The Downtown Parking Validation Program allows downtown merchants to provide up to 4-hours of free parking to their customers who park at the High-Hanover Parking Facility (HHPF). The program, which is supported by the City of Portsmouth and the Downtown Business Association, is intended to make shopping and parking in Downtown Portsmouth that much easier.
Who can join the program?
Any downtown business, merchant or commercial establishment located in the central business district (CBD) may purchase validation stickers for distribution to customers who park in the HHPF.
How does a business join the program?
Business owners or their authorized representatives sign a membership agreement at the Parking Clerk's Office located at City Hall, 1 Junkins Avenue. A window decal signifying participation in the program is issued and must be displayed in the merchant/business storefront window.
Where do I purchase the Parking Validation Stamp Booklets?
After joining the program, validation stamp booklets can be purchased at the Parking Clerk's office or by calling (603) 610-7253. The City will deliver reorders of validation stamp booklets to the stores of participating merchants.
How much does it cost to participate?
Each parking validation stamp booklet contains 100 validation stickers and each sticker is valid for one hour of free parking in the HHPF. Stamp booklets are sold at a 33% discount ($50 for each book having a face value of $75).
How does it work?
A customer of the participating merchant who has parked at the HHPF simply presents their parking garage ticket to the merchant who can affix validation sticker(s) to the back of the ticket. It is up to the merchant to decide if a minimum purchase is required and how many stickers (up to four per customer) are provided. The maximum amount of validated time is 4-hours.
Who currently participates in the validation program?
See the below map.
For more information contact the Parking Clerk's Office at (603) 610-7253.