Downtown Asheville Parking Information

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For many visitors and newcomers, downtown Asheville can be a difficult place to navigate. Making sense of city and private parking can also be a challenging aspect of any first-time visit to downtown Asheville. This page offers insight into the public, private, and street parking situation in downtown. Other topics covered include long term parking options, free parking tips for shoppers, and information about parking fines and citations. Hopefully the information offered will help you make informed parking decisions and avoid the hassle of the overpriced parking options and costly fines or citations.

Asheville City Parking Decks

All decks are accessible 24 hours per day
Attendants on duty: 10:00am – 11:00pm Monday through Friday.

Civic Center Garage

Civic Center Parking Garage

First hour free and $1.00 per hour or part of an hour thereafter.
Daily Maximum of $10.00.
$5.00-7.00 for Special Events.

Rankin Avenue Garage

Ranking Avenue Public Parking

First hour free and $1.00 per hour or part of an hour thereafter.
Daily Maximum of $10.00.
5.00-7.00 for Special Events.

Wall Street Garage

Wall Street Parking Deck

First hour free and $1.00 per hour or part of an hour thereafter.
Daily Maximum of $10.00.

Monthly Lease Rates

Civic Center Deck $70.
Rankin Ave. Deck $90.
Wall St. Deck $100.

Monthly Lots

$60.00 per month.

On-Street Permit Parking and Off-Street Permit Parking is available at a rate of $35-$70 per month and is sold on a first come first serve basis.

Additional City Parking Information

Business Owners

Lease long-term space for you and your employees in a nearby parking deck leaving short-term parking for your patrons.

Downtown Residents

You can take advantage of long-term leasing in the decks and lots, too!


Look for the signs…Public parking decks and lots in downtown Asheville are all clearly marked streetside.

Surface or Street Parking & Merchant Validation

Asheville Street Meter Parking

Surface lots are located throughout the downtown area. Choose from metered lots for short-term parking and monthly lots for long-term leasing. Contact Parking Services for information on perimeter permit parking.

And just ask, most merchants will gladly validate deck parking, saving you part of all of your parking expense. Of course, for a short visit downtown, street parking could be your best choice at a cost of $1 per hour. Weekdays and Saturdays, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Asheville has multi-coin meters that let you select the amount of time you need, ranging from a few minutes to a couple of hours. Street parking is free on Sundays, evenings and official city holidays.

Free On-Street Meter Parking on City Holidays!

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Forth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2 days), Christmas (3 days).

Loading Zones

Load or unload quickly. A stop in one of the city’s designated loading zones is limited to 30 minutes. These spaces are not parking spaces! All loading zones are clearly marked, and failure to use them properly could result in a fine.

Asheville Parking Citations, Fees and Fines

Parking Meter Clipart

Nobody likes getting a parking citation, but please remember, parking regulations are designed for the safety and convenience of everyone. If you receive a parking citation in downtown Asheville, payment will be enforced. To make it as convenient as possible, however, citations may be paid at the City Building or during regular hours at the exit station of any City owned parking deck downtown. A late penalty will be assessed within 15 days for non-payment of citations.

Parking Citations are issued for these and other parking violations.
Pay Parking Tickets Online

Overtime Parking $10.00
Subsequent OT Parking $20.00
Loading Zone $10.00
Crosswalk $10.00
Handicapped Zone $250.00
Firelane/Hydrant $35.00/$25.00

A full list of parking ordinances are available at:

City Parking Contact Information

Parking Services Section: (828) 259-5792
Customer Services Division: (828) 251-1122

© All City Parking Information was provided by the Asheville City Parking Authority.

Downtown Asheville Private Parking Options

Public Interest Projects Parking

S. Lexington Aston Street Parking Lot (next to Hot Dog King)

Parking Lot, Corner of Aston St. and Biltmore Ave.

Yellow Spaces are leased Spaces and will be towed at Owner’s Expense M-F 7am-6pm.
White spaces are available for public parking anytime.
Going rate is $1 per hour (max $5).
After hours flat rate of $3.
(828) 255-7951.

40 S. Lexington Lot (Behind Double Decker Bus)

Downtown Asheville Parking Lot

All Spaces are leased Spaces and will be towed at Owner’s Expense M-F 7am-6pm.
After hours lot is available for public parking at a flat rate of $3.
Weekend rate is $2.
(828) 255-7951

JLL Properties

Lexington Village Parking Lot

Parking Lot in North Asheville

$2.00 per hours Max. $5.00 per day
Monthly Parking: $45.00
No Overnight Parking
All Safe Towing 236-1131

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