Parking lots

Places that charge for parking must be licensed by the City.


A parking lot is any open air place with 10 or more parking spaces.

Class A parking lot: A commercial lot that charges customers by the hour, day, week, month or for special events

Class B parking lot: A commercial lot that charges customers a monthly fee.  No other type of fee can be charged.

Class C parking lot temporary events: A commercial lot, near the Huntington Bank stadium, that charges customers a fee for event parking.

Free parking lot:  A lot that does not charge a fee.  May be used by employees, club members, patients, etc.  No license is required.      

Arial view of parking lot with cars

Before you begin

See How to open a new business 


Parking lots in Minneapolis are required to be licensed. 

See Parking Lot Application


Find your license fee

Submit your application 

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

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