Parking & Transit

Parking Downtown

Parking is easy in Downtown Jacksonville! Downtown Jacksonville has more than 48,000 public parking spaces in garages and lots and at meters.

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


Meters range in hourly price and start at $2.

Meters take credit cards or quarters and most meters in Downtown now offer the option to use the ParkMobile app to easily find and pay for parking from your phone without having to touch the meter. Park Mobile enables users to monitor their session directly from their phone and extend time remotely if needed. Learn more about Park Mobile.

Download the ParkMobile App

Private Lots: Many private lots do not offer free parking on nights and weekends. Please pay close attention to posted fees and overage charges. 

Buses + BRT

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.


JTA Skyway

Glide high above the busy streets of DTJax via the JTA Skyway. The Skyway provides free and convenient, daily transportation to business, government, restaurants, shops, museums and entertainment venues.

Hours: M-F: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., extended hours available during special events.


St. Johns River Taxi

A local small business that has worked in the marine business in Jacksonville for 30+ years. The St Johns River Taxi has four boats (three 100-passenger boats and one 60-passenger boat) and offers daily tours and transportation.



Beach Buggies

Beach Buggies offers shuttle service in the Southbank and San Marco. Riders are not charged a fee, but are encouraged to tip drivers.


Explore Jax Core

Offers tours and last mile shuttle service in Downtown.


Go Tuk'n

Go Tuk’n offers a pay-to-ride shuttle service in partnership with the JTA on the Northbank of Downtown, Brooklyn and Riverside/Avondale. Rides start at $2 per trip.


Outeast Jaxi

Outeast Jaxi offers tours and pay-to-ride event transportation. Most of the vehicles utilized are luxury six seat golf carts. Rides start at $5 per person.



Scooters are available from BIRD & LIME, and can be rented between 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. at 37 designated scooter corrals in the Brooklyn, Central Core, Sports & Entertainment District, parts of LaVilla and across the St Johns River on the Southbank. For a map of locations, pricing, safety rules and more, visit the Downtown Investment Authority’s website.

Other Transportation Options

Helpful Contacts

General parking information inquiries:
(904) 255-5858 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 starting cost is $2 for 60 minutes and differs depending on a street by street basis. 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 and coins. All meters in Downtown accept ParkMobile, a mobile app and website that allows you to pay digitally. 

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.