Helena has a vibrant downtown with professional offices, large employers, small stores, great restaurants and sophisticated art galleries as well as a wonderful array of community events. All these people downtown put demands on public parking, so we would like to help you find the best parking for your needs without breaking the parking rules. The following is a list of some of the information you might need to help you keep from acquiring parking fines and make your visit more enjoyable. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will continue to shop, eat, and park in Downtown Helena.

We at the Helena Parking Commission are available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For any questions you may have please feel free to call us at 447-8420 or e-mail us at

Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful experience in our fine city.

Click HERE for a map of parking in Downtown Helena.

 Got Parking Tickets? 

Food Share and the Helena Parking Commission have teamed up to help prevent hunger over the holidays.  Anyone with outstanding parking tickets will receive a 50% reduction per parking ticket for each (2) donated food items.  Only nonperishable food will be accepted.  Food collection during the amnesty period will be donated to the Helena Food Share Program.  Parking Ticket Amnesty will begin Monday, November 19, 2012 and will end Tuesday, January 1, 2013.  To check about outstanding tickets contact the HPC at 447-8420 or visit the Helena Parking Commission office at 225 Cruse Ave.  This is a one-time offer!  After January 1, 2013 vehicles with outstanding parking tickets will be subject to regular fines and collections.  Thank you and happy holidays!