Downtown & City Parking Information
Public parking is available in the following locations. All posted signage must be obeyed. Unless otherwise noted these parking lots are free:
- Parking Lot: 1000 block Sophia Street.
- Parking Lot: 800-900 block of Sophia Street, end of George Street.
- Parking Lot: 600 block of Sophia Street, directly across the street from the Sophia Street Parking Garage).
- Paid Parking Garage: Intersection of Sophia Street and Wolfe Street (Entrance on Wolfe Street). $2 first three hours, $1 each additional hour. Maximum day $8.
- Parking Lot: 400 block of Sophia Street, just south of railroad tracks, restricted to City residents Mon.-Fri., 5AM-6PM.
- City Dock Parking: 207 Sophia Street.
- Parking Lot: Behind 904 Princess Anne St., accessible from Princess Anne and Charles Streets, Mon.- Fri., 6PM-6AM & 24 hours on weekends.
- Parking Lot: 410 William St. (Virginia Partners Bank). 18 spaces behind bank, Mon.-Fri., 6PM-8AM, after 12PM on Saturday (after banking hours) and all day Sunday.
- Parking Lot: 1016 Charles St. (corner of Charles and Amelia Streets) 29 spaces available 24 hours weekdays and weekends. Additional 17 spaces available Mon.-Fri., 6PM-2AM and 24 hours on weekends. Entrances on Charles and Amelia Streets, exits located on Prince Edward and Amelia Streets.
- Paid Parking Garage: Winchester Street. Privately owned, see signage for rates and restrictions.
- Library Parking: 1201 Caroline Street, Part-Time availability, see signage for restrictions.
- Community Center: 408 Canal Street, Part-Time availability, see signage for restrictions.
In general, parking non-commercial vehicles on City streets is unrestricted unless otherwise prohibited by signs. City Code 58-168 provides that no person shall leave unattended any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or part thereof more than 10 days on any public street, alley, or other roadway in the City. Vehicles in violation are subject to removal by police.
Resident Parking Permit Program
In order to reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the use of streets within residential areas for commercial parking and to protect the residents of such areas from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences, the City of Fredericksburg Parking Permit Program was established. Vehicles must display a parking permit to avoid the issuance of a parking citation. Residents of those blocks may obtain a resident parking permit at Police Headquarters during normal business hours. Applicants are required to show the vehicle registration and proof of address. Residents may also obtain temporary parking permits for guests. Read more about Parking Permits »
Residents may request an area designated as a zone for parking permits. Read more about the process, and find the application and petition forms here: Residential Parking Permit Program, Application, and Petition Forms (PDF)
Illegally Parked Vehicles
City Code 58-261 provides that Illegally parked vehicles that present a hazard or impede traffic are subject to immediate towing. Illegally parked vehicles that do not present a hazard or impede the flow of traffic are subject to being towed after 4 days.
In July 2007, the Fredericksburg Police Department implemented technology called autoChalk to encourage residents and visitors to obey the time-zone parking restrictions in the downtown district.
If you have a specific question about parking ordinances, please contact the Police Department.