Where can I park when I take the train to Chicago?
Daily Fee Parking
Daily fees were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but were reinstated starting Oct. 1, 2021.
Parking is limited around the Geneva train station. Daily parking lots cost $2 per day in the parking deck (now 540 spaces with the third-tier expansion) and $1.75 per day in the overflow lot off of Route 31. Daily parking on normal workdays in the garage fills up by 7 a.m.
Passport Mobile Payment App
Looking to pay for your daily fee parking spot for the convenience of your smartphone? There is an app for that. Learn more about the Passport program.
Quarterly permit parking fees also were suspended as a result of the pandemic. However, the normal permit system resumed Oct. 1, 2021. The Geneva Police Department mailed out parking letters that summer informing commuters that their current permit will expire effective Sept. 30, 2021. Commuters were instructed to renew their permit for the 2021 fourth quarter if they wanted to continue to utilize the parking lots.
There are three city-owned permit lots for regular commuters, which are identified in grey on the commuter parking map. The cost for a three-month permit is $100 for Geneva residents and $125 for non-residents.
New Online Portal
Permit holders can now access an online portal to make their quarterly payments.
Parking is free in the parking deck during the following periods:
- 4 to 11:59 p.m. Monday through Friday; and
- 12 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. on Sundays (No overnight parking is permitted).
There is free parking on the old Seigle property bordered by South, Fourth, Crescent, and Third streets in the downtown. However, there is no parking allowed between 2 and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.