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  • The City of Boulder is committed to community safety and follows public health orders to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our office will reopen on June 1, along with some other city offices, and Parking & Access is offering appointments in the interest of safety for customers and staff. To set up an appointment, please call 303-413-7300 or email [email protected] Walk-in customers will be served, but may experience a delay as only two customers are allowed inside the office at a time. 

    NPP Zone Commuter Permits: First-Come, First-Served coming June 15
    For more details on how to participate, please go to the NPP Program Commuter Permits page .

    We understand that many of you have questions regarding quarterly permits and future renewals. We are working remotely to support customers, businesses, and the Boulder community. We look forward to working with you to ensure an equitable agreement is reached. Please be sure to check this webpage, the city's coronavirus website at, and public orders issued by the state, or the county as the situation evolves. Our team is working and happy to answer any questions or concerns. You may contact us at: [email protected], or 720-749-9007. 

  • Parking enforcement :
    As of May 18, Boulder parking management has a stronger presence around town. We're offering parking incentives in the downtown city parking garages (see below), and ramping up to regular on-street parking enforcement operations by June 1 , with a 20-minute grace period for curbside business pickup/takeout to support businesses. The public will notice an increase in parking enforcement officer presence in the parking districts (downtown Boulder, University Hill and Boulder Junction). Officers are emphasizing education and warnings about parking ordinances, as well as notifying customers about the 20-minute grace period at on-street paid parking locations to accommodate curbside pickup, takeout and delivery options at retailers and restaurants.  

    Parking in the city garages returns to paid parking on Monday, May 18, with special rates through June 30 as an incentive (parking in the garages had been offered at no charge since March 16).  Incentives for parking in city garages downtown

    NEW weekday parking rate of $1.25/hour with no increase to $2.50/hour after 4 hours of parking, and a daily cap of $8/day. 
    • $3 from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. flat rate on weekdays continues 
    • Free parking in the garages on weekends and holidays continues

    For pressing parking concerns, please call non-emergency Police Dispatch at 303-441-3333. ​Overnight parking is not allowed in the garages (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. Neighborhood Parking Permit zones are enforced, please be aware of the parking signage and ordinances when parking your vehicle.   

  • Parking maintenance :
    The maintenance and meter technician staff have resumed their regular on-duty schedule of, Monday – Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9. p.m. Should you have a question or concern regarding Community Vitality Department maintenance operations, please call 303-413-7320.  

  • Improvement projects at two downtown parking garages underway:
    Two exciting projects are happening in the City of Boulder's 11th and Spruce and 15th and Pearl parking garages. Both projects provide needed improvements (staircase replacements) and welcomed enhancements (solar panels / additional covered parking on the roofs). More details are available at: 


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  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.