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On-Street Parking

Looking for on-street parking in downtown Nashville? With approximately 1,000 metered parking spaces available, short-term visitors to downtown may find conveniently located, inexpensive on-street parking. Parking is $2.25 per hour in the Central Business District, and $1.75 per hour on all the others. Meters must be paid Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 6 pm. Time limits (noted on the meter) range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

When Parking Is Free

Metered on-street parking is FREE:

  • Monday - Saturday: After 6 PM 
  • Sunday: All Day


  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Parking at any metered space is free for drivers with handicap placards or license plates

Parking Patrol Officers enforce the on-street parking regulations. Read all signs and notices before you park.

To accommodate the morning and afternoon peak traffic periods, some metered spaces allow NO PARKING from 7 am to 8:30 am and 4 pm to 5:30 pm. During these hours, the parking lane is used as a moving traffic lane. Watch for signs and a notice on the meter. Your vehicle will be towed if you violate this restriction.