Are there areas within the city of Richmond where parking is restricted?
Yes. There are 2 residential restricted parking areas in the City of Richmond:
Fan District (2 restricted parking zones) and
Carver District (1 restricted parking zone).
In these residential areas, parking is restricted to 1 hour during specific times of the day to provide residents of these areas access to
parking near their home.
In addition to these restricted parking districts, there are also locations with appropriate signage that restrict parking in loading zones,
bus stops and other such areas where parking is limited or restricted due to Virginia and/or city traffic laws.
If I live in Zone 1, can I park in Zone 2, or the reverse?
Yes. However, parking in a zone for which you do not have a valid permit limits you to the one-hour time restriction that is applicable to
vehicle owners without a permit for either zone. To park in excess of the one-hour time limit you must have a valid permit for the zone in
which your vehicle is parked.
What is the time permitted to park at a parking meter in the City of Richmond?
The time permitted at each meter is noted on the meter. The times to park at specific meters may vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Also,
there are times of the day, i.e. peak traffic times of 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., where parking is not permitted even
though a parking meter may be present at that location.
Are the owner’s of vehicles with handicapped placards or handicapped plates issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles permitted to park longer than the stated hours on the meter?
Yes. A vehicle with such placards or plates displayed on the vehicle are permitted to park up to 4 hours in a metered parking space.
Where are off-street parking facilities located in Richmond?
There are a number of off-street parking facilities in the city of Richmond. The map below provides information regarding these
Who is responsible for Parking Enforcement in the city of Richmond?
Three organizations have authority for on-street parking enforcement in the city of Richmond.
Parking is enforced pursuant to the Code of Virginia, Title 46.2, Chapter 12, Abandoned, Immobilized, Unattended and Trespassing Vehicles;
Parking and Richmond City Code, Chapter 102, Article VI., Stopping, Standing and Parking.
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What do I do if I get a parking ticket?
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What should I do if my car has been booted or towed for outstanding citations?
City Code allows vehicles to be impounded or immobilized for three or more overdue citations.
To pay your outstanding violations after you have been booted or towed, you will need to visit City Hall, 900 E. Broad St.,
Room 102 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
The Department of Finance will only accepts cash, credit/debt cards, or money order payments for booted or towed vehicles.
You will need to have your license plate number and/or citation number(s) available when you come to City Hall.
Vehicles which have been impounded due to outstanding citations will be towed to Seibert's Towing at 642 West Plaza Drive,
Richmond, VA 23224, (804)233-5757.
How do I find out if I have outstanding parking fines?
Call the city of Richmond's Department of Finance at (804)646-5700 or stop by City Hall, Room 102.
When does my Carver Parking Permit expire?
The Carver Parking Permit expires on December 31.
What are Fan Parking Permits?
Fan Parking Permits are permits for persons residing in the area of the city most commonly referred to as the "Fan District". The permit
enables residents and certain college students to park within this designated area without being ticketed or towed.
Fees for Fan Parking Permits: $25.00, valid for one year - July 1st through June 30th
What are the two Fan Restricted Parking Zone boundaries?
There are two zones which will be divided at Lombardy Street.
Zone 1 includes all addresses which are currently in the restricted parking district from Lombardy Street east and includes Lombardy Street addresses.
Zone 2 includes all addresses
west of Lombardy Street that are currently in the restricted parking district but does not include Lombardy Street.
Please refer to the following tables.
When does my permit expire?
The permits expire on June 30.
How will we be able to distinguish the zones?
The different zones will have a distinct sign. The signs will be 10 by 4.5 inches and will be posted on posts below the
restricted parking signs. Zone 1 will be blue with white print and border, and Zone 2 will be red with white print and border.
How much does the Fan decal and visitor passes cost?
- Resident decal - $25.00
- Visitor pass - $35.00
You may only purchase two. In addition, visitor passes can only be purchased by a Fan district homeowner.