Downtown & Clear Creek 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 and Clear Creek Corridor parking regulations and parking permit system.

Over the last few years, the demands on Golden’s parking needs has grown exponentially making a revamp of our parking management strategies in both the downtown area and along the Clear Creek Corridor.

Please see our Visitor Parking page for maps and information on where to park if you are visiting downtown Golden or coming for a day of relaxation or watersports on Clear Creek.

If you live or work in Golden’s permit parking areas and would like acquire a parking permit, please visit our Permit Parking page for more information.

Current Parking Lots Status

  • South Garage (1250 Jackson St)

    Total: 240
    Occupied: 113
    Empty: 127

  • North Garage (702 12th St)

    Total: 315
    Occupied: 61
    Empty: 254

  • Clear Creek Lot (304 10th St)

    Total: 146
    Occupied: 59
    Empty: 87

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.

COG Mesa

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

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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