Downtown Parking Management

Parking sign and payment stationWhether you are a visitor to Golden, work downtown, or are just meeting a friend for lunch in one of Golden’s many great downtown restaurants, we want you to feel welcome and have a hassle-free parking experience. Please familiarize yourself with our downtown parking regulations and parking permit system.

Over the last few years, the demands on Golden’s parking needs has grown exponentially so in July 2016, after an extensive study, City Council adopted Resolution 2506 pdf icon, making a few adjustments to the existing neighborhood permit parking areas near the Colorado School of Mines and authorizing a new parking management system for a portion of the downtown area. New rules went into effect February 1, 2017.

Parking Management System Highlights

  • The managed area only includes parking found between 14th Street and Clear Creek, and between Arapahoe Street and Ford Street (see map on our Visitor Parking page).
  • None of the downtown neighborhoods are included in this downtown area under the new program. The neighborhoods that already have a permit system, however, had some adjustments (see maps on our Parking Permit page).

Parking Citations

Sometimes it happens. Maybe you lost track of time and forgot to renew your parking payment. Perhaps you parked in a permitted area, thinking you’d only be 2 minutes, which turned into 20. However it might have happened, if you received a parking citation, here’s what you need to know.

How to Pay

Pay Parking Tickets onlineWe offer three ways to pay for your parking citation:

  • Pay online with a credit card. Have your license number and citation number on hand.
  • Pay by mail with a check (NO CASH!)
    • Citation Collection Services
      PO Box 80239
      Indianapolis, IN 46280
  • Pay by drop-box with a check (NO CASH!). Drop-box is located outside of the City of Golden City Hall building and available 24/7. Enclose your payment and citation in the envelope provided.
    • Golden City Hall
      911 10th Street
      Golden, CO  80304

**Paying by check? Make check payable to Citation Collection Services.

Contesting a Citation

If you wish to appeal or have your parking citation reviewed, you will find forms and information available online on the Golden Parking Portal. You may also call 1-888-270-2635.

Please don’t wait to deal with your parking ticket, whether you choose to pay it or contest it. Unresolved citation fines incur a late fee 10 days after the citation date and are turned over to collections at 90 days. Should you have two unresolved parking citations that are beyond 10 days of the citation date, the ticketed car may be impounded and the owner is then liable for fines, towing and handling and storage fees.

Please contact the City for further information:
(303) 277-8799
Parking Office Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

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