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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.  Call or visit us to purchase or for more information about these spaces. 

Permit Parking Areas

Permit Parking Areas



Green Zone
Grove Street – between Patton Avenue and Hilliard Avenue
Maroon Zone
North French Broad Avenue – between Patton Avenue and Otis Street
Yellow Zone
South Market Street – between Beaumont Street and South Market Street Extension
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
Blue Zone
Aston Street – between South Lexington Avenue and Coxe Avenue

Contact Information
45 Wall Street


Last updated: August 3, 2021