How to park downtown: 10 Birmingham Parking Authority decks and lots

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Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I imagine two groups of people reading this. Group One: you’ve got your Birmingham parking game down, and you don’t need me. Group Two: when work or life takes you downtown, you absent-mindedly think, oh, I’ll find street parking somewhere. This article is for you.

While I usually strive for street parking, this article is about paid Birmingham Parking Authority decks and lots. I’ve recently regretted my lack of knowledge of these parking resources. So I gathered this list, including rates, and added nearby attractions and notable landmarks.

Headed out for a fun night on the town? Skip down to bottom for details on Morris Avenue Lots 1 and 2, which are central to the Loft District, as well as the Avondale Village Lot. Got more downtown parking tips to share? Email me at terri@bhamnow.com.


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BPA Deck 2

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Deck 2. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close BPA Deck 2?

  • Alabama School of Fine Arts
  • Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Boutwell Auditorium (in fact it’s adjacent)
  • Birmingham Public Library Central Branch
  • Linn Henley Research Library
  • Linn Park

Location: 801 North 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203 
# of spaces: 1,472
Rates: $1 per hour, $8 daily, $70 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7AM-7PM


BPA Deck 3

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Deck 3. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 3?

  • The Harbert Center
  • Redmont Hotel (Note: the Redmont is also on the list for Decks 4 and 5. That’s because all three decks are very close.)
  • Wells Fargo Building

Location: 401 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203
# of spaces: 1,339
Rates: $0 first hour, $3 two hours, $1 each additional hour, $9 daily, $110-$110 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, check, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours


BPA Deck 4

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Deck 4. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 4?

  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Infinity Insurance Building
  • Redmont Hotel
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

Location: 2128 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
# of spaces: 673
Rates: $0 first hour, $3 two hours, $1 each additional hour, $9 daily, $95 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, check, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours



BPA Deck 5

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Deck 5. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 5?

  • Cathedral Church of the Advent
  • Edgar’s Bakery
  • Miami Fusion Cafe
  • Redmont Hotel

Location:2012 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
# of spaces: 408
Rates: $0 first hour, $2 two hours, $1 each additional hour, $8 daily, $110-$110 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours


BPA Deck 6

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Deck 6. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 6?

Location: 2010 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
# of spaces: 638
Rates: $0 first hour, $2 two hours, $1 each additional hour, $8 daily, $110-$110 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, check, pay by phone, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours


BPA Deck 7

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Deck 7. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 7?

Location: 1702 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
# of spaces: 1,607
Rates: $0 first hour, $2 two hours, $1 each additional hour, $8 daily, $85 monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-8PM



BPA Deck 8

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Deck 8. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to BPA Deck 8?

  • Blood Donation Center
  • Lee Rodgers Tire
  • Scott’s Koneys
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriot
  • Notably, this deck is less than a half mile from The Battery, Iron City and WorkPlay.

Location: 2021 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35203 
# of spaces: 1,114
Rates: $2 first hour, $1 each additional hour, $9 daily, $8o monthly
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, check, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours


BPA Morris Ave Lots 1 and 2

Morris Avenue Lots 1 and 2. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to Morris Ave Lots 1 and 2?

Locations: off Morris Avenue at the corners of 20th and 23rd Street
Rates: $3 daily, $51 monthly for Lo1 1, $43 monthly for Lot 2
Accepted payment types: bills, coins
Open: Mon-Sun 24 hours



Avondale Village Lot

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Avondale Village Lot. Photo via Birmingham Parking Authority’s website

What’s close to the Avondale Village Lot?

  • Cookie Dough Magic
  • Melt
  • Saw’s Soul Kitchen
  • Saturn
  • Post Office Pies
  • Fancy’s on Fifth
  • 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales
  • Avondale Brewery
  • And, you know, everything in Avondale!

Location: 109 41st Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222
Rates: $3 daily (monthly not available)
Accepted payment types: bills, coins, MC/Visa, AMEX, Discover
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours