Street parking rules

More about street parking rules and restrictions.

General street parking rules

 

The most common parking rules we do not post signs for

While we post "no parking" signs for many parking restrictions, there are some common parking rules that we do not post signs for. Because they're so common, it would be impractical to post signs everywhere the rules apply.

These common parking rules exist to protect the public, including other drivers and pedestrians.

Corner clearance

You may not park a vehicle within 20 feet of an intersection corner unless otherwise allowed by a parking meter or traffic sign.

Too close to a stop sign or traffic signal

You may not park a vehicle within 30 feet of the front side of a stop sign or traffic signal unless otherwise allowed by a parking meter or traffic sign.

Blocked driveway 

You may not park a vehicle within 5 feet of a private road, driveway or alley.  

Blocked fire hydrant

You may not stop, idle or park a vehicle within 10 feet of a fire hydrant unless:

  • It's the only way to avoid conflict with other traffic or
  • You're following the directions of a police officer or traffic control agent

Railroad crossing 

You may not park a vehicle within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing.

On a sidewalk 

You may not stop, idle or park a vehicle on a sidewalk, sidewalk crossing or boulevard.

10 tips to avoid a parking ticket

1. Watch for permanent and temporary parking signs
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2. Read your parking meter
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3. Do not park at the corner of an intersection
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4. Do not park or idle at bus stops
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5. Park safely at schools
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6. Use off-street parking
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7. Know the difference between no parking and no stopping
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8. Respect residential parking restrictions
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9. Pay attention to Warehouse District parking signs and meters
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Contact us

Parking Services

Phone

612-673-2886

Address

33 Ninth St. N., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday