Parking Meters Will Not Be Enforced On Independence Day

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced that downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and therefore need not be paid) on Thursday, July 4, in honor of the holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2013: Labor Day (Monday, September 2), Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28) and Christmas Day (Wednesday, December 25).

 Please note that public and private garages and lots will be charging as normal.  Parking in an unlawful area or manner (bus or loading zones, on sidewalk, yellow curb, no parking area, in handicap space, near fire hydrant, Fort Wood Residential District, double parking, etc.) is enforceable 24 hours / 7 days a week. 

 For More Information, contact Chattanooga Parking Authority at 648-4031.


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Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

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