Parking Garages Open for Free for Virginia Beach

Thursday, September 17, 2020

​Due to impending heavy rainfall throughout this evening and Friday, emergency off-street parking will be available in Oceanfront and Town Center garages today Thursday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. through noon on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Virginia Beach citizens with proof of residence may park their vehicles for FREE only at the municipal garages at 9th and 31st streets in the Resort Area. Exit time will be Saturday at noon or charges will begin. Based on weather conditions, the City may extend the exit date and times. Residents will be required to show a driver's license or a recent utility bill with their name and a Virginia Beach address as proof of residency for the free emergency parking.

Citizens may also park their vehicles at the following three Town Center garages:

  • Maroon Garage (Dick's Sporting Goods) – 4621 Columbus Street

  • Red Garage (Westin Hotel) – 4535 Commerce Street

  • Green Garage (Armada-Hoffler Tower) – 222 Central Park Ave.

No parking is available in the 24-hour reserved spaces, which are leased by residents. Towing will be enforced. Be advised that if the garages lose power, the lighting and elevators will be inoperable.


General Parking Rules:

  • Priority given to residents under mandatory evacuation, otherwise first come, first served

  • No oversized vehicles or RVs

  • No trailers or attachments

  • Vehicles parking in reserved spaces are subject to towing

  • No parking in the drive aisles or hashed out spaces

  • No blocking other vehicles

  • Vehicles parked beyond the emergency time are subject to towing

  • No overnight camping or sleeping in vehicles

  • Pets must not be left inside vehicles

  • Park in one space only

  • If power is out, the elevators and lights will not be operable

Note: 21st Street at the Oceanfront often floods and is impassable after heavy rainfall. 


Citizen Services: 311 is available 24 hours a day for questions and reporting non-emergency conditions. Please only call or text 911 in a life-threatening emergency.


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