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Parking Notice


Effective August 1, 2020 – In parking garages, 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 meters are required to be paid and parking ordinances are being enforced.

On-Street Permit Parking


On-street permit parking is available in several areas downtown at a rate of $40-$55 per month, depending on location. Available permits are sold on a first come, first served basis from the waiting list (if any) and are sold or renewed only at the parking services office.

Call Parking Services at 828-259-5792 for details.


Off-Street Permit Parking


Rankin Avenue

Off-street permit parking is available in two lots immediately behind Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville on either side of Rankin Avenue. These permits are priced at $70 per month. Available permits are sold on a first come, first served basis from the waiting list (if any).

Please call Parking Services at 828-259-5792 for details. Hourly parking is not available in these lots.


City Parking Garages

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.