City of Atlanta Parking Laws & Regulations

No Parking / No Stopping Zones

A yellow curb means “no stopping at any time."  If a sign is posted instead of the yellow curb, the sign will indicate when parking and stopping are prohibited.

Commercial & Truck Loading Zones

A City-issued permit is required for vehicles to load and unload goods within areas identified with orange curb markings and/or a posted sign. Unless otherwise posted, these loading zones are in effect between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Sundays and City holidays excluded).

Disabled Persons Parking Zones

Only vehicles displaying an official hang-tag or license plate issued to disabled persons may park in handicapped spaces. Handicapped spaces are identified with a blue logo in the stall and/or a posted sign.

Passenger Loading Zones

Vehicles are allowed to stop for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers.

Where Not to Park

  • Within 20 feet of intersections and crosswalks, or on sidewalks
  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign, unless signs are posted permitting parking
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or fire station driveway
  • In any manner that obstructs the use of the street
  • On the roadway side of a parked vehicle (double parking)
  • In a center median, unless posted signs permit it
  • In a bus stop or on a bridge (unless posted)
  • Blocking any driveway
  • Against the flow of traffic

Helpful Links

City of Atlanta


Downtown Interactive Map

Downtown Atlanta Ambassador Force