Parking in the District

Reserved Spaces Available

As authorized by an agreement with the City of Cincinnati, the Betts-Longworth Historic District Group (BLHDG) controls off-street parking in the district. The BLHDG also manages and maintains four parking lots in the District for the benefit of the community. A paid permit is required to park in each space.

Our Managed Parking Lots

The BLHDG officially manages two lots owned by the district (lots B and C) and two owned by the City of Cincinnati (lots D and E), in accordance with the Hamilton County Auditor website. The map below highlights and identifies each of the four locations, which are accessible via John Street, Hopkins Street or Chestnut Street. All spaces in these lots are reserved for those who have signed a parking lease and purchased a permit.

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Reserved Space Pricing & Application

The group assesses a fee of $75.00 per quarter to reserve a single space in one of our lots. This amounts to only $25.00 per month. If you’d like to apply for the next available spot, please fill out our Parking Application.

Apply for Parking

Pay for Quarterly Parking

If your application has been approved or you’re an existing leaseholder, you can pay for your parking quarterly online via PayPal or through the mail with a personal check.

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Pay With a Check
Please make checks payable to Betts-Longworth Historic District Group. Please include your full name and address on your check, and mail to: 

Betts-Longworth Historic District Group
P.O. Box 141378
Cincinnati, OH 45250

Frequently Asked Parking Questions

Whom do I call with questions or get more information?
Parking spaces are assigned as they are requested, with priority awarded to existing leaseholders. For more information, contact us or call Dottie Lewis or Lisa Davis at 513-421-1322.

How does the group use the money it collects?
Revenue from parking reservations is used primarily to offset operating expenses. Service and maintenance costs associated with the lots include electricity, sewer, taxes, pavement and landscaping. The group might also elect to contribute from this fund for neighborhood improvement projects within the district.

What are the benefits of off-street parking in the district?
Benefits of parking in our lots include:

  • The opportunity for residents to reserve space(s) on a quarterly basis
  • Numbered and assigned individual spaces
  • Illuminated lots for convenience and security
  • Litter removal and general upkeep
  • Enforced reserved parking through an agreement with a towing company

How is reserved parking enforced?
The group has arranged for a towing company to monitor the lots and remove any vehicle that does not clearly display an official parking permit, which must be valid for the space and the current quarter.