Parking Services for Roanoke, VA

Meters

ON-STREET METERED PARKING

The mission of PARK Roanoke’s on-street metered parking program is to promote the vitality of Downtown Roanoke and its Central Business District as well as to provide the citizens of Roanoke the shared opportunity to utilize accessible Downtown parking. The program is designed to drive vehicle turnover, which translates to increased parking availability and ultimately an increase in the total volume of patrons to Downtown.

The meters are located within the 1st block Salem Avenue SE, 100 block Wall Street SE and 100 block Market Street SE around the City Market Building, 1st block Market Street SE and 1st block Franklin Road SE.

Patrons must register and pay for their on-street parking at one of seven new, multi-space smart meters. To register and pay for on-street parking, patrons must enter their vehicle’s complete and full license plate number at one of the seven multi-space smart meters and can submit payment to the smart meter with bankcards, US coins or the mobile application Whoosh!.  Because these are pay by plate meters, it is not necessary to display the receipt on the dash; however, the full and complete license plate must be entered and a receipt obtained.

  • Paid parking rates and increments are as follows:
  • First hour: FREE   $0.00 (patron must still register their vehicle’s complete license plate number in smart meter and obtain receipt)
  • Second hour: $1.00
  • Third hour: $3.00
  • Maximum time in a zone: Three hours    Payment for three hours $4.00.

Meter locations are as follows:

  • Zone A
    • Meter  (Zone A): 100 Block Wall Street SE, SW Side
    • Meter  (Zone A): 100 Block Market Street SE, NE Side
  •  Zone B
    • Meter  (Zone B): 1st Block Market Street SE (Short Market), SW Side
    • Meter (Zone B): 1st Block Salem Avenue SE
  • Zone C
    • Meter (Zone C): 1st Block Franklin Road SE, South Side
    • Meter  (Zone C): 1st Block Franklin Road SE, North Side
    • Meter  (Zone C): 1st Block Franklin Road SE, North Side

After the first three hours, vehicle may be moved to another zone for an additional three hour period but cannot return to original zone for three hours. The smart meters are enforced Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with no weekend enforcement. No disabled parking spaces are affected by the meter area; however, the rates and increments within the metered zones apply to all patrons, including those with disabled placards or plates (should they choose to park within the metered area).