The City's goal is to promote safety and provide access to Downtown Longview.
Notice: 2011 Parking Changes for Downtown Longview
New parking regulations effective 1/1/12:
- Most 2 hour on-street parking spaces in the downtown Longview area will change to 3 hours.
- Permits will no longer be available for purchase in most city lots. The Broadway lot (north of city hall) and the Paragon lot (south of city hall) will remain permitted lots.
- All other city lots will have a mix of 3 hour parking (where signed) or 72 hour parking (in unsigned spaces). There is no cost to parking in either the 3 hour or 72 hour spaces. However, parking infractions will be issued to vehicles that are parked in excess of the posted time limits. Parking in the 72 hour spaces is on a first come, first serve basis.
- There will be NO CHANGES to the existing 10 hour, 15 minute, 30 minute or 1 hour parking spaces on street throughout downtown Longview.
- Warnings will change from one every six months to one every quarter to vehicles parked in excess of the timed parking.
- The fine structure for overtime parking violations will change from $20 per violation to an escalating fine structure as follows:
- 1st violation in a calendar quarter = $30
- 2nd violation in a calendar quarter = $50
- 3rd violation in a calendar quarter = $75
- 4th violation in a calendar quarter = $100
These changes are being implemented on a two-year trial basis. More detailed information, including the ordinance language and a map of each City parking lot where changes are being made, is available for your review on the City’s website home page. Click on the yellow Downtown Parking Changes button.
Current regulations include:
- Chain parking is prohibited between the 1100 and 1400 blocks of Commerce Avenue and the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Broadway.
- Vehicles may be booted if the owner accumulates more than three ignored or unpaid tickets.
- Parking ordinances will be enforced from 8 am to 6pm Monday through Saturday, except on observed holidays.
What is Chain Parking?
Chain Parking is staying within a designated block defined as: portion of street, both sides, between two intersections, for more than the allotted three hour time limit.
Drivers must moved to a new block within the three hours, for example: If you are parked on the 1100 block of Commerce you must moved to the 1200 block or around the corner onto another street to avoid an overtime parking fine.
What is a Denver boot?
A “boot” is an immobilization device that is placed on the tire of a vehicle. A notice is also placed on the vehicle giving the owner 24 hours to pay all outstanding parking fines plus a $50 immobilization fee to have the boot removed. After 24 hours the vehicle will be impounded and the owner will be required to pay all original fines, the $50 fee and tow and storage fees to get the vehicle returned.
Please Read Signs to Avoid Fines!