Parking in Charleston County’s downtown public garages could get a bit more expensive next month.
The county may raise the price for a missing ticket from $20 to $30, and it may raise its monthly rates, too. The current charge of $1 per half-hour and the maximum charge of $20 per day would stay the same.
The full monthly rate at the Cumberland Street garage could rise 14 percent to $160, while that rate at the county’s King and Queen streets garage might rise 11 percent to $195. The monthly rates for weekday parking would rise by $5 at both.
County Council Finance Committee voted 8-1 Thursday to approve the increases, which would generate about $96,000 more per year. If given final approval, the new rates would take effect May 1.