Appointments Strongly Encouraged
Appointments for service are strongly encouraged. Appointments decrease wait times, prevent return trips, and make the services you require more efficient. Schedule an appointment.
Each neighborhood in the program has public parking limits that are tailored to that area.
Permits that allow a vehicle to park in an NPP zone beyond the posted restriction are available to residents, visitors, employees and commuters. Each zone is color-coded. Vehicles with permits are exempted from posted parking restrictions.
Permits are available as follows:
First-come, first-served for Q4 commuter permits will take place on Friday, October 14th beginning at 9 am. If you are interested in purchasing a commuter permit after October 14th, please email our office directly.
|1st (January – March)||December 31st (prior year)|
|2nd (April – June)||March 31st|
|3rd (July – September)||June 30th|
|4th (October – December)||September 30th|
Renewal payments may be made via the online portal, by mail, phone with credit card, or in person.
You may renew your commuter permit via the Online Parking Portal.
Please email our office for first-time login information.
You may submit the application and pay for the permit in the Access and Parking Services office, located at 1500 Pearl St. Ste. 302
Office hours are:
|NEIGHBORHOOD||ENFORCEMENT PERIOD||TIME LIMIT W/O PERMIT|
|East Aurora||8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday||3 hours|
|Columbine||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday||2 hours|
|East Ridge||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday||2 hours|
|Fairview||8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School Days||2 hours|
|Goss Grove||8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday||2 hours|
|High/Sunset||8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday||2 hours|
|Mapleton||8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday||3 hours|
|Park East-Monroe Drive||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday||3 hours|
|University Heights||8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday||2 hours|
|University Hill||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday||2 hours|
|West Pearl||8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday||3 hours|
|Whittier||8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday||3 hours|
|Whittier (night)||8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday||Permit Required|
|Chautauqua||8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer weekends and holidays 2019||Vehicles without a valid permit must pay for parking ($2.50/hour, no time limit)|
In 2020-2021, the City of Boulder is working to update and improve the Neighborhood Parking Permit (NPP) Program. A staff team from the Transportation, Planning, and Community Vitality departments is working with community stakeholders to thoroughly evaluate and improve the NPP Program based on best practices and new technologies, following guidance in the adopted Access Management and Parking Strategies document.
During this time, residents should know that petitions for the creation of new NPP zones will not be immediately processed. You may expect outreach by staff to further inquire as to your parking experience and to see what interim access solutions might be made. The process to consider the program’s evolution (including any consideration of new NPP zones) will be subject to the project’s completion.
The City of Boulder has launched Revitalizing Access in Boulder, a project to develop a balanced approach to multimodal transportation access and parking pricing for destinations across the city. The project advances the work of the Access Management and Parking Strategy (AMPS) Report.