UPDATED July 1, 2020:

Parking in Williamsburg

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Parking in Williamsburg

Prince George Parking GarageParking Garage

230 North Henry Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 259-3797

The Prince George Parking Garage has 362 parking spaces, as well as two charging locations for electric vehicles. There are two Universal Charging Stations on the first level and two Tesla Charging Stations on the second level. First 30 minutes free, $1 an hour afterward (maximum $12 a day). Credit and debit cards only. No cash accepted.

The payment system is fully automated, using license plate reader technology. There are several ways to pay for parking - all are automated. 

Use the APP

Simply download the iOS or Android PASSPORT PARKING app, fill in your information and, like a virtual parking meter, enter the amount of time you estimate you'll be parked. If you begin to run out of time while your shopping or dining, you will receive a reminder notification on your phone. You do not need to return to your car, you can add parking time through your phone. 

Online Account

If you use the Prince George Parking Garage frequently, it is best to set up an account for ease of parking. Go to and set up an account. You can list as many of your vehicles on the account as you want. Once the account is established, you never have to use a pay station again. The license plate reader will then recognize your car(s) as they enter and exit the garage, and the system will charge your credit/debit card for the amount of each stay. Just drive in and drive out. No drama. 

Pay by website

Simply go to and pay through the website. 

Pay at the Pay Station in the garage

Use Pay Stations near the pedestrian entrance on Prince George Street. The City uses a prepayment system like a virtual parking meter. Pay for the time you estimate you'll be parked. Remember, you can avoid payment lines by downloading the app. 

How to use the Pay Station:

  • After you park your car, take a photo of your license plate.
  • Visit the Pay Station on the first floor. You will be prompted to enter your license plate number (can't remember it? You just took a picture of it!), enter the state of your license plate (Virginia, New York, etc.), enter your estimated parking time (how long you plan to use the garage), swipe your credit/debit card, check whether you want a text or email receipt and the transaction is completed.
  • Printable instructions (PDF) can be found here.

William & Mary student semester passes:

College of William & Mary students can call our Finance Department at 757-220-6180 to check the availability of semester passes for the Prince George Parking Garage. These passes can be obtained by visiting or calling our Finance Department at 401 Lafayette Street, Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30.

EV (electric vehicle) charging stations available 

Two stations - standard level 2 charging using J1772 plugs. No fee to use the charging stations. 

The Prince George Parking Garage is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.

Overnight Parking is not allowed.

The Williamsburg Police Department manages the daily operation of the Garage.

Value Cards are no longer being issued. If you are a Value Card holder, please contact the Parking Garage Supervisor at (757) 259-3797. 

Monthly permits and semester permits are available for Downtown employees and W&M students. Set up an account online at  or visit the City’s Finance Department on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

The Prince George Parking Garage was constructed in cooperation with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and is owned and operated by the City of Williamsburg. 


City Square Parking Terrace 

401 N. Boundary Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

125 spaces of short-term free parking located beside the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance (across the street from the Stryker Center). 

 Parking by Permit Only

Permits available only to designated residents on Parking by Permit Only streets. Detailed information can be found in our Parking by Permit Only Decal brochure.

Parking Tickets - Online Ticket Payment

Parking tickets can be paid online at, by mail or in person at the Finance Department located at 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Tickets that have gone to summons must be paid at the Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse.

Telephone: (757) 220-6180
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Graduated Parking Fines

Per ORDINANCE #18-09 - October 2018
An Ordinance to amend Sections 11-162, 11-165 and 11-167 of Chapter 11, Article VI of the Code of the City of Williamsburg regarding Parking Fines.


 Number of Violations Fine                          Fine after 14 days*

1st Violation

 $10 $20 

 2nd Violation

 $35  $50

 3rd Violation

 $50  $100

 4th Violation

 $100  $200

 5+  Violations   

 $300  $500


 *Additional fees will incur if payment is not received within 14 days of the issuance of the ticket

Questions or disputes over parking tickets  or any other parking related issues please call the Police Department at (757) 220-6254.

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     Professional Services Bureau
425 Armistead Ave.
     Williamsburg, VA 23185
     Phone: (757) 220-2331
     Emergency: 911