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Street Parking & Pay Stations

Locations & Information

On-street pay station and meter parking is available throughout the Downtown and University Hill areas. Most Downtown and University Hill meters have a three hour parking maximum. Longer-term pay stations and meters (4 and 10 hours) are located at 8th and Pearl streets and on 13th and 14th streets between Canyon and Arapahoe avenues.

Pay Station/Meter Rates & Hours

  •  $1.25 per hour
  • 25¢⁄12min · 50¢⁄24min · 75¢⁄36min · $1.00⁄48min
  • Enforced: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. / Monday - Saturday
  • Saturdays: No Maximum
  • Sundays and city holidays: Free

Note: No overtime parking tickets will be issued within five minutes of valid receipt expiration time.

Meter Feeding

Meter feeding is prohibited: Vehicles parked at a meter for longer than the maximum time posted on the meter—even if the meter still has time on it—will receive a ticket. This practice encourages turnover of parking spaces for customers, clients and visitors to downtown.

Broken Pay Stations or Meters

  • If a  pay station  is not functioning properly, pay at the nearest pay station. 
  • If a meter is not functioning properly, the meter display will flash "Failed" or "Out of Order." 
    • Other malfunctions include meter not registering coins deposited or displaying time correctly.
    • The maximum time limit on the meter is enforced even if the display is not functioning.
    • We do not recommend that you park at a broken or malfunctioning meter because the problem may correct itself and the meter may begin functioning.

Please call 303-413-7300 or go to Inquire Boulder to report a "Broken Parking Meter or Pay Station".

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