How can I get a special parking permit to park at meters?
The Division of Parking realizes the need to close meters for construction-related projects or special events at various locations throughout downtown. As a result, the Division of Parking has developed the Parking Meter Permit Program which offers several different types of meter permits, depending on the event and the length of time the permit is needed. This permit is designed to make legal parking more convenient by having the parker pre-pay the meter fee in return for a permit that is to be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Parking meter permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis and may be renewed weekly with a new application. Financial districts, as approved by Norfolk city ordinance, determine meter rates. Permits are not available on Sundays, federal, state and local holidays, or after 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Posted hours of operation are the enforcement hours for parking meters.

For additional information, contact the Parking Division at 757-664-6222.

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1. What is the Division of Parking?
2. Who are our patrons?
3. Where does the money I pay go?
4. How many parking spaces are in downtown?
5. Why is downtown parking necessary?
6. What is the busiest time to park?
7. Why do people have to pay to park downtown?
8. Who enforces on-street and off-street parking?
9. Why does Norfolk have parking meters?
10. How much does it cost to park downtown?
11. Is there special event parking?
12. Are there any programs to help defray the cost of parking for patrons of downtown businesses?
13. Are shuttle services offered?
14. Is security provided?
15. Is there parking for the disabled?
16. Does the City of Norfolk provide all the parking in downtown?
17. What days and hours are the parking meters enforced?
18. Is there parking available in downtown for buses, RVs, campers and other oversized vehicles?
19. How can I get a special parking permit to park at meters?