- Public Works
Follow the green 'P' to over 8,000 parking spaces, including more than 800 free on-street spaces. You can also park at one of the City's 14 parking facilities, located just steps away from all the popular entertainment, shopping and dining destinations. The City also offers free parking on weekends in select locations, and many downtown merchants provide free or discounted garage parking for their customers.
The Parking Division, organizationally located in the Public Works Department, oversees the operation of all City garages. Each parking garage is equipped with an automated Pay-in-Lane station, which accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) and parking vouchers.
The City of Greenville is partnering with mobile parking app ParkMobile to make parking in paid lots a seamless experience.
ParkMobile will initially be available in two off-street parking lots, the West End Lot and the West Washington Lot, with 158 spaces.
The parking app is available for both iPhone and Android devices. It also has a mobile website for users who do not want to download the app.
To pay for parking using the ParkMobile, enter the zone number posted on signs in the parking lots, select the amount of time needed and touch the "Start Parking" button to begin the session. Extend the time of the parking session on your mobile device.
HISTORIC DISTRICT PARKING PERMITS
The City of Greenville offers on-street parking permits for residents, business owners and their guests for Bennett Street and the Pettigru Historic District. Bennett Street is in the East Park Historic District between East Park Avenue and East Stone Avenue. The Pettigru Historic District is located between East North Strett and East Washington Street.
Residents and business owners who do not have adequate off-street parking may purchase up to two (2) permits for their location at $10 each. Residents and business owners may also purchase up to three (3) visitors permits at $5 each.
Permits are valid for one year from date of purchase and must be renewed yearly. A current DMV registration for each vehicle on the application and proof of residency is required. See application for acceptable documents. A hang tag will be issued for each permit. The hang tag must be displayed on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle.
To apply for an on-street parking permit:
- Complete the Historic Parking District Application and save for upload. Also include the DMV registration for each vehicle listed on the application and proof of residency. Please combine all information into one file for upload.
- Visit the City of Greenville Parking Portal.
- Choose your desired location from the list on the left side of the Parking Portal homepage.
- Follow the prompts to Join the Waitlist.
- Parking Services will contact you when your request has been processed.
If you need assistance, please call (864) 232-2273, option 2 or email email@example.com.
SOUTH MAIN STREET PARKING LOT OPEN
Construction of the City’s new 47-space parking lot at 911 S Main Street is now complete.
Located adjacent to Fluor Field, the new lot provides a convenient parking option for all of the shopping, dining and entertainment amenities the West End has to offer. Parking in the new lot is free, with a two-hour limit.
The City of Greenville is introducing a new monthly parking rate designed to provide an affordable, convenient parking option for hospitality workers and others who work outside of regular business hours, as well as those who visit downtown in the evenings and on weekends to enjoy its many dining and entertainment amenities. The new Night Owl monthly parking rate is currently available for all parking garages.
Night Owl monthly parking is available for a discounted rate of $36 per month (half of the standard monthly parking rate) and provides access to the customer’s preferred garage from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday. The application for Night Owl monthly parking is available online and applicants must submit their completed application, along with payment, in person at the Parking Services office, located at 516 Rutherford Street.
Find Parking Downtown
First Hour, Weekend & Evening Free Parking
Those who come downtown to shop, dine, do business and enjoy the cultural and entertainment options can park for free at any of the City's parking garages.
Park for free* on weekends in 2 downtown locations! The Richardson Street Garage is free when you park after 6 p.m. on Fridays through 6:00 a.m. on Mondays.
The West Washington Street Deck is free from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The first hour of parking in all City parking garages is free, no matter the day or time. After the first free hour, customers will pay $2 to park for a second hour, and then $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum of $7.*
The cost to park at the Washington Street parking deck and the West End park and ride lot is $1 per hour up to a maximum of $7.
*Event rate of $10 will prevail when posted.
**The daily maximum does not include in/out privileges.
TEMPORARY ON-STREET PARKING APPLICATION
OBTAIN A NO-FEE PERMIT FOR OVER-SIZED VEHICLES
The temporary on-street parking permit application is available for over sized, commercial vehicles. The permit is valid during regular business hours, which are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday. Complete the application (PDF) and return it to parking services via email to obtain your permit.