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On-Street: Parking Meters

On-Street Parking Map

Interested in seeing where a parking meters are located in Minneapolis?  Use our interactive parking meter map to see where street meters are located and when they are enforced. Use the color-coded key to learn time restrictions and rates.

Metered Parking

The City of Minneapolis operates approximately 8,000 on-street metered spaces located throughout the city. Parking Meters button icon

Please note:

Pay Stations

Short on change?  We've got you covered.  You can use your debit card or credit card (American Express, Visa and MasterCard) to pay for on-street metered parking.  And, yes, coins are still accepted - U.S. quarters and dollar coins only please. Do not use pennies, nickels or dimes; it will not add time to the meter!

There are just 6 easy steps to use on-street metered parking:

  1. Park in a space marked with a number space sign.
  2. Read the parking restrictions, time limit, and the hours enforced.
  3. Note the space number.
  4. Locate the nearest pay station - remember to look up and down the street for the closest pay station.
  5. Follow the prompts to make your payment and print your receipt.
  6. Keep your receipt with you to keep track of your space number and when it expires.

Want more details?  Please watch one of the videos below.

On-Street Parking Meter App

Want to avoid getting out of your car to pay for on-street parking? Rather than standing outside at the pay station, download and use the parking meter app.

Visit for information on how to download and use the parking app.

Parking on City Streets Videos

Our "did you know" video series provides further information about Parking Metered spaces in several languages.

Free Days for City Metered Spaces

On-street parking metered spaces are not enforced on the following days:

Note: Not all metered spaces in Minneapolis are operated by the City. Minneapolis Parks & Recreation, the University of Minnesota, and private organizations like Fairview/University Hospital operate their own meters and their holiday schedule may vary. Always read the information posted on the meter to be certain.

Customer Service

Traffic and Parking Services is committed to providing professional, safe, and attractive parking services to all its customers. If you have trouble with any multi-space pay station just remember that with your space number you can pay at any nearby pay station. Should you encounter a defective meter or have questions concerning meters please call 311 or report parking meter issues online.

Last updated Apr 7, 2020



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