PARKING REGULATIONS

Parking Zones

Parking zones throughout the city are indicated using signs and meter decals/rate placards designating the posted time restriction. The following list includes parking zones and the corresponding rules specific to each zone.

30 minute, 1-Hour, 2-Hour, 3-Hour and 4-Hour Time Limit Parking Zones 

Time limit parking zones are designated by signs. Time limited parking zones are in effect Monday through Saturday, 24 hours per day. Sundays and City holidays are exempt unless otherwise posted.

Meter Enforcement Zones

Metered and time-limited parking regulations are enforced from 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.

Parking meter enforcement times are established as follows:

Business/Government zone:

  • Monday through Saturday, 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is two hours

Mixed Use zone:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is three hours

School/University zone:

  • Monday through Saturday , 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is three hours

Entertainment/Restaurant/Hospital zones:

  • Monday through Saturday, 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is four hours

No Parking/No Stopping Zones (Yellow Color Curb Marking)

A yellow curb means, “no stopping any time.” When signs are used in place of a yellow curb, the prohibition is in effect on the days and times specified on the sign.

Passenger Loading Zones

Vehicles are allowed to stop for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers.

Commercial Loading Zones (Orange Color Curb Marking)

Trucks and commercial vehicles are permitted to load or unload goods with a special permit issued by the Office of Transportation. Commercial loading zones are in effect between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Sundays and City holidays are exempt unless otherwise posted. Commercial loading zones are indicated by signs.

Disabled Persons Parking Spaces (Blue Color Logo in Stall)

Vehicles displaying a distinguishing placard or license plate issued to disabled persons by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles may park in this zone. Out of state and/or out of country placards are also honored.

Short-Term Time Limit Parking Zones

Vehicles displaying a distinguishing placard or license plate issued by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles may park in designated spaces. Out of state and/or out of country placards are also honored. People with disabilities are not exempt from paying the prevalent parking rate; however they are exempt from posted time restrictions.