Choose from time-limited, metered and long-term spaces found at the city parking garage, lots and on-street spaces. Use the map tabs to locate parking information near your destination or the button below to launch an interactive map of all of our regulated parking areas.

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SW Downtown Garage105 SW 3rd Street

From the garage you can walk to several downtown destinations, including:

  1. SW Downtown Garage
  2. Criminal Justice Center
  3. Hippodrome State Theatre
  4. Alachua County Admin Bldg
  5. Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, FL
  6. City Hall
  7. Bo Diddley Plaza
  8. Family and Civil Justice Center

Effective May 5, 2022, the parking garage is closed Thursdays – Sundays, from 10:00pm to 5:00am. Vehicle entry will be limited to permit holders only. Permit holders may enter through the entrance off SW 3rd St and must stop to speak with security staff to confirm permit. Non-permit holders will not be granted entry. Please contact the Parking Operations office with any questions at 352-334-2569.

Daily Rates:
6am-8pm – $1.00/hr
8pm-6am – $5/night

Monthly Rate:
Unlimited access – $25/mo. +tax

Discounted Quarterly Rate:
Unlimited access – $20/mo. +tax
(advance purchase required)

Monthly Downtown Employee Rate:
Unlimited access – $20/mo. +tax

The SW Downtown Garage, at 105 SW 3rd St., is fully automated; and there are no gates or cashiers stationed at the vehicular entry/exit lanes.

Please note: the garage at 220 SE 2nd Ave is not controlled by the City. Please contact 352-745-7800 for information.

The garage operates on a Pay-by-Plate system and parking is paid using the Passport app – available for any smartphone. Read FAQs about the app here.

Monthly/Quarterly permits are paid and renewed using your Gainesville Permits account ONLY.

Own a business downtown? Ask us about parking validation options or read about it below.

Parking lots in downtown Gainesville, FL

Downtown Parking Lots

Hours of Operation & Rates
Metered Lots: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday

2 No Meters Free
3 4hr Meters $0.50/hour
4 4hr Meters $0.50/hour
5 4hr Meters $0.50/hour
6 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
13 4hr Meters $0.50/hour
18 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
GRU Free Nightly,
Permit during the day

Buy a Garage Permit

Buy a SW Garage garage parking permit online

Purchase renewable monthly or quarterly parking permits for the SW Downtown Garage online, using Gainesville Permits.


Parking Validation

Downtown businesses can offer parking validation to their customers via Passport – learn how it works.


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