How to Pay

Pay & Display Kiosks

  1. Insert cash or insert card face up and remove quickly. Meter does not provide change.
  2. Press yellow value button to add more time.
  3. Press green button to complete transaction and print receipt.
  4. Visibly display receipt inside of vehicle on dashboard face up.

Multi-Space Meters

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  • Option 1 – Pay at parking kiosk
  • Option 2 – Pay by phone with ParkMobile App (multi-space stick spaces only, space numbers beginning with a 9 followed by 4 digits, e.g. 90054)
    • Download the phone app from the App Store or Google Play (also available on Amazon, Windows, and Blackberry)
    • Register yourself with ParkMobile
    • Park your car, type in the space/zone number, select the duration, and start your parking by completing the transaction. Your credit card will be charged at this point.
    • $0.25 per transaction fee for the service, or $0.15/transaction if you sign up for the $0.99/month preferred membership

Coin Meters

  • Park in an open space
  • Feed the meter with coins to the desired time period
  • Take note of how much parking time you have left to avoid a ticket!

Pay by Phone Parking App

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Pay On Mobile App

  • To pay your parking at one of our on-street kiosks, please download the MPLSParking or Parkmobile app from the App Store or Google Play (also available for Windows, Blackberry, and Amazon based devices).
  • Create your free account linked to an email address, vehicle license plate (you can add more than one!), and a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover) or PayPal.
  • Enter your space number (5 digit number beginning with a 9)
  • Select parking duration from the list
  • Confirm and pay for your space with the credit card registered to your app

For more information please check out this how-to guide from Parkmobile.

Event/Contract Parking

Event Parking

MPRB parking operations manages event parking throughout the year for one-time, recurring, and ongoing events.  For 2017, the event parking schedule is outlined below. Please note that this schedule is subject to change:

  • All event parking is first come, first serve.
  • No refunds given.
  • For cash only events, change is available.

TC Pride Festival Event Parking

  • June 24-25 all day (6 am-12 am)
  • Parade Baseball Lot - 400 Vineland Pl.
  • Automated (pay at kiosk and display receipt)
  • $10 event rate is good-for-day

Basilica Block Party

  • July 7-8 (2 pm-12 am)
  • Parade Baseball Lot - 400 Vineland Pl.
  • Automated (pay at kiosk and display receipt)
  • $10 event rate is good-for-day

Gopher Football

  • All gopher home games, beginning Thursday August 31 (7 pm game), then all Saturday home games September-November
  • East River Flats - 351 E River Pkwy.
  • $10 cash only
  • Tailgating permitted within MPRB Policies

Annual Patron Permit

First Permit
$35 Adult
$30 Adult 62+

Permit Fees

Second Permit
Same fee if purchased at a later date.
$20 Adult
$15 Adult 62+

Replacement Permit
Issued when you return original permit and replacement fee. Expires the same month as original purchase.
$20 Adult
$15 Adult 62+

Good to Know

Permit valid only when affixed to inside lower right corner (passenger side) of windshield by its own adhesive.

Permit is non-transferable.

Pay a Parking Ticket

Spanish [PDF], Somali [PDF], Hmong [PDF]

We will issue a temporary 10-day pass for online orders, and mail your window sticker permit within 10 days.

You may also call or visit Park Board Headquarters, or visit concessions at Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet during the operating season.

Or, complete and submit a permit application [PDF] with payment by mail.

We will mail your permit within 10 days.

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