Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country.
Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the Civil War to become a national center of commerce.
Effective November 1, 2009, the City of Atlanta started a new program to modernize parking management offering a wide range of technologies and services to Atlanta. With PARKatlanta, now various forms of payment, including coins, bills, and credit cards are accepted. Other improvements being introduced by PARKatlanta include enhanced customer service options for motorists who receive parking tickets to pay fines securely and easily online or by calling 1-888-266-1360.
Parking regulations in the city have been enforced by trained personnel commissioned by the City to apply the law uniformly and to treat all people equally. Motorists can expect fair treatment and service from all enforcement and customer service personnel associated with the PARKatlanta program.
Atlanta has about 2,500 regulated on-street parking spaces within the City, offered via parking meters and time-limited parking areas. The metered spaces are controlled by single space meters and parking pay stations. On-street metered parking spaces offer visitors short-term parking while they shop, dine and conduct business. Most regulated spaces are located in the core business districts and surrounding areas, including:
Parking Rates in Atlanta
Single space parking meters accept quarters, dimes and nickels. The new multi-space parking meters accept the same coins as single space but also accept credit card (Visa and MasterCard) as well bills. Most parking meters are $2.00 per hour.
Hours of Enforcement- Parking in Atlanta
Metered and time-limited parking regulations are enforced by zones. Major zones which have been recognized are:
Business/Government Zone- The zone where parking is occupied by patrons of business or government offices with high need for turnover parking. (Monday to Saturday; 7 AM to 7 PM)
Mixed use Zone- The zone a where buildings have multiple uses which include both residential
and commercial but do not have onsite parking. (Monday to Friday; 8 AM to 6 PM)
School/University Zone- The zone where the majority of parking is occupied by attendees of postsecondary colleges and/or universities. (Monday to Saturday; 7 AM to 7 PM)
Entertainment/Restaurant/Hospital zones- The zone where the majority of parking is occupied by patrons of theaters, museums, restaurants, other entertainment venues, and hospitals. (Monday to Saturday; 7 AM to 10 PM)
Parking enforcement does not occur on Sundays and the following City observed holidays.
About Neighborhood Parking in Atlanta
The City of Atlanta has several neighborhood parking districts which only allow parking on public right of way with valid, non-expired permit. The neighborhoods currently participating in the program are:
Reporting Broken Parking Meters in Atlanta
If you see a broken parking meter, but would like to park, please call 1-888-266-1360 to report the meter broken.
After reporting the broken meter, the customer service representative will provide you with parking instructions and you may park at the meter for the maximum time limit in the area (i.e. 1 or 2 hours). If you receive a citation after following the posted instructions, please call PARKatlanta and an investigation will be done. The citation may be voided pending verification that the broken meter was reported.
Parking citations are eligible for dispute up to 14 days after issuance. Dispute forms are available at the Lenwood A. Jackson Sr. Justice Center (Municipal Court) located at: 150 Garnett Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 658-6940 or online at: http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/courts/municipalcourtofatlanta.aspx
For more information, Contact PARKatlanta at www.parkatlanta.org or Call 888-266-1360