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PUBLIC MEETING MAY 26
In a public meeting on May 26, Bill Lyons, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Policy Officer for the City, along with other City staff, presented updates to the City's downtown parking strategy.
Read More about New Parking Plan
Parking is allowed on most residential streets and some collector arterial streets within the City of Knoxville. See Chapter 17 of the Knoxville City Code for parking and traffic regulations. Unless a parked vehicle violates one of the regulations in the City Code or is parked in a signed or yellow-curb No Parking Zone, it is legally parked on a city street. 

PARKING METERS

Parking Meters are in effect Monday through Saturday throughout downtown, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Gay Street and around Market Square, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everywhere else. (Starting July 2016)

Short-term meters will charge $1.50 an hour, with a two-hour limit. Long-term meters (on the north end of the Gay Street Viaduct and along Depot Avenue and South Central Street) will charge 30 cents an hour, with a 10-hour limit. (Starting July 2016)

In addition to its downtown enforcement, PBA will enforce meters in the Cumberland Avenue District, between White Avenue and Lake Avenue from 17th Street west to the railroad tracks from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday (but not on home football game days). (Starting July 2016)

PARK DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE WEBSITE

A database of parking locations and relevant information about on-street parking, residential parking, information for bicyclists, and more.
ParkDowntownKnoxville.com

KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM & COLISEUM

Parking is available at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum facilities from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for only $15 a month or $5 per day (starting July 2016). You can ride KAT's Blue Trolley Line from the Coliseum to the City-County Building (runs every 7-8 min.) or get off at the stop closest to your destination.
KAT Trolley Map [PDF]
Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum Parking Info

GAY STREET

New meters are being installed throughout downtown, including the length of Gay Street from Summit Hill Drive to Hill Avenue that does not currently have meters. The meters will be in effect Monday through Saturday throughout downtown, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Gay Street and around Market Square, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everywhere else. Short-term meters will charge $1.50 an hour, with a two-hour limit. Long-term meters (on the north end of the Gay Street Viaduct and along Depot Avenue and South Central Street) will charge 30 cents an hour, with a 10-hour limit. (Starting July 2016)

MARKET SQUARE, STATE STREET & LOCUST STREET GARAGES

Parking is FREE at the City's State Street Garage and Locust Street Garage after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend - except for specific special events. Normal weekday rates are $1 an hour. 

MONTHLY PARKING
 
To purchase monthly parking or to get info about monthly parking spaces within City-owned garages (not City County Building) and other downtown garages, contact LAZ at 865-525-4449.
LAZ Monthly Parking Info

COMMERCIAL PARKING PROVIDERS

Allright Parking / Central Parking System, 877-717-0004
Premier Parking of Tennessee, 865-441-2553 / 865-633-0350
Republic Parking System, 865-524-0602