Parking System Enterprise

Parking System Enterprise

COVID-19 Response: The City of Colorado Springs’ Parking Enterprise will suspend enforcement of parking meters, time limited and non-metered parking areas along with booting until Thursday, April 30. All parking meters in downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City will be free and without time limits. Structured parking will also be free. The purpose of the free parking is to allow residents easy access to restaurants offering curbside food services in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following enforcement activities will continue:

  • Fire hydrant zones and fire lanes
  • “No Stopping” or “No Parking” zones to promote safety
  • Loading Zones
  • Mountain Metro Transit stops
  • Special parking permitted spaces, including but not limited to accessible spaces, reserved spaces, restricted spaces.
  • Electric vehicle, compact, reserved or other signed parking spaces in structures
  • Parking on or within 20 feet of a crosswalk
  • Blocking driveways or alleys
  • Parking in travel lanes, including bike and transit lanes
  • Obedience to angle signs or markings
  • ADA violations
  • Extended / overnight parking at meters

The Parking System Enterprise provides public parking spaces as a key element in maintaining the economic vitality of the downtown and surrounding activity centers. Public parking is an economic development tool used to attract private investment into the community and manage urban growth.

Parking Meters

New rates and hours of operation starting January 1, 2020

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1-10 p.m.


  • Meters closest to the city center charge $1.25 per hour
    This area is bordered by Boulder Street to the north, Nevada Avenue to the east, Vermijo Street to the south, and Cascade Avenue to the west.
  • meters further out will be $1 per hour
  • meters on the periphery will be $0.75 per hour.

Meters take coins or credit card.

Parking Garages

New Rates starting January 1, 2020

Monday through Friday hourly rates:

  • 0 to 30 minutes: $0.50
  • 31 minutes to 1 hour: $1
  • After first hour:  $1 per hour or fraction thereof
  • Daily maximum: $9

Monthly parking permits:

  • $70 per month. Some discounts apply for groups of 75 or more.
  • Permits for the surface lot in Old Colorado City are $35 per month.

Special event parking in city-operated garages is $5.

Map of Parking Spaces

Contact Info

Parking System Enterprise


Phone: (719) 385-5681
Contact the Parking System Enterprise


130 S. Nevada Ave.
2nd floor, southeast corner
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Parking Meter Holidays

  • January 1st (New Years’ Day)
  • January 20st  (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 17th (President’s Day)
  • May 25th (Memorial Day)
  • July 4th (Independence Day)
  • September 7th (Labor Day)
  • November 11th (Veteran’s Day),
  • November 26th (Thanksgiving)
  • November 27th (Day After Thanksgiving)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)