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New! Parking in Downtown Decatur Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Summer 2014

Downtown Decatur’s new solar-powered pay stations and single meters make paying for on-street parking more convenient. They’re easy to use and provide you with several payment options.

Both pay stations and meters accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit or debit cards, as well as good old-fashioned nickels, dimes and quarters, and dollar coins, too. Pay by cell accounts are also an option.

Visit Park Mobile's website at to set up a pay by cell account.

“Pay Here” signs with directional arrows on each block direct you to a pay station. You can pay for on-street parking at any of the pay stations regardless of location. All you need to do is remember your license tag number and enter it at the machine.

A limited number of blocks continue to use single space meters but offer the same flexible payment options.

Two Hour Parking Limits Will Still Apply
Need more than two House? Choose one of the many downtown parking decks identified with a “P” for a cost effective option.

Parking Basics

Parking Map 
 > Download a printable parking map here

Downtown Decatur parking is plentiful, convenient and affordable! There are 300 metered spaces, 2,200 deck and lot spaces, and private spaces located conveniently in front of many of Decatur's fine merchants.

Why parking meters? Parking meters are not intended to provide a source of revenue for the City of Decatur. Instead, parking meters are a form of parking management that discourages long-term use of the most convenient on-street parking by downtown employees and MARTA patrons and help assure that these most desirable spaces are available for our retail and restaurant customers. A two-hour parking limit is enforced from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Metered parking is free after 6 p.m.

Pals Program
What does PALS stand for? PALS is an acronym for Parking, Assistance, Liaison with Merchants and Safety. While our downtown PALS staff is responsible for writing parking tickets, one of their primary responsibilities is to serve as ambassadors for the City of Decatur. PALS are responsible for writing parking tickets in metered parking spaces, on-street loading zones, fire lanes and handicapped parking areas in the downtown Decatur business district. In addition, PALS carry with them retail directories to hand out to visitors seeking directions.

For a printed copy of the information and map shown here, contact the Decatur Downtown Development Authority at 404-371-8386, or Also available is the Shopping, Dining and Services Guide, a complete listing of restaurants and specialty shops in our Oakhurst and Downtown business districts.

Free Validated Parking!
Many of our retail and restaurant operators offer free validated parking in nearby decks. Be sure to ask if validated parking is provided.

parking meterMeter Rates
Meters are enforced Monday-Saturday
Nickel 2 min.
Dime 4 min.
Quarter 10 min.
Dollar coin 40 min.


Rates for parking decks marked A., B., C. and D. on the map are listed below. More maps and information at Points of Interest, Restaurants, and the Getting Around section of this website.


Town Center Deck 

Free for the first hour
$3 1-3 hrs.
$7 All day M-F during business hours 
$10 Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday

Courthouse/County Deck

$6.00 all day, 8 am-5 pm.
Free after 5 p.m.  


 Marriott Courtyard /Conference Center Lot

.75 First 1/2 hr.
.75 Each additional 1/2 hr.
$4.00 3-12 hrs.
$5.00 12-24 hrs.




 Wachovia Commerce Plaza/Decatur Renaissance Deck

0-10 minutes Free
11-30 minutes $2.00
31-60 minutes: $4.00
61-90 minutes: $6.00
Each additional 30 minutes $2.00
Daily Maximum $8.00
Lost Ticket Fee $12.00
 One West Court Square
(Located behind Thumbs Up)
$6.00 Flat rate Validated parking available for Thumbs Up patrons
 335 Condominium
335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Parking available for 335 West Ponce shop patrons only

 The Artisan
1179 Commerce Dr.
$1.00 First 1/2 hr.
$2.00 1 hr.
$3.00 1.5 hrs.
$4.00 2 hrs.
$5.00 2.5 hrs.
$7.00 3 hrs.
$9.00 3-5 hrs.
$11.00 5-24 hrs.


 Artisan Parking
 Church St. Parking Lot
320 Church St.
$3.00 Flat rate before 5 p.m.
$5.00 Flat rate after 5 p.m.
$45.00 Monthly
 Town Square Condominium
225 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Token system for Town Square shops
$5.00 Flat rate
Manuel Maloof Parking Lot
Entrance on Swanton Way
Free after 5 p.m.

N. McDonough Parking Lot
433 N. McDonough St.
$5.00 Flat Rate Daily until 5:30 p.m.
$5.00 Flat Rate Nightly after 5:30 p.m.

Parking Ticket Fines and Procedures

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