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 a Neighborhood Parking Permit (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:
The City of Boulder Community Vitality Department is committed to providing financial assistance to City of Boulder residents of low income by providing a discount of 50% off the residential parking permit cost for those who qualify.
The discount is available to residents currently enrolled in a City of Boulder or Boulder County income-based program. Eligible programs are:
Once your application has been approved you can pay for your permit in person, by phone, or by mail.
First-come, first-served for Q2 2023 commuter permits will take place on Monday, Apr. 17, 2023 beginning at 9 a.m. If you are interested in purchasing a commuter permit after Apr. 17, 2023, please email our office directly.
|1st (January – March)||December 31 (prior year)|
|2nd (April – June)||March 31|
|3rd (July – September)||June 30|
|4th (October – December)||September 30|
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)|
The Residential Access Management Program (RAMP) makes an annual assessment of various key metrics and other factors, in order to determine an appropriate neighborhood parking management strategy for neighborhoods which qualify for the Neighborhood Parking Permit (NPP) Program. Residents can request that their neighborhood be studied for possible inclusion in a new or existing NPP, or request the removal of an existing NPP.
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.