City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Download Permits & Forms »
Find City Court Info »
Find Next Brush Pickup Date »
Report Traffic Issue »
Retrieve Impounded Vehicle »
Pre-Order Your Rain Barrel at a Discounted Price »
Renovated Fort Kid on the Way »
White House Advisers Visit Knoxville, Focus on Climate Preparedness and Resilience »
Dawn Distler Named Knoxville Director of Transit »
Fitch Affirms Knoxville's AAA Rating for Bonds »
Downtown Recycling Center Relocating to Willow Avenue »
New Downtown Signs to Help Navigation, Reduce Visual Clutter »
Mobile Food Vendor Pilot Program Details Announced »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Concerts on Market Square Start May 1 »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
Engineering Department
Civil Engineering Division
Stormwater Engineering Division
Traffic Engineering Division

City of Knoxville
Engineering Department
Traffic Engineering Division

Parking is allowed on most residential streets and some collector arterial streets within the city of Knoxville. See Chapter 17 of the Knoxville City Code for parking and traffic regulations. Unless a parked vehicle violates one of the regulations in the City Code or is parked in a signed or yellow-curb No Parking Zone, it is legally parked on a city street.

The Traffic Engineering Division will look at changing the existing parking regulations only under certain circumstances:

  • Change parking in front of a church or business along its frontage to better suit its needs.

  • Change parking along an entire residential street after a survey shows a 2/3 majority of residents favor the change. The survey is started when two or more residents request the change.

  • Change parking as necessitated by emergency vehicle access issues or crime prevention issues, when requested by the Knoxville Fire Department or Police Department.

  • Change parking as necessitated by traffic safety problems along a street or at an intersection.

  • The City of Knoxville does not change parking regulations for individual residential properties. This includes the installation of accessible (or handicap) parking spaces. In most cases, disabled persons needing a parking space should try to secure one on individual private property. As with other types of parking regulations, the City of Knoxville will install an accessible space in front of a church or business, but only where a standard wheelchair accessible ramp exists.
    Add to Favorites
    Adobe PDF Reader
    Email Page
    Font Smaller
    Font Normal
    Font Larger
    Get Directions
    Make Home Page
    Print Page
    RSS/XML Feed
    Search A to Z List
    Site Map
    Traduzca en Español
    Translate to More Languages
    Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
    311. One Number. One Call.
    Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
    City Departments
    Communications »
    Community Development »
    Community Relations »
    Engineering »
    Finance Dept. »
    Fire Dept. »
    Law Dept. »
    Mayor's Office »
    Parks & Recreation »
    Plans Review/Inspections »
    Police Dept. »
    Policy & Redevelopment »
    Public Service »
    Special Events »
    Sustainability »
    List of All Depts. »
    Phone List »