If 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
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 (download for printable version)
Downtown Parking Map (download for printable version)
Downtown Permit Parking Map
Clear Creek Corridor Permit/Fee Parking
Due to increased traffic along the Clear Creek Corridor, parking on the street or in lots on 10th St. and Maple St., west of Washington Ave. now requires either a permit or a fee from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Parking in front of City Hall is reserved for City Hall business Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and converts to fee parking on the weekend. Parking in front of other City buildings is reserved for employee parking during business hours, Mon. – Fri. from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and converts to fee parking on the weekend.
Residential Parking Permit Areas
9th Street East End Parking Map – Zone 2
9th Street East End Parking Map – Zone 2 (download for printable version)
Golden High School Zone Parking Map
Golden High School Zone Parking Map (download for printable version)