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Parking Services – Current Operating Status

Parking Facility/Service

Current Status

Effective Date

On-Street Parking Meters Free March 18, 2020 – until further notice
Temporary Parking Space Closure Permits (Meter Bagging) No new permits are being processed March 18, 2020 – until further notice
Hourly Parking Lots (#17 and #18) Free March 18, 2020 – until further notice
Parking Garages Free March 18, 2020 – until further notice
Parking Services Office Closed – staff remain available via phone: 828-259-5792 and email: parking@ashevillenc.gov March 18, 2020 – until further notice
Note: all vehicles must park in legal parking spaces.


All departments within the City of Asheville are operating. Parking Services team members are providing security and cleaning services at our parking garages.

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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.

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Information on street parking, garages, and parking passes, as well as parking ticket information

Parking Services News

Photo: Exterior of Asheville airport
City of Asheville to partner with airport on parking regulation

  At their Feb. 11 meeting, Asheville City Council gave Parking Services the green light to regulate and administer parking at the Asheville Regional Airport. The move came at the request of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. Under the agreement, Airport staff will write tickets, while Parking Services will administer the billing and collections. The cost [...]

Lighted starflake with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Asheville holiday festivities kick-off Nov. 22, in time for the Holiday Parade on Nov. 23, and continue through the season 

    With the holidays around the corner, the City of Asheville is excited to promote several festive events around town that encourage families to enjoy the winter season while eating, shopping and celebrating the holidays in the city’s business districts. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Asheville Nov. 22 for the kick off of the