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 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.
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.
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).
Often there is a need within the downtown area to reserve or remove parking spaces for activities that may not abide by the posted parking regulations. Examples of these activities include, but are not limited to moving, delivery & removal of goods, construction activities, performance of specialized business tasks, locating of temporary storage units, locating of construction equipment, general construction, special event activities, etc. Without this type of permit the requestor would be seen as a violator and could be subject to ticketing or subsequently being towed.
Learn More About Parking Permits
PARK DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE WEBSITE
A database of parking locations and relevant information about on-street parking, residential parking, information for bicyclists, and more.
KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM & COLISEUM
Parking is available at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum facilities (500 Howard Baker, Jr., Ave.)
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
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.
MARKET SQUARE, STATE STREET & LOCUST STREET GARAGES
Parking is FREE at the City's Market Square (406 Walnut St.
), State Street Garage (520 State St.
) and Locust Street Garage (540 Locust St.
) after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend - except for specific special events. Normal weekday rates are $1 an hour.
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 PBA at 865-215-2434.
PBA 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, 423-265-3218