Green Parking Permit

If you drive a clean technology vehicle, a hybrid vehicle which uses both electric and gasoline engines for power, or a non-hybrid vehicle that gets very high gas mileage and has very low exhaust emissions, then you may be eligible for a Green Parking Permit.

  • “Clean technology vehicle” means a vehicle rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a minimum environmental performance score for both greenhouse gas and air pollution of 7, and a total combined score of 16 or higher.
  • The Green Parking Permit provides free parking only at metered spaces located within the Downtown Central Business Improvement District, for the posted time limit on the meter.
  • The cost of the permit is an annual fee of $10.00.
  • You may purchase your Green Parking Permit at the Davidson County Clerk’s main office or at any of the 5 branch offices. Office Hours and Locations
  • The permit is only available for private passenger vehicles and is valid for a period of one year.
  • The permit must be hung on the rearview mirror with the expiration date facing the windshield.
  • Residents with Green Parking Permits must adhere to all parking laws, including properly parking in metered spaces and parking no longer than meter limits. Green Parking Permits are tied to vehicle VIN numbers and cannot be shared with another vehicle.
  • Download the Green Parking Permit application

Carbon Offset

  • If your vehicle is not a green technology vehicle you may still be able to obtain a Green Parking Permit by purchasing carbon offsets from a qualified local nonprofit organization.
  • Please visit the Green Parking page for information about qualified nonprofits, including how to become one.

If you have any further questions, please email us.

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