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    Parking FAQs

    Q: Where can I apply for an off-street parking permit?  
    A: An application for parking off-street in the Central Business District is available on this website. Once the application is completed it may be taken to the Parking Management Office located in City Hall.

    Q: How do I contest a parking ticket?
    A: To contest a ticket by court appearance, please call (434) 455-4045.

    Q: How much are parking fines?
    A: Parking fines range from a warning up to $250. 

    Q: How much is a residential parking permit for residents of downtown? 
    A: A residential parking permit is $25 per month for the first vehicle; $50 per month for the second vehicle.

    Q: How much are monthly parking permits for City owned parking facilities? 
    A: Parking deck rates are $50 per month; Surface lots are $40.00 per month.

    Q: What other types of parking permits are available? 
    A: Construction parking permits are issued through the Office of Parking Management. Construction dumpster parking permits are available and are issued by the Public Works Department.

    Q: What happens to the revenue that is collected from parking fees and fines?
    A: All revenue generated from parking downtown provides funding for the management and operation of parking facilities; maintenance, security, streetscape improvements, and other downtown amenities.

    Q: Where can I not park?

    • On a sidewalk or city trail
    • In front of a public or private driveway
    • Within an intersection or traveled way
    • Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant
    • On a crosswalk
    • Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection
    • Within thirty (30) feet of any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign or traffic-control signal located on the side of a roadway
    • Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing
    • Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of the entrance
    • Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when parking obstructs traffic
    • On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street
    • Upon any bridge or other elevated structure
    • Where official signs and/or pavement markings prohibit parking
    • Between the street curb, or the edge of the paved portion of the roadway when there is no street curb, and the adjacent sidewalk
    • Between the street curb and the adjacent right-of-way line or sidewalk so as to cause the continual mounting and/or dismounting of the curbing
    • On the wrong side of the street
    • In areas that are posted parking by permit only or reserved parking without a permit
    • In a loading zone