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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.
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 for up 4 hours, 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.
Parking tickets can be paid in person at the Police Department’s Police Records Unit or in the City Treasurer’s Office in City Hall or at the Churchland Library, or by mail to Portsmouth City Treasurer, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3872.
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).