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    Paying for Daily Parking

    In all city parking garages, parking booths are attended Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. During these times, customers may pay for hourly parking and also pay parking citations. During other hours, payment is made when exiting from the garages using the exit pay-in-lane stations. Both the attendants and stations accepts coins, cash, validation tickets, and Master or Visa Credit Cards. The amount is a flat fee and depends on the garage as listed below.

    Monthly Permits

    The City of Asheville maintains waiting lists for parking garage permits and offers available permits solely to those who have placed their names on these lists. Permits are offered on a first come, first served basis. In other words, those who have been waiting the longest for permits are offered them first. for information about monthly parking passes, call (828) 259-5792.

    Special Event Parking

    Special event rates are charged when large events are held at the US Cellular Center Asheville and for certain other downtown events such as Bele Chere. The number of garages charging special event rates depends on the size and scope of the event. Parking fees for special events are collected upon entry to the garage.

    Civic Center Garage

    The Civic Center Garage is largest city garage with 550 spaces. The garage is located behind the Buncombe County Public Library off of Haywood Street, adjacent to Vanderbilt Apartments and the US Cellular Center Asheville. There are two entrances to this garage, one entrance off of Haywood Street between the library and the Vanderbilt Apartments, and the other off of Rankin Avenue at the rear of the garage. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles at Haywood Street. Pedestrian exits are located at Rankin Avenue, Walnut Street, and on Haywood Street (fifth floor connection with Buncombe County Public Library).

    Parking rates:

    • First hour free and then $1.00 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $10)
    • Special event single occurence: $7; Multi-day event: $5  
    • Monthly rate: $80

    Rankin Avenue Garage

    The Rankin Avenue Garage, with 262 spaces, is located between Haywood Street and Rankin Avenue just north of College Street, with a pedestrian entrance off of Haywood Street. There are two entrances, one off of Walnut Street and the other off of Rankin Avenue. The main vehicle exit is on Rankin Avenue with an exit for permit vehicles on College Street. If the Rankin Avenue garage is full, please note that the Civic Center Garage is immediately next door and often has space available when the Rankin Avenue garage does not.

    Parking rates:

    • First hour free and then $1.00 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $10)
    • Special event single occurence: $7; Multi-day event: $5
    • Monthly rate: $90

    Wall Street Garage

    The Wall Street Garage has 232 spaces and is located off Otis Street between Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue, immediately across the street from the Grove Arcade. The entrance to this garage is on Otis Street. The vehicle exit from this garage is located at the corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues. Pedestrian exits are located at Otis Street, Wall Street and Battery Park Avenue.

    Parking rates:

    • First hour free and then $1.00 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $10)
    • Special event single occurence: $7; Multi-day event: $5
    • Monthly rate: $100

    Biltmore Avenue Garage

    The Biltmore Ave Garage is located under the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue. This facility has 404 spaces total, but due to the joint venture with the hotel these spaces may go as low as 289 available depending on the hotel's occupancy.  There are public restrooms located off of Aston Street on level P1 of the facility. The entrances are located on Biltmore Avenue (Southbound Only) and South Lexington Avenue. The exits are located on Aston Street and South Lexington Avenue. Pedestrian traffic may enter off of Aston Street, Biltmore Avenue and South Lexington. 

    Parking rates:

    • First hour free and then $1.00 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $10)
    • Special event single occurence: $7; Multi-day event: $5
    • Daytime monthly rate: $100
    • 24 hour monthly rate: $120 
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