FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Updated City of Rome Operations – Public Access Closed to Non-Emergency City of Rome Facilities
March 15, 2020, Rome, GA – The City of Rome is increasing measures for the health and safety of our staff and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Rome is closing public access to all non-emergency facilities effective March 16, 2020. Although public access is restricted, all city departments can be reached via phone. Please contact Parking Services at 706.236.4458 and the Downtown Development Office at 706.236.4520. Email all parking questions to: Parking@romega.us
WE CARE FOR OUR DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY AND WANT TO MAKE THINGS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME.
HOW TO PAY FOR PARKING:
No payments will be taken in office. For Parking CITATION payments, use the DROP BOX located by the City Water Billing entrance OR call water billing to pay over the phone OR mail to Parking Services, PO Box 1433 Rome, GA 30162-1433 OR pay online http://romega.aimsparking.com
All permit fees (such as contractor payments or monthly employee/residential permit fees) should be mailed to Parking Services, PO Box 1433 Rome, GA 30162-1433. Please go here for permits: http://romega.aimsparking.com
Due to processing times, late fees will not be administered.
HOW TO FILL-OUT A CITATION APPEAL FORM OR PERMIT APPLICATION (CONTRACTOR/DUMPSTER/PARKING DECK OR LOT PERMIT):
Please email Erica Miller at Parking@romega.us and a form will be emailed to you. Please fill-out and return via email.
Parking Smart is a matter of turnover of on-street spaces for customers and visitors seeking downtown goods and services. In order to insure adequate parking turnover for customers, clients, and visitors, it’s imperative that downtown workers park off-street and leave space for the customer.
The goal of the parking program is to provide long-term parking in off-street facilities and short-term parking on-street in time limited zones. This goal is accomplished by creating off-street parking opportunities (lots and decks) and generating on-street parking space turnover through time limits and enforcement.
There is a 3-hour time limit for on-street parking. This is enforced Monday-Saturday from 8am-6pm.
Off-street lease spaces are available through the parking office and offered by individuals. Daily public parking at the 3rd Avenue Deck, 6th Avenue Deck and the East 1st Street Lot. Parking is monitored daily.
Crosswalks: As a rule of thumb, keep your parked car 20 feet away from any marked crosswalks.
Wrong Side of street: Drivers in the state of Georgia need to be aware of the various parking laws and regulations to ensure they do not inadvertently park in the wrong location. If you park where you aren’t supposed to, you can expect to receive a fine. Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.
Stop signs and fire hydrants: Most of us know this, but it’s worth mentioning that you should keep your car 20 and 15 feet away from them, respectively.
Yellow curbs: These are used to mark no-parking zones in accordance with the regulations above. But there are plenty of no-parking zones without a yellow curb, so once again, check the signs!
Sharrow/Bike Lanes: Now that downtown has shared bike lanes it is simply a reminder to drivers that they should expect to share the street with bicycles. The sharrow’s position in the lane also indicates where in the street a bicyclist should ride. Share the road and be safe!
Parking Spaces: Cars must be parked in such a way that the vehicle fits entirely within the limits of the parking space, or white lines.