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 in the downtown / old city area are enforced Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PARK DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE WEBSITE
A database of parking locations and relevant information about on-street parking, residential parking, information for bicyclists, and more.
PARKING BREAK PROGRAM - CBID
The Central Business Improvement District is offering discounted or free parking to those visiting the heart of Knoxville. The Downtown Knoxville Parking Break Program allows visitors to park in one of thousands of participating parking spaces in Downtown Knoxville for free or at a discounted price. Visitors can also ride the KAT buses into the heart of the city at a reduced price or ride the free trolley. Participating downtown merchants and businesses will provide parking validation or offer Parking Break tokens. Tokens are good for KAT bus rides into Downtown Knoxville or at participating parking locations.
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 $20 a month. You can ride KAT's Downtown Trolley Loop from the Coliseum to the City-County Building (runs every 10 min) or get off at the stop closest to your destination.
KAT Downtown Trolley Loop [PDF]
Parking along the section of Gay St. from Summit Hill Dr. to Hill Ave. is FREE but limited to a MAXIMUM OF TWO HOURS from 6 a.m. - midnight, seven days a week. PBA officers will provide parking enforcement.
STATE STREET & LOCUST STREET GARAGES
Parking is FREE at the City's State Street Garage and Locust Street Garage and on meters
after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend - except for specific special events.
MARKET SQUARE GARAGE
Parking is FREE in the City's Market Square Garage and on meters, from 6 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends - except for specific special events.
To purchase monthly parking or to get info about monthly parking spaces within city-owned garages (not City County Building) contact LAZ at 865-525-4449.
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