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Winter Parking Restrictions Begin November 1
Winters in Minnesota result in a lot of snow and the need for snow removal. To facilitate snow removal, St. Cloud has winter parking regulations. Starting Monday, November 1, Seasonal Calendar Parking and the annual Seasonal Parking Ban goes into effect. Avoid getting a parking ticket by understanding the winter parking regulations!
St. Cloud Parking Pilot ‘PLUS’
In 2021, St. Cloud started an exciting new pilot for the Parking System that has been extended through June 30, 2022. Based on feedback from Downtown businesses, the program has been improved to a PLUS series to provide further benefits and enhance the parking experience.
Pilot ‘PLUS’ improvements will roll out January 1, 2022 and will extend through June 30, 2022. These enhancements include:
- FREE parking in ramps: weeknights starting at 5:00 PM and all day weekends
- Over 2,000 spaces available in the 5 downtown parking ramps
- PLUS FREE parking in 5 surface lots starting at 5:00 PM and weekends
- Cloverleaf Lot
- Plaza Lot
- Swan Lot
- River’s Edge North Lot
- River’s Edge South Lot
DISCOUNTS on Annual parking permits – 10% discount applies to all annual parking permits.
- To increase turnover for downtown businesses, on-street meters and certain surface parking lots will require payment at all hours and all days, with the exception of no parking 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM to allow for maintenance activities.
PLUS Parking space time limits have been increased. On-street parking meter spaces may be parked in for three (3) hours and surface lot locations for five (5) hours.
- Safety remains a priority for St. Cloud Parking. Patrols by a private security contractor, already in place in all ramps will continue.
- PLUS Security patrol hours have been extended to ensure coverage in the earlier hours of the evening.
Email St. Cloud Parking with questions
ParkMobile allows parkers to use their mobile device to easily pay for their parking session.
The ParkMobile app will be available at over 3,500 parking spaces in Downtown St. Cloud starting in early August. There will be new stickers and signage posted throughout the Central Business District to provide information on how to pay for parking using the new app.
Click on the PARKMOBILE APP tab below to find useful videos to help you navigate and use the ParkMobile App.
Downtown Parking Information
The City of St. Cloud provides on and off street parking through its municipal parking program. There are three types of parking in the Downtown area:
1. On street parking (noted in dark yellow on map)
2. Parking lots (noted in light blue on map)
- Canoe Lot
- Cloverleaf Lot
- Convention Center Lot
- Judicial Lot
- Lady Slipper Lot
- Law Enforcement Lot
- Mississippi Lot
- Plaza Lot
- Railway Lot
- Riverboat Lot
- River's Edge Lots
- Swan Lot
- Centre Square Parking Facility
- Grand Central Parking Ramp
- Paramount Parking Ramp
- River's Edge East Parking Ramp
- River's Edge West Parking Ramp
- PARKMOBILE APP
- On Street Parking
- Parking Lots
- Parking Permits
- Pay Stations
- Parking Ramps
- Ramp Permits
On Street Parking
- Regulated by the use of parking meters
- Parking meters are defined as single space meters, pay stations, and multi-space meters
- Parking meter stalls vary in time restrictions and rates
- Coin usage and time restrictions are posted on each meter
- Parking meters accept U.S. nickels, dimes, and quarters
- Credit cards are not accepted at single space meters
- Parking meters are enforced at all hours and days of the week
- Current fee is $1.00 per hour at meters with a two-hour or four-hour maximum
- Current fee is $0.50 per 15 minutes for meters limited to 15 minutes
Parking Lots are regulated by the use of parking meters (single space meters, pay stations, and multi-space meters) and parking permits. Parking lots are enforced at all hours and days of the week.
Parking permits are available for purchase at City Hall, 400 2nd Street South, on a quarterly basis. Parking permit must be displayed in designated location in the vehicle at all times. Current fees for quarterly parking permits:
- "C" permit - $78.88 plus applicable sales tax
- "A" permit - $134.20 plus applicable sales tax
- "Reserve" permit - $215.14 plus applicable sales tax
- Ramp permit - $188.50 plus applicable sales tax
Contact the Finance Department at 320-650-3374 for further information regarding the purchase of a parking permit.
- Each parking stall is assigned a space number. Space numbers are posted either next to or in front of the stall
- Instructions are posted on each machine
- If you encounter a problem with the pay station, contact Public Works at 320-650-2900
Coins or credit/debit cards (MasterCard, VISA and Discover) accepted at the parking ramps.
Daily Parking: $1.00 per hour or fraction thereof
Payment required Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free parking nights and weekends.
60 free minutes of ramp parking (Monday - Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) for ParkMobile app transactions.
Ramp permits are recommended for individuals who will use a parking ramp on a daily basis.
- Permits are available on a quarterly basis
- Current fee for contract parking is $188.50 plus applicable sales tax
- Permits are purchased at City Hall, 400 2nd Street South
- Call 320-650-3374 for further information