Convenient visitor parking is available at meters and in City lots and garages. The rate for meters in the Civic Center Lot near City Hall facing the river and on Crawford Street and visitor parking in the Judicial Center Lot is $1.25 per hour. The rate for all other meters and visitor parking in City-operated garages is $1 per hour. Free parking is available up to two hours along High Street and other designated areas.
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All day Saturday and Sunday, nightly 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., and City Holidays.
Disabled persons with valid handicap license plates and/or placards may: park in any space designated for a disabled person, park free at a meter and in visitor spaces in the Portsmouth Parking Authority Garages andLots for up to 4 hours, and park for up to 4 hours in on-street parking spaces where time-restricted free parking is allowed, such as 2-hour spaces in the Olde Towne Business District. Disabled parkers are not allowed to exceed the time designated for loading zones, and must follow the regulations for the City’s Residential Parking Districts (Olde Towne, Olde Towne South, Southside, and Glensheallah).
Contact the Portsmouth Parking Authority’s Customer Service Office at (757) 393-8800. A parking space application and the Parking Authority’s Rules and Regulations will be emailed to you, and arrangements will be made for establishing your account.
Yes, $42 discounted rate is available for active-duty military personnel and civilians and contractors working directly for the Coast Guard’s 5th District Headquarters and Norfolk offices. The closest garage is the Middle Street Parking Garage.
For residential parking permits, please contact the City Treasurer’s Office at (757) 393-8651. For short-term guest passes, please contact the Portsmouth Parking Authority’s Customer Service Office at (757) 393-8800. For more information and to view a list of
Due to Covid-19 the office is closed to visitors. For information call (757) 393-8800.
Mail the violation notice with a check or money order for the amount indicated to: Portsmouth City Treasurer, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3872, or drop it in the City Treasurer’s drop box on Columbia Street next to City Hall, or call 1-800-272-9829 to pay-by-phone or pay on-line at Official Payments using your ticket number and Jurisdiction Code 6209. (A handling fee applies.)
Appear within 14 days from the date of issue at PortsmouthGeneral District Court’s Traffic Division, 1345 Court Street, Monday – Friday,8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to have a court hearing date set. You will need to bringyour parking violation, driver’s license, and vehicle’s registration with you.
Yes. Call the Portsmouth Parking Authority at 757-393-8800 to arrange rental of metered and non-metered construction spaces at $5 per day (Monday to Friday).
A $1 parking fee is included in the ticket purchase price. Ample parking is available in City-operated parking garages and lots. Handicap parking is located in the Columbia Street Lot which is across the street from the Pavilion’s entrance. Additional handicap and VIP parking is located directly behind the Pavilion, and is accessible by turning onto Wavy Street from Port Centre Parkway.