Parking Information

Information about parking in the City of Alexandria, including parking options, enforcement, districts and permits.

Page updated on Jul 16, 2021 at 10:58 AM

What's New

  • Guest permits for Residential Permit Parking zones now available online to print at home for up to 7 days at a time
    • Eligible residents can obtain a guest permit here
  • City Council approves an ordinance restricting Heavy Vehicle parking to two hours in Commercial Areas. Enforcement to begin May 3, 2021.
  • COVID-19 Parking Responses and Impacts
  • Request Temporary Reserved On-street Parking

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Information and maps about parking including residential parking districts, parking restrictions, and meter and pay-by-phone zones.  


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The City’s ParkMobile service provides the ability to make payments via a smartphone app or toll-free phone number and is an alternative to the pay station kiosks on each block.  


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Certain areas in the City are designated as residential permit parking districts. Learn how to obtain a permit, request a guest permit, or reserve temporary parking. 


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Parking Enforcement officers regularly patrol to enforce regulations concerning the operation of vehicles as well as stopping, standing and parking on the City's streets. The City offers the option of paying parking citations online, by phone, by mail, or in person.  


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The City has conducted a variety of studies in order to identify ways to make parking in Alexandria more convenient and consistent.


PLEASE NOTE: If your vehicle has been impounded but you paid NCC for delinquent parking tickets, you must do all three of the following before going to the Impound Lot to pick up your vehicle:

  1. Pay in full all tickets that are referred to NCC;
  2. Obtain a copy of an official receipt directly from NCC, and;
  3. Confirm that all other tickets not yet referred to NCC are paid in full. You can confirm this either at City Hall, Room 1510 (Treasury Division), or online at alexandriava.gov/Payments

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