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Why is it hard to park Downtown?

That’s a common misconception.  In reality Downtown Jacksonville has more than 43,000 public parking spaces, which include garage parking, metered street parking and peripheral parking. While you may not always be able park directly in front of your destination, you should almost always be able to find parking within a short walk. Everyone needs a little more exercise in their life, right?  

Where can I find a list of all parking locations?

Our parking database consists of information on parking locations Downtown that includes pricing, rates and other pertinent information for your venture to the urban core.

Why should I pay to park Downtown? 

As expensive as a quarter every half hour may seem, curbside parking is the most convenient parking available and time limits encourage turnover, increasing availability for drivers and retailers who rely on short-term parking.

Where can I park my over-sized vehicle or RV?

Assuming that you want to keep most of that vehicle intact, keep in mind that over-sized vehicles should be aware of the height restrictions in parking garages. Curbside parking is best. When parking that house-on-wheels in a metered area, you must feed both meters if you take up another space.

How much does it cost to park at a garage or lot?

Depending on how nice the lot owners are feeling, pricing varies for each location.  Please visit DVI’s parking database for a list of the costs associated with individual lots and garages.

What if I can’t find where I parked?

Use smartphone apps like G-Park or iPark to help remember where you parked, if you’re known to be forgetful. If you get too turned around, an orange-shirted Ambassador is always nearby and ready to assist you during operating hours.

How much does it cost to park at a METER?

Meters cost 25 cents for 30 minutes. On weekends, city holidays and after 6 p.m. you can save that quarter because parking is free. Metered-parking fees are enforced weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

What are the time-limits for meter parking? 

Downtown Jacksonville has meters ranging from 30 minutes to four hours. All meters are labeled, and for your fun fact of the day: all yellow meters are 30-minute meters.  

What is the difference between meter times and zone times? 

You may have a one-hour meter (can only pay for one hour at a time) in a three-hour zone, so you can legally "feed," or refill, the meter for a total of three hours when you initially park.

How can I pay for meter parking? 

Dig that change out from between the seats because meters accept quarters, nickels and dimes. In high-traffic areas, the City has installed solar-powered meters that accept both credit cards and coins.

Can I legally park at a nonfunctional meter?

It’s a gamble and probably not worth risking a citation. If you see a non-functioning meter, please report it  to (904) 630-CITY (2489) or email as soon as possible with the exact location and meter number.  

What if I find a parking spot Downtown with no meter? 

No matter how crafty you may be, remember if you are not parked at a meter, you are illegally parked.  

How do I properly park at a meter? 

Your front bumper should be aligned with the parking meter, with the edge of your vehicle as close to the curb as possible while keeping your wheels intact.


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  • Downtown Vision, Inc
  • 214 N. Hogan St.
  • Suite 120
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202