Parking Information

Please see tables below for information regarding City of Charleston parking facilities.*

 Garages - Rates Per Half Hour

NameAddressRatesDaily Max*Pay MethodAmenities
Aquarium24 Calhoun Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardPublic Restrooms Available
Camden/Exchange35 John Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Public Restrooms Available
Charleston Place85 Hasell Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Concord/Cumberland1 Cumberland Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Public Restrooms Available
East Bay/Prioleau25 Prioleau Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Public Restrooms Available
Gaillard Auditorium32 Alexander Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardElectric Plug-Ins Available
Majestic211 King Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardPublic Restrooms Available
Marion Square399 King Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Public Restrooms Available
Midtown558 King Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Public Restrooms Available
93 Queen Street93 Queen Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardElectric Plug-Ins Available
Public Restrooms Available
34 Saint Philip34 Saint Philip$1$18Cash and Credit Card
Visitor’s Center63 Mary Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardElectric Plug-Ins Available
RV Parking - 12’8” Max Clearance, No Hook-Ups
Wentworth81 Wentworth$1$18Cash and Credit CardPublic Restrooms Available
99 West Edge99 West Edge Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardPublic Restrooms Available

* Daily is 12 midnight to 12 midnight, computed per single parking event. Attached is a link for more information on OVERNIGHT PARKING Rates. Click Here for more information.


Non-Metered Lots  - Rates Are Per Half Hour

NameAddressRatesDaily MaxPay MethodAmenities
Market/Horlbeck131 Market Street$1$18Cash and Credit CardHotel Parking Offered
Visitor’s Center375 Meeting Street$1$18Cash and Credit Card

Monthly Parking & Rates

Please contact ABM Management at 843-805-3232 for inquires about monthly parking and rates.

Metered Lots  - Meter Rates






Auditorium1 George StreetMeter1 hour, 2 hours,  and 4 hoursCoins and Credit Card
Beaufain/Archdale/Market45 Archdale StreetMeter2 hoursCoins and Credit Card
Cone StreetCone StreetMeter1 and 2 hoursCoins and Credit Card
East Bay75 E Bay StreetMeter10 hoursCoins and Credit Card
ExchangeGillon StreetMeter2 hoursCoins and Credit Card
Market33 Archdale StreetMeter10 hoursCoins and Credit Card

Hours & Rates

  • $2 Per Hour
  • Hours for metered lots are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; except Sundays and City Holidays

Other Garage Restrictions:

  • No Golf Cart parking.
  • No trailers except in Visitors’ Center Garage - RV Parking Stalls.
  • Motorcycles: Each bike takes one ticket, and occupies one space only.

On-street Meters

All on-street City of Charleston parking meters are active and require payment Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (excluding Sunday and official city holidays).

Rates & Payment

There is a standard rate of 30 minutes per dollar or 1.5 minutes per nickel, 3 minutes per dime, and 7.5 minutes per quarter. All meters accept credit cards, coins and the City of Charleston SmartCard. The SmartCard is an economical and convenient payment method for parking meters in the city of Charleston. It is similar to a merchant gift card: patrons pay a one-time charge of $5 for the card and purchase meter time that goes onto the card. These can be purchased at the Revenue Collections Parking Division office located at:
180 Lockwood Boulevard
2nd Floor
Charleston, SC 29402 

You can also purchase them at:
Visitor Center Gift Shop
375 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Malfunctioning & Broken Meters

If you see a malfunctioning or broken parking meter, it would be most helpful for you to report it to the Revenue Collections Parking Division office at 843-724-7375 or submit a request electronically through the Citizen Service Desk.

Additional Information

For additional parking information including an interactive map please download the ParkMe parking application on your iPhone or Android.

Discounted Evening Rates

  • 93 Queen Street: $7 flat rate fee after 3 p.m.; $5 flat rate fee after 5 p.m.
  • East Bay/Prioleau: $5 flat rate fee after 5 p.m.
  • Majestic: $5 flat rate fee after 5 p.m.
  • Visitor’s Center Garage Only: $7 flat rate fee after 3 p.m.; $5 flat rate fee after 5 p.m.
  • Discounted Evening Rates end at 3:00 AM at which time regular garage rates take effect.

Parking for People with Disabilities

State Code 5 June 3, 1960, allows free parking for people with disabilities who have state-issued identification (either a placard or a handicap license plate) in metered or timed parking spaces. This includes Parking Meters, Garages, and Lots and only applies to City, County, and State-owned facilities. There are several garages and lots that are privately owned, and they do not offer free parking for people with disabilities.

Placard

When parking at a metered space please be sure your placard is visible. It should either hang from the rear view mirror or be placed on the dashboard. When leaving a garage to receive free parking, you will be asked to show your disabled placard or identification.

Charleston accepts disabled placards from other states. A disabled veteran license plate also qualifies for free parking. Please be aware that handicap placards or license plates do not allow parking in Commercial Loading Zones.

Parking Garage Height Clearances

Click here for a PDF with information on height clearances for our garages.

Discretionary Garage Parking for City Residents at Determination of City 

At times when the City determines it beneficial for the protection of property due to probable damage on account of imminent flooding or high winds, certain or all of the City parking garages may be available for City residents to park vehicles, for free, but only during specifically prescribed times. Such a determination, if made, will be at the discretion of the City and as a courtesy to City residents only. In such instances, rules and procedures will be prescribed - including No trailers, No golf carts , No boats, and No camping. If free parking for City residents is determined allowable by the City due to such an event, the public will be notified through the City’s media outlets.

Additional Questions

For additional information regarding City parking garages and lots only, contact Peter Rascoe at (843) 973-7299 or email Peter Rascoe..
For information regarding on-street parking only, contact the Parking Operations Division at (843) 724-7311