You will need a permit for special use of Minneapolis parkways, including:

  • Parkway closures
  • Having a dumpster/storage pod placed on the parkway
  • Driving certain types of vehicles on parkways:
    • Carriage
    • Limousine
    • Trolley
    • Truck
    • School, Coach, or Double Decker Bus
    • Mini Bus or Mini Coach

Application

Download a Parkway Use Permit Application [PDF].

For more information, call 612-230-6400 or email permits@minneapolisparks.org.

Permit Fees

Measured by Gross Vehicle Weight

Dumpster
Maximum 42,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $50 per week

Storage Pod
Maximum 42,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $50 per week

Vehicle: One Axle
Maximum: 14,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $50 per day per vehicle

Vehicle: Two Axles
Maximum: 28,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $50 per day per vehicle

Vehicle: Three Axles
Maximum 42,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $50 per day per vehicle

Vehicle: Four Axles
Maximum 56,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $75 per day per vehicle

Vehicle: Five Axles
Maximum 70,000 pounds
Permit Fee: $100 per day per vehicle

The vehicle weight limit is 14,000 pounds per axle. During seasonal load restrictions established by MnDOT, the vehicle weight limit is 10,000 pounds per axle.

MPRB parkway and roadway “Spring Load Restrictions” are lifted as of 12:01 am on April 22, 2015.

On-Street Parking Meters

Some vehicles/objects may require additional permits from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board if parked on a parkway and at an on-street parking meter.

On-street parking meters are on Minnehaha Parkway, Minnehaha Avenue, East River Road, West River Road, Dean Parkway and Main Street.
Parking Information

Meter Hooding Permit Application [PDF]