Parking Permits & Information

The City of Grand Junction has ample parking for its downtown patrons with over 1,100 meters (map of all downtown parking meters (PDF)), 180 time-limited parking spaces and the parking garage located in the 400 block of Rood Avenue. The parking garage has 434 parking spaces; 168 of those spaces are available for short-term/daily public parking, and the remaining spaces are being used for long-term leased parking. If you are interested in leased parking, please email parking. A map of downtown pickup zones can be found here.

Parking Meter Rates

  • Short-Term Meters (2 to 4 Hours): and Garage Main Floor: $0.75 per hour
  • Long-Term Meters (10 Hours): $0.10 or $0.25 per hour: see map for location

Parking Garage Rates

  • Short-Term Lease (Month-to-Month)
    • Surface Spaces: $15 per month
    • Covered Spaces: $65 per month

Parking Violation Payments

We offer online payments for Parking Violations.

Downtown Employee Parking Permits

We have moved to a new online portal and digital permit system that allows for increased functionality and management of your Grand Junction Downtown Employee Parking Permit. You will no longer need a physical permit.

When your current permit expires, you will need to use the new system to register. Please follow these simple steps to manage/purchase your digital permit:

  1. Go to our Online Parking Permits website
  2. Create an account with your email address or phone number
  3. Select a permit type, fill in vehicle information, and add your payment details.
  4. Enjoy parking with no physical permit. Enforcement will be able to confirm your permit is valid.

Permits are $25 per month and can only be used at 10-hour parking meters (excluding the parking lot at 5th and Grand Avenue behind the Methodist Church). 

Park Smart Cards

The Park Smart cards are pre-paid parking cards that you can use in the pay stations in the garage or the newly upgraded meters. You can purchase the card and/or find out more information by visiting Municipal Court in City Hall (corner of 5th and Rood) or by calling 970-244-1537.

Enforcing Rates

Parking rates are enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is free in the evenings, on weekends, and on major holidays.