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Parking Enforcement

Here is our latest parking map.

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Update on the Lease and Long Term Parking Program

There will no longer be physical hang tags issued. Your license plate will be registered into the new electronic system. Your information will not be released, and will only be used for parking enforcement purposes. This system will show that the vehicle has a permit when the license plate is scanned. If you drive multiple vehicles please ensure to include all of them. Only five vehicles will be allowed to be registered under a single permit. 

Along with the other changes mentioned, the passes will no longer be issued through City Hall. The passes will be handled through the Lexington Police Department by the Special Enforcement Division. Payment will be still taken by the Treasurer’s Office. Please note that if you choose to participate, you will be subject to the rules and regulations imposed by City Council.

The new system REQUIRES accurate license plate numbers and the state it is registered to. To help ensure accuracy within the system, please be sure to include all details of the vehicles, such as make, model, year, and color. Please also ensure that you include all current contact information. This helps us contact you in regards to your vehicle if needed.

Upon expiration of an issued permit, any vehicle that has not renewed will be subject to the time limits in the area that the vehicle is parked.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the Special Enforcement Division at parking@lexingtonva.gov or 540-462-3748.  

Lease Parking Program

Here are some details of the Lease Parking Program:

  • Permits may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lexington Police Department.
  • Permit allows driver to park in any reserved parking space between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the lot for which permit is purchased.
  • Holders of permits are also authorized to park in Long Term Parking areas. There shall be a limit of no more than two permits per business or one per individual.
  • The Lexington Police Department's Special Enforcement Division maintains a waiting list of potential permit purchasers. Interested parties should call 540-462-3748.
  • Permit holders are responsible for contacting the Lexington Police Department's Special Enforcement Division for permit renewal prior to the expiration of their lease. If contact is not made by the last day of the expiration month, the permit will be sold to the first eligible person on the waiting list. 

Rates for one year are as follows:

  • Firehouse Lot - $300
  • McCrum's Lot - $360
  • Methodist Church - $240
  • Henry Street Lot - $120 per half year
  • Roy Smith Lot - $240

Long Term Parking Program

Here are some details of the Long Term Parking Program:

  • Permit allows parking for up to 12 hours in designated two-hour spaces along the streets on the periphery of the downtown. Parking signs in the designated areas are marked with a red "LTP" in the upper right corner.
  • Holders of permits for McCrums, Firehouse, Randolph / Henry, and Methodist Church lots are also authorized to park in the LTP areas.
  • Only those individuals residing and/or working in Lexington's Central Business District are eligible to purchase Long Term Parking Permits.
  • Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate of $100 per year through Lexington Police Department's Special Enforcement Division.
  • A waiting list of potential permit purchasers will be maintained by the Lexington Police Department's Special Enforcement Division. Interested parties should call 540-462-3748.
  • A maximum of two permits per business or one per individual will be sold.

Houston Street and Diamond Hill Residential Permit Parking

All residents of Houston Street, North Randolph Street, and Diamond Street are required to have a residential permit if parking in the permit zone. This area is marked with signs stating that a permit is required. There are some things you should know if you wish to obtain one of these permits:

  • In order to obtain this permit, you must go to the Lexington Police Department to request one.
  • You must bring documentation showing you either rent or own a home in the permit zone (Example: lease agreement or deed). A copy does not need to be given, the Special Enforcement Officer just needs to see the documentation.
  • You will receive a hang tag for each vehicle you own, and two visitor passes. You may request more visitor passes, but no more than four will be granted. This is the only type of permit that receives a hang tag.
  • This permit is free of charge to residents of these streets.
  • Any vehicle that does not have a permit is subject to a parking citation and having their vehicle towed.
  • This permit does not expire, and the tags are good for as long as the holder is a resident of that area.
  • If you move and no longer need the permit, please bring the hang tags back to the Lexington Police Department for reissuance.
  • If you have any changes to vehicles or contact information, please be sure to contact the Special Enforcement Officer with that information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Special Enforcement Division at parking@lexingtonva.gov or 540-462-3748.