Parking Meters

The City of Minneapolis operates approximately 7000 parking meters located throughout the city. These meters all have different time restrictions and rates. Time restrictions and rates are posted on each individual meter. Street signs also posted for each block. Please note that rates and restrictions can vary on different sides of the street.

Meters can be used in two different ways. The conventional method is inserting coins into the meter. Our meters accept US quarters and both Susan B. Anthony and Sacajawea dollar coins. Do not use other denominations, as it will not count toward additional time on the meter. The other method of payment is with a Credit Card, which is an excellent alternative to carrying coins. 

To find out more about meters in your expected destination, use the color-coded key to find out information regarding time restrictions and rates,click here for the Meter map (PDF File). Meter Enforcement Policy

Should you encounter a defective meter or have questions concerning meters please call 612-673-5750.

Enforcement - Parking Meters are not enforced on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

The Minneapolis Transportation and Parking Service Division is committed to providing professional, safe, and attractive parking services to all its customers. Please contact us with any parking questions.

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