Metered Parking

Metered parking is found throughout Asheville’s Central Business District of Downtown Asheville. Parking meters are available for short term parking usage, with a two-hour maximum limit.  The rate for all meters is $1.50 per hour. Longer term parking is available in our parking lots and parking garages.

Payment at parking meters is required between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Payment is not required on Sundays, nor designated City Holidays. Payments can be made with coins or credit cards at most meters in the downtown area. We only accept Visa or Mastercard payments.  You may also make payment via app or by phone through Passport Parking or by calling 828-357-4911. 

When using Passport be sure to enter the Zone # and Space number excluding any leading zeros.

 


Permit Parking

We offer on-street permitted parking in several areas within downtown Asheville. Permitted spaces are available on a month-to-month basis and are first come, first serve. These spaces are reserved from 8am to 6pm Monday through Saturday.  

To sign up for monthly parking at your preferred on-street zone (see prices and descriptions below), please:

  1. Visit our monthly parking permit portal;
  2. Select the Sign Up option;
  3. Select the permit type you would like to purchase;
  4. Provide the requested information.

If monthly parking space is available within the location you selected, you will be emailed a confirmation to finalize your purchase. If space is not available, you will be notified via email. On-street permit parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis; there are no waiting lists at this time. If space is not available, check out our other monthly permit options in our garages and lots.

Permit Parking Areas

Permit Parking Areas

Location/Zone

Price

Green Zone
Grove Street – between Patton Avenue and Hilliard Avenue
$50.00
Maroon Zone
North French Broad Avenue – between Patton Avenue and Otis Street
$50.00
Yellow Zone
South Market Street – between Beaumont Street and South Market Street Extension
$50.00
Oak Street (between College Street and Woodfin Street) $40.00
Red Zone
Elm Street – between Liberty Street South, and Central Avenue
Central Avenue – between Elm Street and Woodfin Street
Woodfin Street – between Central Avenue and Oak Street/College Street
$30.00
Blue Zone
Aston Street – between South Lexington Avenue and Coxe Avenue
$50.00

Contact Information

parking@ashevillenc.gov
828-259-5792