Denver will resume some parking enforcement starting June 1

The free-parking party is over.

2163 W. 29th Ave. Feb. 21, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

2163 W. 29th Ave. Feb. 21, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Starting June 1, the city will resume some parking enforcement activities (emphasis on the “some”). The city stopped collecting payment on meters and enforcing street sweeping rules when Denver began its stay-at-home orders.

Denver parking fines are down approximately 18 percent, or $1.2 million this year when compared to the same time frame in 2019, said city spokesperson Heather Burke. Parking meters are down about 35 percent, or $1.3 million.

Here’s what will start and when it will start.

Beginning June 1 and until further notice:

Downtown-area parking meters will be turned on and operational between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. People utilizing a metered parking space downtown must pay the meter and adhere to posted time limits between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. starting June 1. Downtown parking meters will be free of charge from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Parking meters outside of the downtown area will be turned back on and will operate at the price and time limits posted on the meters. People utilizing meters located outside of downtown should pay the meter and adhere to posted time limits.

Enforcement of time-limited, non-metered parking spaces and residential parking programs will resume.

Beginning July 1 and until further notice:

Enforcement of posted parking restrictions for street sweeping will resume.

Enforcement of 72-hour parking limits will resume. In keeping with the need for residents to move their cars to effectively sweep, Denver will resume its enforcement of the 72-hour parking rule starting July 1. Residents should move vehicles parked in one spot after 72 hours.

 

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