Downtown St. Augustine parking garage

Historic Downtown Parking Facility at the Visitor Information Center.

Public parking at Castillo de San Marcos

Public parking is available at the Castillo de San Marcos.

Parking kiosk in downtown St. Augustine

Parking kiosks accept cash, credit cards & Park Now cards.

Parking meters

Parking meters accept both cash and Park Now cards.

Park Now card

The ParkNow card provides parking discounts.

Downtown St. Augustine parking garage
Public parking at Castillo de San Marcos
Parking kiosk in downtown St. Augustine
Parking meters
Park Now card

Parking Tips from the Locals

It’s no secret that parking in St. Augustine's historic district can be a challenge. So here are a few tips from locals on how and where to park to enjoy your day. 

There's metered parking on many streets in St. Augustine’s historic district, but you'll want to look closely before feeding a meter. Check the time when you park, as enforcement hours vary by location and are posted on each meter and pay station.

Typically you only pay for parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so there's no need to feed the meter after 5 p.m. And you can park for free at any metered space on Sundays and holidays.

On-street individual meters take coins or ParkNow cards only, no debit or credit cards. It costs $2.50 per hour to park in an on-street individual metered spot with a 3-hour maximum.

Some on-street parking and parking lots do not have individual meters but do have pay stations. Pay stations accept coins, bills, credit cards, debit cards (Visa or Mastercard) and ParkNow cards for parking from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Metered lots have a 4-hour maximum, allowing you more time than on-street meters. Cost is $2.50 per hour.

NOTE: There are several privately owned lots throughout the city with their own pay stations. All city-owned pay stations and meters will clearly display the city crest.

To make this a little more confusing, the Castillo de San Marcos lot is enforced seven days a week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. And metered parking on Cathedral Place and King Street around the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion is not enforced until 10 a.m.

The lesson here is check that meter before you pay!

Best Parking Spot in Town

The Historic Downtown Parking Facility is always the best place to park. The garage is adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Drive. What makes the garage convenient is its close proximity to everything in the historic district and the fact that you can park as long as you want for only one fee.

Cost to park in the garage for the full day and evening hours is $15 per car. Cash, credit card, debit card or ParkNow cards are accepted. Parking in the garage is enforced every day; it is not free on Sundays or holidays. If you leave the garage and return the same day, you must pay to enter again.

Handicapped Parking

Parking with a handicapped placard or handicapped license plate is free at any city-owned meter or pay station, and at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility.