In an effort to provide affordable, convenient parking to visitors, locals, and county employees, Dane County built the Capitol Square South Ramp. This parking structure is located on the outer ring of Capitol Square on South Fairchild Street in downtown Madison.
The first five stories were built in 1957 with 700 parking spaces for county employees and public users. In 1963, two more floors were added, allowing the structure to accommodate 1,000 vehicles. Today, Dane County's parking ramp provides easy access to the downtown farmer's market, summertime concerts on the square, the Capitol Building, museums, shops, restaurants, and more.
113 S. Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4363
Capitol Square South Garage is a metered parking garage. The charge is $1.80/hour.
Pre-pay at any of the onsite meters located near the east stairwells on floors 2-6 with coins or a major credit card. A change machine is located near the northeast stairwell on the street level. There is an additional meter located on the northwest corner of the 2nd floor near the Henry and Main Street stairwell.
Parking citations may be paid online here, by mail, or by depositing payment in a yellow courtesy box located at all three ramp entrances.
Overhead clearance in the Dane County Parking Ramp is 6ft 6in.
Twenty handicap parking spaces are available at street level near the West Main Street entrance.
There is free bicycle parking available near this entrance. Bicycle locker rental is available in two locations near the Capitol Square: Lockers rent for $60.00 per calendar year, plus a refundable key deposit. The fee is not prorated. Currently, there are no vacancies, however, your name can be added to a waiting list by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occasionally, there are stalls available through a month-to-month lease program. Stalls lease Monday through Friday 6 AM-6 PM. The price is $210/month. For more information, call (608) 266-4363 or e-mail email@example.com.
Parking is enforced 24-hours a day, including all holidays.