City of Jacksonville

Metered Parking
Parking MeterMaking a quick stop? Don't want to park in a garage or lot? There is plenty of on-street and metered parking available Downtown to get you to where you need to be.  Our meters accept quarters, and some even accept credit cards!  The rate and maximum amount of time you may park at a meter is posted on the meter. 

Temporary Rental/Removal of Parking Meters/Posts:

On-street parking meters can be rented for facilitating the temporary needs of construction, installation and repair activities.  Meter rentals are subject to review and availability.  If you are interested in renting a meter, please call 255-5858 for more information.  A completed Application for Meter Rental will need to be submitted no less than 48 hours in advance.  Advance payment is required at the time of application approval and prior to rental date.  The daily meter rental rate is as follows:

Permit Application Fee

1 - 30 meters

  31 - 50 meters $50.00
  51+ meters $100.00

Meter Rental Fee

Up to 30 days

2 times the meter revenue for 8 hours/per day
  31 days or more 3 times the meter revenue for 8 hours/per day

City Removal of meter (labor and storage)


$10.00 ea.

City Removal of meter and post (labor and storage)


$50.00 ea.

Questions about meter rentals?  Please call the Office of Public Parking at 255-5858, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Payment can be made in person at our main office located at 231 East Forsyth Street, Suite 424.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, money order, and company checks.  If paying by money order or company check, make payable to “Tax Collector.  If you are a company and request payment by invoicing, you must register with the City of Jacksonville’s Procurement Division.

Enforcement of Rented Spaces

The renting party is responsible for monitoring rented meter spaces for use by authorized vehicles.  Should an unauthorized vehicle be parked in a rented meter space, the renting party should contact the Parking Division at 255-5858 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.) and a Parking Enforcement Specialist will be dispatched to ticket the vehicle.

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