Parking Meters

24hour Customer Service (804) 625-4265

​​​​​ image of parking meter ​​​​The use of parking meters promotes local commerce by creating frequent turnover of spaces. The constant turnover of spaces assists local businesses by providing convenient and available spaces to their customers. In fact, the City's on-street parking spaces average four turnovers per space each day and the average length of stay is an hour and a half. Visitors coming to the resort seeking longer lengths of stay should consider parking in the City's garages or surface lots.

Parking Meters at the oceanfront are enforced 7 days a week, 24 hours a day from April 1 through October 31. The meters located at 24 ½ and the 300 block of 25th street are enforced all year long.

Rates are $2.00 per hour, with a $20.00 fine for expired meter violation. This fine doubles to $40.00 if not paid within 14 calendar days.  All meters have the following payment options: Mobile pay apps, text-to-pay, and credit or debit cards. There is a one-hour minimum for credit card payments.​. 

Trouble operating or paying a meter? Call (804) 625-4265.

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Don’t stand in line waiting to pay the meter.Use the mobile parking app to skip the lines. You can extend your parking ~session by using your phone.


Pay Once, Park Anywhere
All of the multi-space meters operate in a pay by plate mode. This means you can pay once time and move to other on-street parking spaces within your paid parking session. It also means you can pay any multi-space parking meter to park regardless of where your car is parked. You can extend your parking session at any multi-space meter as well.


What To Look For On The Street

The metered parking spaces are marked with numbers and the word "meter" on the street, located on the driver's side of the vehicle.

See the example of the marked space below.


Multi-Space meters are typically located at mid-block. Each block has informational signage indicating Metered Parking. The sign states that a meter located on the block has three hours maximum parking time. 

See sign example below.


Meter Zones at Rudee Loop Area

Meters marked with a green stripe are for on-street parking only. Do not park in the Rudee Loop Lot or 2nd Street Lots if you paid a green striped meter. The rate is $2 hour with a maximum of a 3-hour duration.


Meters marked with a blue stripe are used in the Rudee Loop Lot and 2nd Street Lot. These meters are used in the lots instead of a cashier during non-peak times. If you paid a blue meter, do not park on the streets.


Towing Times

Towing at metered spaces from 1st Street to 4th Street begins at 12:00am (Midnight)​. Towing at metered spaces from 14th Street to 29th Street begins at 2:30am.

Avoid a Parking Ticket

The Multi-Space or large meters provide a printed receipt with each transaction. Keep this receipt with you as it shows the exact time that the meter will expire, so you can return to your vehicle before a parking ticket is issued.

See the example receipt below​. The red box shows the expiration time.


For instructions on how to use the Multi-Space meters, see Parkeon Meter Instructions.

Questions about a meter? Call 1(804) 625-4265.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Parking Meter Instructions

Parking Meter Instructions