Downtown Parking

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Types of Parking Downtown

Public parking downtown is free, with time limits.  In general, the closer you are to your destination, the shorter your time limit will be.  On-street parking is two hour, surface lots are two and ten hour, and downtown's two parking decks are three and ten hour.  There are also a few 30 minute spaces found at the ends of parking rows for your quick, in-and-out errands.  In addition, Harrisonburg Downtown Parking Services provides free parking in the Municipal Parking Lot up to 24 hours.  All parking spaces have designated signs that state the time limit.

Parking downtown is enforced on the 7-7-6 Plan: 7am to 7pm, 6-days per week. Enjoy evenings, Sundays and holidays without restrictions.


Parking Decks

One exception to free parking is sections of permit parking in both decks, which are available to lease for downtown employees and residents.  For rates and other information on leased parking, please contact Downtown Parking Services at 540-432-8928.  

*2020 Parking Permits for both Water Street and Elizabeth street decks are sold out.


Enforcement Times

City owned parking and street parking downtown is regulated Monday through Saturday 7:00am to 7:00pm.  The fine for overtime parking is $20.


Do You Have a Parking Lot/Deck Maintenance Concern?

Public Works assists with the maintenance, regular cleaning of and trash removal from the two parking decks, as well as nine parking lots. Maintenance also includes daily cleaning, lighting, snow removal, landscaping and signs, etc.  You can report missing or graffiti tagged parking signs to Don Musselman at or by calling 540-434-5928.


Downtown Parking Advisory Committee

The Downtown Parking Advisory Committee monitors the policies regulating all on-street and off-street parking that is owned and operated by the City of Harrisonburg.


Parking Tickets/Appeals

Ticket Payment

Lease Information

Lot/Deck Maintenance

Downtown Parking Services

City Treasurer's Office

Downtown Parking Services

Public Works Department