Frequently asked questions
What is this new parking management system?
The City of Idaho Springs has partnered with Interstate Parking of Colorado LLC to provide a new, more efficient system to make parking easier, more readily available and faster than before. Residents and employees will continue to receive free parking via their registered license plate. Visitors will park, then pay via our solar powered, paperless kiosks or on the Park Idaho Springs App on their smartphone.
How do I use it?
Once you park, you will use one of the solar-powered, wireless stations located throughout the City core. Enter your license plate number and your credit card into the slot (just like the gas station) then follow the prompts on the screen.
Alternatively, you can pay with the Park Idaho Springs ParkMobile app. Click one of the following links to download: App Store or Google Play - You'll then create a free account in only minutes, enter the zone number that can be found on the signage where you park then follow the prompts.
What are the hours of paid parking? How much will it cost?
Hours: 7 days a week 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Miner St first 30 mins free, .25 cents per 15 minutes or $1 per hour for the first 3 hours, $5 per hour thereafter
Street Parking: first 30 mins free, .25 cents for the first 15 minutes or $1 per hour for the first 3 hours, $5 per hour thereafter
Parking Lots: first 30 mins free, .25 cents for the first 15 minutes or $1 per hour for the first 5 hours, $5 per hour thereafter.
***Please enter your license plate at kiosk or in ParkMobile App for your FREE 30 mins.***
If I get a citation/violation, how much does it cost?
Citations are $32.00. If your citation is not paid within 10 days, it will double to $64.00. You may pay online on the Citations page.
How long can I park for?
You can make payment all day up until 7pm; however, should your car be parked after 12am from the previous day, you will receive a citation.
I Shouldn’t have gotten this ticket! What do I do?
You can file an appeal to dispute your ticket on the Citations page.
How do I contact someone from Park Idaho Springs
Someone can be reached at our local number 303.825.0429 or EMAIL.
How do I obtain a residential or employee permit?
For residential and employee permits please fill out the form on the Parking Permits page.
What Lots and Streets are paid parking?
Please click HERE to see the Pay Parking and Permit Parking locations. Click the map below to zoom in as well.
What if my appeal is denied?
You can appeal in civil court through the city of Idaho Springs. There is a court fee of $30.
As a Resident or Employee do I need to pay for a permit?
How many cars can I register?
Residents: Any number of cars as long as all cars being registered are registered to member(s) of the household.
Employees can register as many cars needed. Employees can only have one car in the lot at the same time.
Are handicapped spots paid?
Is Miner St paid parking?
The first 30 minutes are free, then Miner St is paid parking for EVERYONE between the hours of 10a-7pm
Can Clear Creek County Residents park in Idaho Springs for free?
Clear Creek county Residents can register online to park for free in paid parking lots
How many free spots are there for residents?
There are over 300 FREE spots for residents to park in within the paid parking boundaries.
What if I have a short term rental? Where do the guest park the cars?
All guests of a short term rental have off street parking only.
How long is the Trial Period?
May 15th to October 1st
Does Interstate Parking share private information about users?
Interstate does not share any information we collect.
What is Interstate Parking's contact policy?
Interstate will return calls and emails next business day.
Can I Pay With Cash?
You can pay with COINS ONLY - at the two different following kiosk locations:
On Miner St & 15th Ave
Main City Lot behind Beau Jo's Pizza