On-Street: Parking Meters
On-Street Parking Map
Interested in seeing where a parking meters are located in Minneapolis? Use our interactive parking meter map to see where street meters are located and when they are enforced. Use the color-coded key to learn time restrictions and rates.
The City of Minneapolis operates approximately 8,000 on-street metered spaces located throughout the city.
- Metered spaces have varying time restrictions and rates.
- Time restrictions and rates are posted at each metered space.
- Rates and restrictions can vary on different sides of the street.
- Parking metered spaces are not enforced on several holidays. FREE! View the list of holidays.
- A snow emergency and fall or spring street sweeping overrides the use of parking meters. Stay informed.
- Event rates may be applied during events at US Bank Stadium, TCF Bank Stadium, Target Field and the Convention Center. Use our interactive parking meter map for details.
Short on change? We've got you covered. Use can use your debit card or credit card (American Express, Visa and MasterCard) to pay for on0street metered parking. And, yes, coins are still accepted - U.S. quarters and dollar coins only please. Do not use pennies, nickels or dimes; it will not add time to the meter!
There are just 6 easy steps to use on-street metered parking:
- Park in a space marked with a number space sign.
- Read the parking restrictions, time limit, and the hours enforced.
- Note the space number.
- Locate the nearest pay station - remember to look up and down the street for the closest pay station.
- Follow the prompts to make your payment and print your receipt.
- Keep your receipt with you to keep track of your space number and when it expires.
Want more details? View our Using On-Street Metered Parking directions (PDF) or watch one of the videos below.
On-Street Parking Meter App
Want to avoid getting out of your car to pay for on-street parking? Rather than standing outside at the pay station, download and use the parking meter app.
Visit our MPLSParking.com on-street parking page for information on how to download and use the parking app.
Parking on City Streets Videos
Our "did you know" video series provides further information about Parking Metered spaces in several languages.
- Parking on City Streets (English) - Learn about parking on the street for free and at meters in this video from the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.
- Estacionameinto en las calles de la ciudad (Spanish) - Aprenda en este vidio de la series, "Sabia Usted..."acerca del estacionamiento gratis en las calles y los Parquimentros.
- Baabur dhigashada Jidadka Magaaleda (Somali) - Fiidyowgan taxanaha ah ee Minneapolis ee loo yaqaan, "Ma ogtahay" wazaad ka barataa jidadka baaburtalacag la'aan loo dhigto qalabka lacagta lagu guro ee baabur dhighashada.
- Nres Tsheb Rau Kev (Hmong) - Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, "Koj pos pau
On-street parking metered spaces are not enforced on the following days:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Indigenous Peoples Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day (and the day after Thanksgiving)
- Christmas Day
Note: Not all metered spaces in Minneapolis are operated by the City. Minneapolis Parks & Recreation, the University of Minnesota, and private organizations like Fairview/University Hospital operate their own meters and their holiday schedule may vary. Always read the information posted on the meter to be certain.
Traffic and Parking Services is committed to providing professional, safe, and attractive parking services to all its customers. If you have trouble with any multi-space pay station just remember that with your space number you can pay at any nearby pay station. Should you encounter a defective meter or have questions concerning meters please call 311 or report parking meter issues online.
Last updated Jan 19, 2018