PARKING SMART IN SAVANNAH
Residential Permit Parking
The City provides permits for residents who live on metered streets. The permit allows residents to park free on meters within the block on which they live and one additional block in each direction. Residents are also encouraged to park in the garages.
Parking permits are available for students. Free residential permits are available to those vehicles which are registered in Chatham County. To qualify, a student must live on a metered block and not in a dormitory. The parking privileges are the same as those of the residential permit.
Ride, Park And Shop
The City of Savannah and par ticipating merchants jointly subsidize free parking for downtown shoppers with $.50 and $1.00 stamps good at all four City garages. Look for decals in store windows and ask merchants for details about their individual program.
Visitor Parking Day-Pass
Tourists may purchase for $8.00, a two-day parking pass from the Savannah Visitors Center, the Parking Services Depar tment, and various hotels and inns. This pass authorizes free parking on meters of one hour or more, free parking in the City’s lots and parking garages, and exceeding the time limit in time-limit zones. Visitor day passes will not be honored during special events.
Smart cards are prepaid parking cards that can be used at the pay-an display parking meters in addition to coins, currency and credit cards. Smart cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, $75, and $100 and can be purchased at Parking Services located in the Bryan Street Garage at Bryan and Abercorn Streets. Pay and display meters are located in the general area bounded by River Street, Broughton Street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and East Broad Street.
Parking Services provides disability parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying the appropriate permit. The spaces are dispersed in all areas of the city and include free spaces as well as metered spaces. The spaces are located on-street throughout the City, in City owned garages, and in City operated lots (River Street lots).
The disability permit spaces in the Historic District all require payment for parking.