What we do

The City of Asheville Parking Services Division diligently works toward continuous improvements with integrity, diversity, and innovation. Our team provides convenient, safe, clean, and accessible public parking options. Parking Services strives for fiscal accountability, transparency, and credibility and shall continually strive to maintain, improve, and increase parking opportunities to meet the unique challenges that are present as the results of growth and continued development in the City of Asheville.

Parking Services – Current Operating Status

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Current Status

On-Street Parking Meters Payment required between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
On-Street Permit Parking Permits required between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
Temporary Parking Space Closure Permits (Meter Bagging) Permits are required for closing any downtown parking space
Hourly Parking Lots Payment required between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday

As part of our Response to COVID-19, Parking Services is temporarily allowing free parking in Lot #18 (across Haywood Street from the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville), as well as two lots on Valley and Marjorie Streets, across from City Hall.

Parking Garages (including hourly and permit parking) Payment required at all times (24/7).

Debit and credit cards will be accepted; however, the system will not be able to provide change for cash payments. Exact change only can be accepted. If a patron does not have an option to pay with debit or credit card and does not have exact change they are advised to press the video assistant button for resolution when attempting to exit the garage.

Parking Services Office Closed to in-person customers until further notice – staff remain available via phone: 828-259-5792 and email: parking@ashevillenc.gov

Curbside Pick-up Zones

The City of Asheville is launching shared Curbside Pick-up Zones to support local restaurants and retailers in more than 20 locations around the city. The Curbside Pick-up Zone program will be rolled out beginning May 26. This program is the first of the City’s public space response initiatives launched to support economic recovery and safe public access during COVID-19.

On-street parking spaces were selected in downtown locations and on Haywood Road in West Asheville in areas close to restaurants and/or central to goods and services where purchased items can be picked-up curbside for the initial rollout. Each shared zone accommodates 1-3 vehicles and encourages quick turnover (10 minutes) to support active pick-ups. View the in-progress map here.

Our Response to COVID-19

All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. Parking Services team members are providing security and cleaning services at our parking garages. Parking Enforcement Officers are enforcing expired parking meters and other on-street parking violations.

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response. To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news. Text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777. Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville.



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  Beginning Aug. 1, the City of Asheville and Buncombe County will reinstate parking fees for the City- and County-owned parking garages.     On March 18, following the State and Local State of Emergency declarations due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, parking garage and metered parking fees were temporarily suspended in order to support more convenient access [...]

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