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The Parking Department
The Parking Department office is on the main floor of the Transit Center, located at 250 West 8th Street. Parking tickets can be paid at the cashier's window in the Transit Center where permits for the City's public lots may also be purchased. If you have parking-related questions, please call 970-375-4960.

*NEW* Narrow Gauge Permit Parking - Pilot Program
For FAQ sheet click here: Pilot Narrow Gauge Permit Program

Where Can I Park?
Durango Central Business District has more than 1,000 metered on-street parking spaces and in excess of 350 permit parking spaces in our off-street parking lots. Please click here for a parking guide and downloadable maps.

Please click here for the Parking Regulations and Parking Permit Application. If you buy a parking permit for 3 or more months, receive 15% off!

You may purchase a permit extension at any time; you do not need to wait until your current permit expires.

Parking Meter Enforcement Hours
  • Parking enforcement is year-round from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Monday through Friday
  • There is no parking enforcement on holidays or weekends

On-Street Parking
The 30-minute, 3-hour, and 10-hour meters provide downtown parking options. Expired meters result in the issuance of parking citations.

There is NO on-street parking allowed in the Central Business District between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.  Vehicles parked on the street between those hours are subject to tow at the owner's expense.  Overnight parking is available at any of the municipal parking lots (at the Transit Center and along 2nd Avenue).

Parking in time-restricted areas with no meters is subject to tire marking and over-time citations. Vehicles that do not obey all parking related signs are subject to violation enforcement.

Handicapped Parking
Durango has several designated parking spaces for handicap vehicles. All vehicles parked in these designated spaces must have a valid handicap plate or placard properly displayed. These spaces have designated limits on the sign which must be obeyed for turnover and access. Handicap vehicles remaining in a handicap-designated parking space for more than the designated time may be cited. Those drivers with a properly displayed handicap placard or plate may park for an unlimited time in a non-handicapped metered space without activating the meter, other than the 30-minute meter spaces. 

Parking Revenue

Parking revenue is placed in a designated special fund called Transportation Services. In order to reduce vehicle congestion in Durango, revenue from citations, permits and parking meters is used to meet future parking needs and offset the operational costs of the Durango Transit and Multi Modal divisions.

Parking Analysis & Feasibility Study
A Parking Analysis and Feasibility Study has provided several recommendations that are being implemented for parking development. For more information regarding the study contact the Transportation and Sustainability Department at (970) 375-4949. To help alleviate parking congestion, citizens and visitors are encouraged to use alternate forms of transportation. Contact the Multi Modal Division for more information by calling (970) 375-4901 or click HERE.

Proposed Residential Permit Parking Program Public Meeting
On April 9, 2015, a public meeting was held to discuss the proposed residential permit parking program as requested by the Boulevard Neighborhood Association. The City of Durango received hundreds of comments between April 2nd and April 14th. All comments are listed HERE and summarized by three primary themes: comments, questions and solutions. Each of these themes are broken down into categories.

If you have any questions about the proposed parking permit program, contact Amber Blake, Director of Transportation and Sustainability at 970-375-4949 or

Contact Info
Parking Department

Transit Center
250 W. 8th St.
Durango, CO 81301

Ph: (970) 375-4960