Critical parking process

You can learn how we establish new critical parking areas.

When we make new critical parking areas

We'll look into establishing a critical parking area if

  • The area has high traffic with regular visitors to businesses and facilities
  • There's not enough street parking near residents' homes
  • There's a lot of vehicle noise, pollution and congestion
  • The designation would improve resident safety and well-being and create a more attractive, livable neighborhood

Learn more

See Minneapolis Ordinance (Title 18, Chapter 478)

Critical parking areas

See the critical parking areas that we've established in the City.

View critical parking area map

Manage your critical parking permit

You can buy, change or transfer a critical parking permit by logging into your account.

Contact us

Direct Permit Assistance




Office hours

Available 24 hours, every day

365 days a year

Parking Services

Public Works




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


Office hours

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday