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Affordable Parking Program

Buncombe County is pleased to offer people who work in Downtown Asheville the opportunity to apply for one of a limited number of reduced rate monthly parking passes at the 40 Coxe Avenue deck. You must meet the eligibility requirements (listed below) in order to apply. The cost of the reduced rate passes is $40/month.

Please note that acceptance of your application does not guarantee you a reduced rate parking pass.

Buncombe County will select 150 eligible applicants at random via a lottery process to participate in the program. If you are selected, you will receive an email from Preferred Parking (who manages the county’s parking deck) by February 10th, 2023 and will be invited to purchase a reduced rate pass at that time.

If you are not one of the 150 applicants selected in the program, you will be notified that your application has been placed on a waiting list. You will be invited to purchase a reduced rate pass as availability allows. We will be posting the waiting list on our county webpage, and you can use your Application ID to check your place on the list.

Eligibility Rules to review prior to applying:

  • You must work in the Downtown Asheville area (within approximately 1 mile of Pack Square)
  • You must earn less than 80% Area Median Income (see below for income limits)
  • Have a valid driver license.
  • A credit card or bank account to link for payment
  • Applicants must be age 18 or older

Household Area Median Income Chart

FY 2022 80% of Area Median Income Survey
# in Household Monthly Household Income Limit
1 $3,750 per month ($45,000/year)
2 $4,283 per month ($51,400/year)
3 $4,817 per month ($57,800/year)
4 $5,354 per month ($64,250/year)
5 $5,783 per month ($69,400/year)
6 $6,213 per month ($74,550/year)
7 $6,642 per month ($79,700/year)
8 $7,071 per month ($84,850/year)

NOTE: Your household size includes yourself, plus all people you live with that you are related to including spouse, your children living in your home, etc

If you have questions about who to count in your household please email affordableparking@buncombecounty.org or call 828-250-5060.

Two Ways to Submit an Application

Option 1: Fill out an application

Begin your application by answering a few questions to see if you may be eligible for the Affordable Parking Program.

Start Application


Option 2: Contact us

Important Information

NOTICE: Completing this application does not guarantee enrollment or selection in the Affordable Parking Program. Program is subject to availability and can be cancelled at any time.

Questions? Read the FAQ

Your application must be received by midnight on Friday, February 3, 2023 .

If you need assistance completing this form or if you have questions regarding eligibility, please send an email to affordableparking@buncombecounty.org or call 828-250-5060.

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