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Q: Where can I apply for an off-street parking permit?
A: An application for parking off-street in the Central Business District is available on this website. Once the application is completed it may be taken to the Parking Management Office located in City Hall.
Q: How do I contest a parking ticket?
A: To contest a ticket by court appearance, please call (434) 455-4045.
Q: How much are parking fines?
A: Parking fines range from a warning up to $250.
Q: How much is a residential parking permit for residents of downtown?
A: A residential parking permit is $25 per month for the first vehicle; $50 per month for the second vehicle.
Q: How much are monthly parking permits for City owned parking facilities?
A: Parking deck rates are $50 per month; Surface lots are $40.00 per month.
Q: What other types of parking permits are available?
A: Construction parking permits are issued through the Office of Parking Management. Construction dumpster parking permits are available and are issued by the City's Inspection Division.
Q: What happens to the revenue that is collected from parking fees and fines?
A: All revenue generated from parking downtown provides funding for the management and operation of parking facilities; maintenance, security, streetscape improvements, and other downtown amenities.
Q: Where can I not park?
- On a sidewalk or city trail
- In front of a public or private driveway
- Within an intersection or traveled way
- Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant
- On a crosswalk
- Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection
- Within thirty (30) feet of any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign or traffic-control signal located on the side of a roadway
- Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing
- Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of the entrance
- Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when parking obstructs traffic
- On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street
- Upon any bridge or other elevated structure
- Where official signs and/or pavement markings prohibit parking
- Between the street curb, or the edge of the paved portion of the roadway when there is no street curb, and the adjacent sidewalk
- Between the street curb and the adjacent right-of-way line or sidewalk so as to cause the continual mounting and/or dismounting of the curbing
- On the wrong side of the street
- In areas that are posted parking by permit only or reserved parking without a permit
- In a loading zone