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West 2nd St Surface Lot

Category Surface Lots


210 2nd St SW
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Surface lot operated by the City of Charlottesville. 

To park on the lot park and remember the space number painted on the pavement. 

  1. Walk to one of the two pay stations on alternate corners of the lot
  2. At the pay station, press Start to wake up the pay station
  3. Enter your space number.
  4. Make payment. As currency is deposited, time is added. The rate is $1 per hour. The machine cannot make change. 
  5. Press Accept to complete the transaction

Credit Cards

If you want to pay by credit card, swipe your card. The meter automatically assumes you want to park for one hour. If you need to add time, press the Plus symbol (+). When you are satisfied with the time displayed, press Accept to complete the transaction.

If you would like a receipt, press Print. You do not have to display your receipt in your car. Enforcement officers use a smart phone app that tells them what spaces are unpaid. They just walk to the numbered unpaid space and write a ticket if a car is parked there.


There are signs on the lot explaining this process. Detailed instructions are displayed on the pay station’s LCD screen. Payment is required from 8 am until 6 pm, Monday through Saturday. This is unchanged from when there were individual meters on the lot. There are signs indicating some parking spaces are restricted to limit parking to not more than 2 hours. These signs are unchanged.

ADA Parking

There are four designated ADA parking spaces on the lot. Parking in these spaces is free.

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