Parking & Transit

Parking Downtown

Downtown Jacksonville has more than 44,000 public parking spaces in garages and lots and at meters.

Meters cost 25 cents for 30 minutes.

Parking fees are enforced weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Most meters take credit cards and quarters, however some are still quarter-only. Check out the FAQs section at the bottom of this page for more metered parking information.

Jacksonville Transportation Authority

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.


St. Johns River Taxi

We are a local small business that has worked in the marine business in Jacksonville for 30+ years. We have four boats (three 100-passenger boats and one 60-passenger boat.


Other Transportation Options

Helpful Contacts

General parking information inquiries:
(904) 630-1399 or

Special event parking Downtown:
(904) 630-4964

Stadium or arena parking:
SMG (904) 630-3900


How much does it cost to park at a meter?

Meters cost 25 cents for 30 minutes. Parking fees are enforced weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. PARKING IS FREE ON WEEKENDS AND AFTER 6 P.M.

What are the time-limits for meter parking?

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.

What is the difference between meter times and zone times?

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.

How can I pay for meter parking?

Most meters take credit cards, however some “old-timey” change-only meters still exist so keep some quarters on hand.

How do I properly park at a meter?

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.

Can I legally park at a nonfunctional meter?

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.

What if I find a parking spot Downtown with no meter?

No matter how crafty you may be, remember if you are not parked at a meter, you are illegally parked.

Where can I find disabled parking?

A disabled parking placard will allow you to park FREE at a meter for up to four hours.

Where can I park my oversized vehicle or RV?

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.