Parking meters are back in downtown


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Posted September 11, 2020 | Brad Rogers, Executive Editor

The City of Ocala will resume parking meter operations in the downtown area beginning Monday, Sept. 14.  In March, the city chose to suspend the collection of parking meter fees in response to COVID-19 and to support local businesses remaining open during the pandemic.

The parking meter rates of 50 cents per hour will be in effect during this time; and a time limit of three hours per space, for most spaces, will be enforced. Accepted forms of payment include coins, credit/debit cards, Passport Parking app or call in service, and Apple or Google Pay.

The parking meters downtown are in effect weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are approximately 159 parking meters located throughout the downtown and midtown areas. The goal of the parking meter program is to provide a steady turnover of convenient parking spaces located near downtown businesses.

In addition to the metered parking spaces, free parking is available daily at the downtown parking garage located at 296 SE Broadway St.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala at 352-629-8201.