Parking is easy in Downtown Jacksonville! 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.
PARKING IS FREE ON WEEKENDS AND AFTER 6 P.M.
Meters take credit cards or quarters and most meters in Downtown now offer the option to use the ParkMobile app to easily find and pay for parking from your phone without having to touch the meter. Park Mobile enables users to monitor their session directly from their phone and extend time remotely if needed. Learn more about Park Mobile.
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.
Glide high above the busy streets of DTJax via the JTA Skyway. The Skyway provides free and convenient, daily transportation to business, government, restaurants, shops, museums and entertainment venues.
Hours: M-F: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., extended hours available during special events.
A local small business that has worked in the marine business in Jacksonville for 30+ years. The St Johns River Taxi has four boats (three 100-passenger boats and one 60-passenger boat) and offers daily tours and transportation.
Beach Buggies offers shuttle service in the Southbank and San Marco. Riders are not charged a fee, but are encouraged to tip drivers.
Go Tuk’n offers a pay-to-ride shuttle service in partnership with the JTA on the Northbank of Downtown, Brooklyn and Riverside/Avondale. Rides start at $2 per trip.
Outeast Jaxi offers tours and pay-to-ride event transportation. Most of the vehicles utilized are luxury six seat golf carts. Rides start at $5 per person.
Scooters are available from BIRD & LIME, and can be rented between 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. at 37 designated scooter corrals in the Brooklyn, Central Core, Sports & Entertainment District, parts of LaVilla and across the St Johns River on the Southbank. For a map of locations, pricing, safety rules and more, visit the Downtown Investment Authority’s website.
General parking information inquiries:
(904) 255-5858 or email@example.com
Special event parking Downtown:
Stadium or arena parking:
SMG (904) 630-3900
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.
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.
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.
Most meters take credit cards, however some “old-timey” change-only meters still exist so keep some quarters on hand.
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.
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.
No matter how crafty you may be, remember if you are not parked at a meter, you are illegally parked.
A disabled parking placard will allow you to park FREE at a meter for up to four hours.
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.