Beginning July 1, the Davidson County Clerk’s Office will provide “green parking” permits to those who own clean technology vehicles, including hybrid vehicles that use both electric and gasoline engines for power, or non-hybrid vehicles that get very high gas mileage and have very low exhaust emissions.
Applications for the permits, which provide access to free meter parking in downtown Nashville’s Central Business Improvement District, are available at the clerk’s main office in the Howard Office Building at Fulton Complex, 700 Second Ave. S. and at all five satellite locations. The permits are available for private passenger vehicles and may be purchased for an annual fee of $10. The permits are valid for a period of one year and shall be issued at the time the motor vehicle is registered.
“Metro Council members Jason Holleman and Mike Jameson worked to make this program a reality, and I’m glad that the clerk’s office is part of this step to make Nashville a green city,” John Arriola, Davidson County clerk, said in a release. “There are close to 35,000 eligible cars registered in Davidson County, so I hope residents will take full advantage of the opportunity, and that this will provide further incentive to consider clean technology vehicles.”
For more information, visit http://nashvilleclerk.com/motor-vehicles/green-parking-permit/ .