only BACOG area residents may get a permit for the South Lot. South Lot permits are available for $150 per calendar quarter. There are no guaranteed parking spaces for the South Lot; the Village limits the number of permits sold for this lot to maximize the daily use of spaces while minimizing the possibility that a space may not be available to a permit holder. Spaces are available and utilized on a first-arrived priority basis. To be placed on a waiting list for permits, please click here. 

For a detailed brochure, including a map of the designated commuter parking areas, please click here.

“Reverse Commute” Parking 

Permits are also available for reverse commuters. They are sold on a quarterly basis. Click here for a Reverse Commute parking permit application.

Winter Parking Regulations

Effective November 1 to March 31

To allow snow plows to safely maneuver and clean the streets for emergency response vehicles, parking is not permitted after 1:00 a.m. on streets within the Central Business District when snow accumulation is over two inches, until snow removal operations are complete.

In addition, parking is not permitted at any time on residential streets outside of the Central Business District when snow accumulation is two inches or more, until snow removal operations are complete. As a reminder, parking is always prohibited on all Village Streets between the hours of 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. Village snow removal crews typically complete post storm clean-up of Village streets during the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. after the storm has ended. Please refrain from parking on the street until after all snow and ice control efforts have been completed.


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