Parking meters

We operate over 8,700 metered parking spots in high-demand areas of the city.

About metered spaces

Meter rates, time limits and other restrictions vary across the city. They might even be different from one side of the street to the other. 

Every meter has this information posted at the space. Make sure to read it.

Snow emergency and street sweep parking

Snow emergencies and street sweeping override the use of parking meters. Stay informed.

Event rates

Event rates may apply during events at:

  • U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Huntington Bank Stadium
  • Target Field
  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Disability parking

There are special rates for disability parking at parking meters.

View disability rates at parking meters

Parking meter map

See where meters are located, how much they cost and when they're enforced.

How to park and pay

Park at a numbered meter spot and find the nearest pay station

Note enforcement hours and restrictions, as well as the space number. To find the nearest pay station use the mobile app.

Get the MPLS Parking app

Parking meter

Step 1 - Note the space number

Activate the pay station by pressing the start button under the touch screen. Then enter the space number.

Step 2 - Choose the amount of time you want to park

Be sure to review the rate and restrictions of the parking space. 

Step 3 - Make your payment

Select to pay with coins (do not use dimes, nickels, or pennies), or insert or tap your card. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete your payment. 

Step 4 - Choose your receipt option

Enter your phone number to get a receipt by text. If you need an emailed or printed copy of your receipt, be sure you have the space number, time and date of the transaction, and the last 4 digits of the card you used. Then submit your request using one of the following methods:

Contact MPLS Parking

Call MPLS Parking at 612-343-7275

Email at

Visit MPLSParking offices

33 North 9th Street

Suite B-50

Minneapolis, MN  55403

Problem with a meter

If you have trouble with a pay station, you can pay for your meter at any other nearby pay station using the space number. 

If a meter is defective or you have a question about meters:

A driver uses the MPLS Parking app to pay for parking

MPLS Parking app

Don't want to leave your car to pay for a meter? Skip the pay station by using our mobile parking app.

Free holiday parking

Metered spaces are free on City holidays

Note that we do not operate all metered spaces in the city. 

Always read the information posted at the meter. Some private entities operate their own meters and may have a different holiday schedule. 

  • Minneapolis Parks & Recreation
  • The University of Minnesota 
  • Some private entities, like hospitals

City holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • President's Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Indigenous Peoples Day (second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (last Thursday in November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (last Friday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Contact us

Parking Services




33 Ninth St. N.
Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Office hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday