Parking rates in Ocean City are set through some mystical combination of weather, day of the week, direction of the wind ... and flipping a coin - we think. Honestly, there is no way to pin-down EXACT rates at any given parking lot in Ocean City ... but the following chart MAY prove to be somewhat helpful.
You can find metered parking on almost every street in downtown Ocean City. There are also 2 metered parking lots in Ocean City (lots 1 and 18 above). Generally speaking, a quarter gets you 15 or 20 minutes (depending on where you are in town). Meters run anywhere from 2 hours (in the Ocean City shopping district) to 6 hours or more.
Attended Parking Lots
As a rule, attended parking lots
run in 6 hour shifts ... meaning if you want to stay ALL DAY ... you may get stuck paying TWICE the posted rate. Be careful. There are a few lots that park ALL DAY ... look for the signs.
The following rates are general rules ... each lot may vary.
Weekdays: from $10 to $12 (6 hours)
Weekends: from $15 to $20 (6 hours)
Holidays: from $20 to $30
Overnight: Most lots do not allow overnight parking.