Where to Park in Downtown Asheville

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County offer real-time updates on available parking spots for parking decks in downtown Asheville:

City-managed parking garages are free for the first hour, with the second hour or any fraction thereof charged at $2.50, followed by $1.25 per each additional hour or fraction thereof. (Daily maximum: $12) Some garages may charge special event parking on particular days throughout the year.

County-managed parking garages charge $1 for the first half hour and $1 for the second half hour ($2 for first hour), followed by $1 per hour after that. (Daily maximum: $12)

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Street Parking in Downtown Asheville, NC

There are more than 700 on-street metered spaces in downtown Asheville. All meters are for short-term parking (two hours or less, as marked) at a cost of $1.50 per hour. Most meters now accept credit cards directly in the meter, though a handful may still require coins. You may also pay for on-street metered parking with a credit or debit card via Passport Parking by following the instructions listed on the parking meters. The metered spaces are enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday--with the exception of City holidays.

Pay by Phone with Passport parking logoParking app

PassportParking provides the easiest way to pay for metered parking spaces using your mobile phone. Registration takes two minutes and parking happens in a matter of seconds.

Passport App Store

Passport App Google Play

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