Parking Made Easy
Parking Made Easy


Parking Tips for St. Augustine’s Historic District

Parking in St. Augustine’s historic district can be a challenge during peak visitation times. Here are the top tips for parking near the historic district.

Parking Shuttles for Nights of Lights

The City of St. Augustine Free Park and Ride shuttle returns for the peak dates of Nights of Lights, starting on Light-Up! Night, Saturday, November 19. Free Park & Ride shuttle service will be available on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend (November 25 & 26), the first three Saturdays in December, and the five days following Christmas, Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30. For more information, visit the City's website.

Get The ParkStAug App

Your best option is to use the ParkStAug app for paid parking. The app is available for free from both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. For information on how to download and use the ParkStAug app, visit

The ParkStAug app allows you to:

  • pay for parking with your phone
  • receive alerts before a parking session expires
  • extend a parking session without ever having to return to your vehicle

Parking Rates & Hours of Enforcement

Parking rates are $2.50 per hour with parking sessions limited to four hours for on-street spaces and in parking lots.

Parking will be enforced Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., except on Cathedral Pl. and King St. where enforcement does not begin until 10 a.m., and at the parking lot at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, where metered parking is enforced 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

To pay for on-street parking and parking lots, use the Pay By Plate stations that accepts bills, coins, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. Payment may also be made using the Park St. Aug App.

Map of Parking Lot Locations

Click for Google Map locations for each:

Free Parking

Check the time of day when parking, as enforcement hours vary by location and are posted on each meter and pay station. Most metered street parking is enforced until 5 p.m., so there is no need to feed the meter after 5 p.m. You can park for free at any metered space on Sundays and holidays too.

Accessibility & 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.

Payment Methods for Parking

Again, the easiest way to pay for parking is using the ParkStAug app. Credit and debit cards can also be used at city-owned pay stations. Look for the “City of St. Augustine” seal on city parking lot and meter signage.

Historic Downtown Parking Facility

One of the best options for parking near the historic district for several hours is the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Drive. The parking facility, open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., is an easy walk from the Visitor Information Center and the historic district. The cost to park in the facility is $15 per car, per entry, for a full day and for evening hours. Cash, credit, and debit cards are all accepted. Please note, you cannot use the ParkStAug app at the parking garage at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parking

Motorcoach & RV Parking Information

Check with the City for more Information

For more information on parking in St. Augustine, please visit the City of St. Augustine website. Please be aware that 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.


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