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.

SW Downtown Garage

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

Daily Rates:
6am-6pm – $1/hr ($6 max)
6pm-6am – $5/night

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

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

The SW Downtown Garage is fully automated; while there are no gates or cashiers stationed at the vehicular entry/exit lanes, parking attendants make regular patrols through the garage and are available to assist you.

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 10hrs Meters from 8am-6pm $0.25/hour
4 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
5 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
6 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
10 Monthly Permits - Valid Weekdays Only $30/month
13 2hr Meters $0.50/hour
18 Free Nightly,
Permit during the day
GRU Free Nightly,
Permit during the day

Lot 10 Permits are available for purchase at the SW Downtown Garage Office

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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RTS Bus Transfer Station in Gainesville, Florida

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