Over the past two months, parking in metered spaces in the Old Town Winchester area has been free due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 1, 2020, the Winchester Parking Authority will return to enforcing use of parking meters requiring that parkers pay the meter to park and obey posted time limits.
“With the Governor’s Phase I implementation and more businesses reopening, it’s important to keep the spaces turning over throughout the day to ensure street and lot parking options are available for Old Town customers and visitors,” stated the City’s Facilities Maintenance and Parking Division Manager. “The only way to do that is through enforcement.”
Use of loading zones and handicap spaces have been and will continue to be monitored and enforced. Metered parking is always free 6 pm-9 am Monday-Friday, on weekends and on designated City holidays. To make sure you never overstay your meter, use the Parkmobile app or park in one of four downtown garages.