Parking Garages

The City of Charlottesville operates two public parking garages in the immediate vicinity of the Downtown Mall.

Market Street Garage

Market Street Garage

550 E Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Water Street Garage

Water Street Garage

200 E Water Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902



  • Monday through Wednesday, 6 am to Midnight
  • Thursday through Saturday, 6 am to 1 am
  • Sunday, Noon to 10 pm


  • First hour is free
  • $1 per half hour or portion there of
  • $12 daily maximum per ticket issued
  • Lost or missing ticket $20

Outside the hours of fee collection, parking is free. The garage is open to the public to park or retrieve your vehicle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The garage is never closed without special notice.


There is no charge to park in the garages on the following days: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Day Limit

Although both garages are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, long term storage of vehicles in either garage is prohibited. Vehicles parked more than 72 hours may be ticketed or towed.