Parking & Transit

Parking Downtown

Downtown Jacksonville has more than 44,000 public parking spaces in garages and lots and at meters.

Meters cost $2 for 60 minutes.

Parking fees are enforced weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Most meters take credit cards and quarters, however some are still quarter-only. Check out the FAQs section at the bottom of this page for more metered parking information.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Whether you need a ride across town or a pass for your daily commute, JTA offers several convenient purchase options. Check out fares and passes to get you out and about in Jacksonville.


St. Johns River Taxi

We are a local small business that has worked in the marine business in Jacksonville for 30+ years. We have four boats (three 100-passenger boats and one 60-passenger boat.


Other Transportation Options

Helpful Contacts

General parking information inquiries:
(904) 255-5858 or

Special event parking Downtown:
(904) 630-4964

Stadium or arena parking:
SMG (904) 630-3900


How much does it cost to park at a meter?

Meters cost $2 for 60 minutes. Parking fees are enforced weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. PARKING IS FREE ON WEEKENDS AND AFTER 6 P.M.

What are the time-limits for meter parking?

Time limits range 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?

Most meters take credit cards, however some “old-timey” change-only meters still exist so keep some quarters on hand.

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.

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 the location and meter number to (904) 630-CITY (2489) or by submitting a CARE COMPLAINT.

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.

Where can I find disabled parking?

A disabled parking placard will allow you to park FREE at a meter for up to four hours.

Where can I park my oversized vehicle or RV?

Keep in mind that oversized vehicles should be aware of the height restrictions in parking garages. Curbside parking is best. When parking in a metered area, you must pay both meters if you take up another space.