Bring your ticket from the Water Street or Market Street parking garages and have it validated for 3 hours of free parking (the first hour is free to everyone), courtesy of the Friends of JMRL.
Many surface streets have 2-hour free public parking, and are free after 6 pm. During peak hours, street parking can be a challenge. During these busy periods, parking in the municipal garages is recommended.
Find more information on parking rates and payment options at:
Charlottesville Parking Information