Visitor permits details
Visitor permit rules
- You cannot resell permits
- Visitor permits are optional. Vehicles without permits must follow posted parking restrictions
- Only one vehicle may be assigned to a permit at any given time
- You can buy visitor permits even if you do not buy a permit for yourself
Where you cannot buy visitor permits
If you live in a critical parking area, you can buy permits for visitors or service people. Still, there are a few areas where you cannot buy visitor permits.
Critical parking areas where you cannot buy visitor permits:
Permit fees and when they expire
|Permit type||Fee||Valid for|
|New or renewal||$25||1 calendar year|
|Visitor||$10||1 calendar year|
|Temporary (2-30 days)||$5||2 to 30 days|
|Temporary (1 day)||$2||1 day|
An extra $10 setup fee applies during the first year of a critical parking area.
Amount of permits you can buy
|Permit type||Amount you can buy each year|
|Critical parking||2 per licensed resident|
|Visitor||2 per residence|
|Temporary (1 - 30 day)||50 per licensed resident|
Businesses are limited to 2 critical parking permits, per unique address, within each critical parking area. Businesses cannot use visitor permits.
Extra permit limits
Some critical parking areas have extra limitations. Check with Parking Services to see what's available in your area.
Manage your critical parking permit
Direct Permit Assistance
Available 24 hours, every day
365 days a year
Address33 Ninth St. N.Room 100Minneapolis, MN 55403
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday