Watch this video to learn how to qualify for a permit.

Neighborhood Permits

You may live or work in a neighborhood that requires a city parking permit as indicated by street signage. Parking permits are sold on an annual basis with a program year of August 1st to July 31st. Permits are available for purchase beginning July 15th.

Commercial, services and visitor permits are also available.

Please click this LINK to use the map to identify which Permit Zone your residence is in. Enter your address in the “Find Address” bar to help locate. Once entering your address, you may have to click on the colored zone in the Search Result in order to identify which Permit Zone your address is in. If your address is not in one of the Permit Zones, you are not eligible to apply for a Residential Parking Permit.

Please Note: Permits are non-refundable. If you have any questions prior to purchase, please contact Parking Operations at or 352-334-2569.


Renters, Fraternity/Sorority, Homeowner w/o Homestead Exemption

Permits in all Zones are $216.00.

Homeowners w/ Homestead Exemption

Permits in all Zones are $108.00 for one fiscal year or $324.00 for three fiscal years.

Smartphone Parking

Pay by Phone parking in Gainesville, Florida

Learn how to pay for metered spaces and the SW Downtown Garage using Passport.


Got a Citation?

Pay a parking citation online in Gainesville, FL

Parking violations can be reviewed and paid online – view options and next steps here.


Report a Problem

Report a problem in Gainesville, FL with 311GNV

Use 311GNV to report a problem with a meter, damaged or missing street sign within city limits.