Parking Permits

Pay your parking tickets and apply for Parking PermitsIf you are visiting downtown and hoping to park in a residential area, please keep in mind that many areas near the Colorado School of Mines, Golden High School and on 9th Street require a parking permit to legally park during certain times of the day and year. Please familiarize yourself with the maps and guidelines below, or just keep an eye out for signage when looking for a parking space in one of these areas. You can also visit our Visitor Parking page for maps to parking options providing plenty of free or inexpensive parking spaces downtown.

Parking Permit Process

Permit ParkingAddresses within a permitted parking area (see maps below) should access the parking permit portal.

In order to receive a parking permit, individuals will create an account and conveniently upload any required documentation as outlined below:

  • Tenants: a current signed lease showing the tenants name, property address and landlord contact information.
  • Property Owners: a current property tax bill or utility bill showing name and property address.
  • Business Owners: Business owners are responsible for entering vehicle information for all employees to obtain a permit. To obtain a business permit, business owners must provide a current Golden Business License/Sales Tax License as documentation.

All individuals meeting the above requirements will also need to upload a current vehicle registration a provide the license plate number and description (make, model, year, color). Each vehicle must have a current registration on file before a permit will be issued.

Applicants who do not have access to a computer or who need additional assistance are welcome to come to City Hall, 911 10th St., to complete a form and supply the required information. Parking personnel will review the documentation and help complete the registration process for you.

Currently, there are 6 permitted parking areas in Golden.

*Please note, a permit for Colorado School of Mines parking is required year-round, not just during the academic year.

  • Downtown Zone
  • CSM North – Zone 1 (year-round)
  • CSM South – Zone 2 (year-round)
  • Golden High School Zone
  • 9th Street Neighborhood – Zone 1
  • 9th Street East End – Zone 2

Parking permits are issued by the City to residents/businesses of these neighborhoods, within the permit area and are required for parking. Please see maps below for dates and times of enforcement.

Downtown Parking Permit

If you are eligible for a downtown city parking permit, you are permitted to park in any of the places indicated in black on the Downtown Parking Map below. These areas are free to permit holders on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Parking Informational Brochure pdf download (download for printable version)

Downtown Parking Map

Downtown Parking Map pdf download (download for printable version)

Downtown Permit Parking Map
Employee Downtown Permit Parking

Residential Parking Permit Areas

9th Street Parking Map – Zone 1
9th Street Permit Parking - Zone 1

9th Street Parking Map – Zone 1 pdf download (download for printable version)

CSM North Parking Map – Zone 1
CSM North Residential Parking

CSM North Parking Map – Zone 1 pdf download (download for printable version)

CSM South Parking Map – Zone 2
CSM South Residential Parking

CSM South Parking Map – Zone 2 pdf download (download for printable version)

9th Street East End Parking Map – Zone 2
9th Street East End Permit Parking - Zone 2

9th Street East End Parking Map – Zone 2 pdf download (download for printable version)

Golden High School Zone Parking Map
GHS Permit Parking Map

Golden High School Zone Parking Map pdf download (download for printable version)

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

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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