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 Downtown parking map

Downtown parking meters

Town Metered and Pay Station Parking

  • Enforced 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday.

  • Parking is free every day after 5 p.m., and all day Sundays and holidays.

  • Payment for on-street parking is available via meter or pay station. Rates are $1/hour.

  • Meters accept coins, (except pennies), Visa, Master Card, and Discover.

  • Progress & Church Street lots have a four hour limit; all other parking has a two hour limit.

  • Parking beyond the maximum time limit is prohibited and strictly enforced.

  • The expired meter fine is $35.


Parking on the Virginia Tech campus 

  • Permits are required Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., (Drillfield from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.), unless otherwise noted.

  • Permits are not required on evenings after 5 p.m., weekends, or in metered spaces.

  • Regulations are in effect when the university is open, including during semester breaks or when classes are not in session.

  • Visit for more information and special event parking.


Towed Vehicles 

  • Numerous private lot owners employ towing companies to patrol their lots. Most of these lots have contact information posted.

  • Vehicles towed by the town can be retrieved by contacting the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-443-1400.


Considering Alternate Transportation?

Blacksburg Transit
Blacksburg and Christiansburg

Smartway Bus
Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Lynchburg  

  • Bicycle racks are available throughout downtown.


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