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Parking permits can be obtained for residents who live in the central business district, people who work downtown, and for contractors and construction/trash dumpsters.
Sec. 25-305. Permit parking in the central business district (CBD).
(a) In order to protect residents of the central business districts who do not have off-street parking from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences and in order to promote traffic safety and the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the inhabitance of the city, the city finds that it is necessary to establish a system of permit parking for residents of the central business district.
(b) Residents who live in the central business district (CBD—designated as that area of downtown from Fifth Street to the Rt 29 Business Expressway and from Clay Street to the riverfront) or residential property owners may apply for a CBD residential parking permit. The permit will allow residents to park in an assigned city off street parking facility closest to their residence twenty-four hours (24) per day, seven (7) days per week. Approval will be based on parking spaces availability. The cost for the first permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per month. Each additional permit shall cost fifty dollars ($50.00) per month. Proof of residence is required and maybe satisfied by a copy of a current lease/mortgage document reflecting the residential address, a valid Virginia driver's license reflecting the residential address or current vehicle registration.
(c) A resident shall not transfer or allow another person to use or possess any parking permit issued to them or continue to use a permit after its termination or expiration or give false information upon application for the permit. Nor shall any person use a permit to park upon the public streets in the central business district.
(d) Permits issued under this section are valid only on the vehicle for which they are issued and shall be valid for a period of one (1) year.
(e) Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more that two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00). In addition the parking permit of such person shall be terminated by the billings and collections division. (Ord. No. O-09-123, 10-13-09, eff. 1-1-10)
On-street parking permits are administered through the Billings and Collections Division. On-street parking permits are for residents only. For any inquiries regarding on-street parking permits, please call 434-455-3850.
Off-street parking permits can be purchased through the Parking Management Department, located on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. Applicants should complete a parking application (Residential / Facility) and bring in their completed applications, photo identification, and vehicle registration to purchase a permit. If the applicant is applying for a residential parking permit, then the applicant will need to provide proof of residency: Virginia Driver's License (reflecting the residential address), vehicle registration (reflecting the residential address), a signed copy of the applicant's lease, utility bill in the applicant's name, etc.
|Parking Facility||Unreserved (Residential)||Unreserved (Facility)||Reserved|
|Mid-Town Parking Deck||$25.00||$50.00||$75.00|
|Clay Street Parking Deck||$25.00||$30.00||N/A|
Construction parking permits are issued by the Inspections Division of the Community Development Department. Permits will be issued to vehicle owners who are actively engaged in the construction project (plumbing/electrical contractors, etc.). Construction parking permits shall only be issued for vehicles that are used to transport equipment, tools and supplies used by the owner at the work site. Please call 434-455-3910 for more information.
Dumpster permits are required in order to place dumpsters in on-street parking spaces or on the city’s right-of-way. Permits are issued by the Inspections Division (Neighborhood Services) of the Community Development Department. Please call 434-455-3931 for more information.
If you have additional questions or need anything else regarding parking downtown, please feel free to contact us.