Lots and Meters

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Parking Meters

  • Meter enforcement hours - 9 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday (weekends and designated holidays are free)

  • Red Label Meters - $0.75 per hour, accepts one dollar coins, quarters, dimes and nickels as payment

  • Blue Label Meters - $0.50 per hour, accepts QUARTERS ONLY as payment

  • Time Limits - Range up to four hours

Holidays (FREE parking at meters)

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Thursday & Friday prior to the Apple Blossom Grand Feature Parade
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Avoid Parking Meter Fines

Park in one of downtown's four garages (automated and open 24/7) or use the Parkmobile app for meters. Parkmobile allows you to pay to park at street and lot meters using your smartphone and credit card. Need to stay longer than expected? Open the app wherever you are and add more time to your meter. It's that simple. 


Parking Lots

Lot Spaces Location Rate
Plaza 32 In the rear of the Joint Judicial Center and across the street from Rouss City Hall on North Cameron Street
Time limit: Range up to four hours
Cork 36 At the intersection of West Cork and South Loudoun Streets at the south end of the Loudoun Street Mall
Time limit: Up to three hours
Palace 22 On the south block of Loudoun Street Mall between the Mall and Indian Alley
Time limit: Up to three hours
Hable 31 On the south block of the Loudoun Street Mall between the Mall and Indian Alley
Time limit: Up to three hours
Braddock 8 On North Braddock Street between Braddock Street and Parrish Lane and is adjacent to Snellings Florist
Time limit: Up to three hours
Autopark 13 In front of the Braddock Street Autopark
Time limit: Up to three hours

Handicap Parking

State and City Code (14-84) allows up to four hours of free parking at metered spaces in downtown Winchester. Parking longer than four hours without paying the meter is a violation and a ticket may be issued. The Parkmobile app offers a convenient way to pay the meter from any location (meter number required).

Parking Fines

Submit your parking fine payments using the below options:

  1. Online – https://www.remit-online.com/540005
  2. In Person – Winchester Police Department's office, 231 E. Piccadilly Street, Lobby
  3. Phone – Winchester Police Department, 540-545-4705
  4. Red Drop Box - Timbrook Public Safety Center (bottom of entrance steps)

Avoid fines by using the Parkmobile app and never overstay your meter again.

Parking Violations

Printable list of fees for parking violations

Violation Original Fine Late Payment Fine (15+ days)
Meter Violation $10.00 ($30.00 after 48 hours) $50.00 
Parking on Solid Yellow Line $25.00 $50.00
Parking in Restricted Zone (other) $25.00 $50.00
Parking in Handicapped Space $100.00 $200.00
Parking at Fire Hydrant $50.00 $100.00
Parking in Fire Lane $50.00 $100.00
Parking in Traffic Lane $50.00 $100.00
Improper Parking in Loading Zone $25.00 $50.00
Second Meter Violation within 8-Hour Period $12.00 ($32.00 after 48 hours) $52.00
Invalid State Inspection $25.00 $50.00
Parking on Sidewalk $25.00 $50.00
Blocking Driveway $25.00 $50.00
Parking in No Parking Zone $25.00 $50.00
Parking within Intersection $25.00 $50.00
Overtime Parking in a Restricted Time Zone $25.00 $50.00
Blocking Crosswalk $25.00 $50.00
Unauthorized Parking in Rented Space $25.00 $50.00
Failure to Park Right Wheels to Curbline $25.00 $50.00
Creating a Traffic Hazard $25.00 $50.00
Within 30 Feet Flashing Beacon, etc. $25.00 $50.00
Cab Stand $25.00 $50.00
Bus Stop $25.00 $50.00
Violation of Designated Permit Parking Area/Residential Parking $10.00 $20.00
Violation of Official Sign or Marking $25.00 $50.00
Feeding Meter after Expiration of Time $25.00 $50.00
Non-Emergency Vehicle Repairs on Street $25.00 $50.00
Parking in Snow Emergency Route $25.00 $50.00
Truck in Residential Zone $25.00 $50.00
Parking, Stopping, Standing, Private Parking $25.00 $50.00
Backing to Curb $25.00 $50.00