METER HISTORY & RATES

Parking Meter History

Meter rates in Chattanooga went to $0.50 an hour in 1988 and then to $0.75 an hour in 2008.

The rates were raised again to $1.00 per hour on September 1, 2015.

Meter hours were also changed to 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Saturday in the Downtown area. And 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday-Saturday on Riverfront Parkway and Northshore.

Illegal parking (parking near fire hydrants, in bus or loading zones, double parking, blocking intersections, in restricted neighborhoods, etc.) are enforced 24/7.

Neighboring Cities Comparison

As a comparison, some of our neighboring city meter rates/hours of enforcement are as follows:

CITY

Atlanta
Nashville
Memphis
Knoxville
Lexington
Louisville
Charleston
Austin
Decatur
Asheville
Charlotte
Norfolk
Richmond
Birmingham
Cincinnati
Wilmington
Athens

RATE

$2.00 / hour
$1.50 / hour in CBD
$1.00 / hour
$0.75-$1.00 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$1.25-$1.50 / hour
$0.75 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$1.50 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$0.75 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$2.00 / hour
$1.00 / hour
$0.75 / hour

HOURS OF ENFORCEMENT

M-S 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
M-F 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
M-S 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-F 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-F 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
M-S 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
M-S 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
M-S 8:00 am – 10:00 pm