Street Parking

On-street Parking and Meters 

The rates and time limits for metered parking vary by location, and are posted on the meter or kiosk.

Meter Holiday Schedule

Parking at a meter space or multi-space section is free Sundays and the following City holidays: 

  • New Years Day - January 1 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January) 
  • Presidents Birthday (third Monday in February) 
  • Cesar Chavez Day (last Monday in March) 
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth - June 19
  • Independence Day - July 4 
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September) 
  • Veteran's Day - November 11 
  • Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November) 
  • Christmas Day - December 25

Meter operation hours are posted on all meters and kiosks.

Meter Bagging Permits

Meters may be bagged with "No Parking" bags over the meter heads to keep the street clear of parked cars for construction, special events and filming. Please note, a street occupancy permit must also be obtained for any event that takes place in the street/sidewalks/public right of way.

Note:  Meter bagging requests take up to 72 hours to process, so should be submitted at least 1 week before your event.

Download our meter bagging requirements(PDF, 510KB)

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Pay by Phone

New! In 2021, Denver started accepting meter payments by phone!

Pay for Parking with the Pay by Phone app

PayByPhone lets you to pay for parking in seconds. The app allows you to extend your parking session from anywhere and will even remind you when your parking session is about to expire! Parking with PayByPhone is convenient, easy and secure. Once you have downloaded the app and registered for an account, you can park in just a few easy steps. 

Step 1.Get the Mobile App 

 Go to on your mobile device to download the iPhone or Android app.

Step 2.Register

 To use the service, create a free PayByPhone account on the mobile app (on iOS and Android devices), the web app at, or by phone 24/7 at 888-680-7275 (the account will be activated immediately and the parking session can be started on the initial phone call). The following information is required to set up an account:

  • Mobile phone number
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • License plate of car(s)

The next time you call or log on, your details will be automatically recognized.

Step 3.Enter Location

Enter the location number posted on the PayByPhone signs

Enter stall number (if required)

Step 4.Enter Time

Select a parking duration. 

Step 5.Confirm Payment



Step 1.Insert Card 

Smart meters accept Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. There are no transaction fees to the customer, however a minimum of $1 must be charged.

Step 2.Cancel?

If a mistake is made, press the cancel button

Step 3.Complete

A receipt will not be printed, but the meter will beep when the transaction is complete.


Step 1.Insert Coins

Insert the amount of coins desired for the visit.

Step 2.Confirm

The meter will display the amount of time purchased.

REMEMBER: Money can be added to extend the time on the meter unless the maximum amount of time has been purchased, then it is necessary to move your vehicle to another space!