Parking Meters

Liberty Meters™

In June 2013, PARKatlanta will install 600 new single-space Liberty Meters™ for on-street parking throughout the city of Atlanta. These technologically advanced meters will benefit the parking public by allowing multiple payment methods. The new single-space meters will accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard), debit cards or coins. The Liberty Meters™ will provide the ease-of-use payment options of the Pay Station and an added benefit of paying at the parking location.

About Parking

The City of Atlanta has more than 2,500 regulated on-street parking spaces within the City limits, offered via parking meters and time-limited parking areas. The metered spaces are controlled by single space meters and parking pay stations. On-street metered parking spaces offer visitors short-term parking while they shop, dine and conduct business. Most regulated spaces are located in the core business districts and surrounding areas, including:

  • Central Business District
  • MidTown
  • Buckhead
Click here to view a map of meter locations.

Parking Pay Stations

Parking in Atlanta just got easier. PARKatlanta has installed approximately 200 new solar-powered pay-by-space parking pay stations throughout the City. New pay stations accept coins, bills, and credit and debit cards. The minimum payment amount for credit card users is $1. When parking, please locate your space number, identify the nearest pay station, enter your space number and select your payment option according to the directions at the pay station.

What is a Parking Pay Station?

Pay stations replace traditional single space parking meters. One pay station is typically installed for approximately every 10 parking spaces instead of at every space.

Why is the City Installing New Parking Pay Stations?

The new pay stations will make parking in Atlanta more convenient. Instead of accepting only coins like traditional parking meters, the pay stations accept coins, bills, and credit cards. Now you don't have to worry about having enough change to park!

Environmentally Friendly.
The pay stations run on a battery that is charged by solar power.

About Time-Limited Parking

The City of Atlanta has a number of areas where on-street parking is time limited. The timed parking makes it more convenient and less expensive to visit the City of Atlanta.

About Neighborhood Parking

The City of Atlanta has several neighborhood parking districts which only allow parking on public right of way with valid, non-expired permit. The neighborhoods currently participating in the program are:

  • Ansley Park
  • Atkins Park
  • Home Park
  • Inman Park
  • MidTown
  • Piedmont Heights
  • Summer Hills
  • Vine City
  • Virginia-Highland
If you live in one of these neighborhoods and want to receive a permit please contact 404-330-6501. Residential parking permits have an annual fee of $20.00 and require supporting documentation as proof that you reside in the neighborhood.

Vehicles parked in the neighborhood permit zones without the proper permit or an expired permit will be issued a parking violation.

Parking Rates

Single space parking meters accept quarters, dimes and nickels. The new multi-space parking meters accept the same coins as single space but also accept credit card (Visa and MasterCard) as well bills.

Most parking meters are $2.00 per hour.

Hours of Enforcement

Metered and time-limited parking regulations are enforced by zones, excluding City holidays. Holidays include: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day / Day After, and Christmas Day. Click here for parking meter enforcement times.

Residential parking permit regulations are enforced in conformance with the applicable neighborhood's residential parking rules.

Safety and right-of-way parking violations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Broken Parking Meters

Motorists may park at broken meters; however posted time limits still apply. To keep an accurate record of the broken meter and to prevent receipt of a citation, motorists are required to report broken meters timely.

If you observe a broken parking meter, you may report the meter to the attention of PARKatlanta by calling 888-266-1360. PARKatlanta will maintain a record of all reported outages to avoid citations written in error.

When reporting a broken meter, please note the meter's location and identification number. For a single space meter, the identification number consists of three (3) letters followed by four (4) or five (5) digits; pay station identification numbers begin with three (3) digits followed by a dash and then three (3) more digits.

Broken meters must be reported within 24 hours or relevant citations will be upheld.

During the phone call you will be provided a reference number. If you have been issued a citation please call 888-266-1360 with your reference number, full name, address and date the citation was issued. This reference number may help to dismiss the citation, unless you were parked at the meter over the allotted time posted. Please note, if our auditors find that the meter you reported as broken was in fact in working order, your confirmation number will be voided and any citations you receive will be valid.