Chattanooga Parking Authority

Welcome to your home to all things parking in Chattanooga. This web site is owned by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) who is the parent organization of the Chattanooga Parking Authority for the City of Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Parking Authority is responsible for operations of more than 4,300 parking spaces in various locations in the immediate proximity of downtown Chattanooga. This includes purchase and maintenance of all equipment, staffing and cash collection activities. This total includes:

2,100+ on-street metered spaces
1,300+ spaces in three parking garages
900+ spaces in surface parking lots.

Additionally there are more than 15,750 spaces in other privately owned garages and lots in downtown Chattanooga.

CPA contracts with CARTA to manage and maintain the parking garages, surface lots and on-street metered spaces and equipment. Revenue generated from these public parking spaces helps CARTA operate and maintain the free downtown electric shuttle system and maintain the CARTA managed parking resources.