City of Knoxville
Traffic Engineering Division
Parking is allowed on most residential streets and some collector
arterial streets within the city of Knoxville. See Chapter 17 of
the Knoxville City Code for parking and traffic regulations. Unless
a parked vehicle violates one of the regulations in the City Code
or is parked in a signed or yellow-curb No Parking Zone, it is legally
parked on a city street.
Change parking in front of a church or business along its frontage
to better suit its needs.
The Traffic Engineering Division will look at changing the existing
parking regulations only under certain circumstances:
Change parking along an entire residential street after a survey
shows a 2/3 majority of residents favor the change. The survey is
started when two or more residents request the change.
Change parking as necessitated by emergency vehicle access issues
or crime prevention issues, when requested by the Knoxville Fire
Department or Police Department.
Change parking as necessitated by traffic safety problems along
a street or at an intersection.
The City of Knoxville does not change parking regulations for individual
residential properties. This includes the installation of accessible
(or handicap) parking spaces. In most cases, disabled persons needing
a parking space should try to secure one on individual private property.
As with other types of parking regulations, the City of Knoxville
will install an accessible space in front of a church or business,
but only where a standard wheelchair accessible ramp exists.