Streets & Parking Enforcement During COVID-19

March 26, 2020 / Comments (0)

General News

Suspended Enforcement Activities

Effective March 19, 2020, for the next 30 days

The Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will suspend enforcement of the following:

  • Parking meters: All meters will be free and without time limits.)
  • Time-limited, non-metered parking areas (e.g., 30-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, etc.)
  • Residential Permit Parking areas 
  • 72-hour parking limits
    Residents and visitors can park their vehicles in one spot for more than 72 hours.
  • Large vehicle parking
    People can park trucks and other vehicles more than 22’ in length on the street.
  • School bus loading zones 
  • Booting 

Continued Enforcement Activities

The following enforcement activities will continue:

  • Fire hydrant zone clear areas (10 ft. clear around hydrants)
  • “No Stopping” or “No Parking” zones to promote safety
  • Loading zones – Passenger, Truck, Permitted, General, Temporary, etc.
  • RTD transit stops
  • Special parking permitted spaces, including accessible spaces, CarShare, church zones, fire zones
  • Blocked driveways and alleys
  • Parking in travel lanes, including bike and transit lanes

DOTI will evaluate an extension of the above enforcement changes on a month-by-month basis.

Denver Parks and Recreation Road and Parking Closures

Street Sweeping

Denver’s street sweeping program will begin April 1 and runs through November; however, the city will not enforce parking restrictions related to street sweeping for 30 days. People who are able to move their cars on street sweeping day are asked to do so to allow street sweepers to reach the curb line and more effectively sweep.  Please follow the restrictions because Street sweeping plays a critical role in keeping Denver’s streets, air and water clean.  DOTI’s Street Sweeping Program removes dirt, litter, leaves and debris from city streets, which supports a clean environment by reducing air and water pollution (keeping debris out of our stormwater system).

Parking Hearings

Parking Hearings Online or by Phone Only! No Walk-ins at This Time.

In order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Parking Magistrate’s Office is currently not accepting walk-in hearings.

However, our team is still working remotely to assist your appeal needs. You can do business with us online by visiting our “Dispute a Parking Ticket” page. You can also contact us by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Parking Cashier Services

Building Cashier Services will close starting Wednesday, March 25.

  • Wellington E. Webb Building
    201 West Colfax Ave, 1st-floor atrium

    • To request residential parking permits or to pay parking citations online, go to
    • For parking permit or parking citation questions, call 720-913-5365.

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