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City of Boulder Adjusts Parking Management During the COVID-19 Emergency

City of Boulder facilities and offices are currently closed to the public and non-essential staff through March 29, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The city’s priority is to protect the health and safety of our community and staff while maintaining continuity of all essential services. The city’s parking enforcement professionals are currently prioritizing safety violations in order to maintain access of fire lanes, fire hydrants, driveways, loading areas and lines of sight. Vehicles parked in an unsafe manner can be reported to [email protected]

If you have a parking emergency, please call Police Dispatch at 303-441-3333.  

The city appreciates the need to support Boulder’s local businesses as they accommodate curbside pickup, drop off and delivery for community members. For this reason: 

  • A grace period of 20 minutes will be accommodated for all on-street paid parking locations in our special districts (downtown, University Hill and Boulder Junction).  Please be courteous of loading areas and, as always, watch for passing pedestrians and cyclists.   
  • Short-term parking in the city’s downtown parking garages is currently FREE through Sunday night, March 29, to allow for greater business walk-up capacity along Boulder’s downtown core. Overnight parking is not allowed (no parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. daily), and violators will be booted or towed (B.R.C. 7-7-2) and charged. Acts of vandalism, trespassing or other occupancy at the garages and at other public properties is subject to enforcement. 
  • Other in-person parking and access services (new permit purchases, renewals or refills) have been temporarily suspended due to our office closure. Rest assured that you may leave a message for our staff (contact information below) and we will contact you to accommodate your service request virtually or to temporarily extend your account.   
  • Community Vitality staff will continue providing maintenance and access services throughout the garages, including snow removal as necessary.  

Normal garage parking and enforcement operations resume on Monday, March 30 at 3 a.m. 

Published: March 18, 2020

Media Contacts: 
Jennifer Bray, Community Vitality Dept. communication specialist, 303-483-3770