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.
Parking Meters in the downtown / old city area are enforced Monday-Friday
from 8am to 6pm.
Parking Break Program
The Central Business Improvement District is offering discounted
or free parking to those visiting the heart of Knoxville. The Downtown
Knoxville Parking Break Program allows visitors to park in one of
thousands of participating parking spaces in Downtown Knoxville
for free or at a discounted price. Visitors can also ride the KAT
buses into the heart of the city at a reduced price or ride the
free trolley. Participating downtown merchants and businesses will
provide parking validation or offer Parking Break tokens. Tokens
are good for KAT bus rides into Downtown Knoxville or at participating
Knoxville Civic Auditorium & Coliseum
Parking is available at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
facilities from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for only
$20 a month. KAT's Downtown Loop to the City-County Bldg (runs every 10 min) or get off at the stop closest to your destination.
KAT Downtown Trolley Loop [PDF]
State Street & Locust Street
Parking is free at the city-owned State Street garage and at Locust
Street garage after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend
- except for specific special events.
Parking along the section of Gay St. from Summit Hill Dr. to Hill Ave. is free but limited to a maximum of two hours from 6 a.m. - midnight, seven days a week. PBA officers will provide parking enforcement.
Parking is free in the City's Market Square, State Street and Locust
Street garages, and on meters, from 6 p.m. weekdays and all day
on weekends - except for specific special events.
To purchase monthly parking or to get info about monthly parking spaces within city-owned garages contact LAZ at
Commercial Parking Providers:
Allright Parking / Central Parking System, 877-717-0004
Premier Parking of Tennessee, 865-441-2553
Republic Parking System, 865-524-0602