Avoiding Parking Tickets in Minneapolis
Red printing overrides any other information on signs
No Parking Anytime
Indicates No Parking - A red circle with a slash often communicates the do not’s – enter, turn, u-turn, pedestrians or parking.
This indicates a Bus Stop in the direction of the arrow. This sign will be accompanied by a Metro Transit Bus Stop sign at the other end of the stop.
Disability Parking Only
State Disability Permit required on street or on private property.
No Parking Bike Lane
Indicates No Parking Anytime for an on street bike lane.
No Parking Anytime
This sign Indicates No Parking Anytime in the direction of the arrows.
Combination sign – Arrows indicating direction of traffic. Right (curb) lane is a Bike Lane with No Stopping Anytime. The center lane is a parking lane with rush hour restrictions. The left lane is a regular traffic lane.
Read All Signs Carefully
This is an example of multiple signs for the same parking area.
Red colored printing overrides other information on the signs.
The parking meters on this block are enforced 8 AM – 10 PM Daily. Vehicles displaying a Disabled Parking Certificate or Plates may park up to 4 hours.
There is also an area posted No Parking for Passenger & Valet Loading from daily.
6 PM – 3 AM. Vehicles parked during this time in this area may be towed immediately.
In addition parking is prohibited from
4 PM - 6 PM Monday through Friday on this side of the street. Vehicles parked during this time in this area may be towed immediately.
Additional Parking Tips
No Parking within 5 feet of a driveway or blocking of driveway or alley entrance
The measurement starts at the curb cut at the end of the driveway apron.
All trailers parked on city streets must be attached to a vehicle in such a manner that the motor vehicle and trailer can be operated in a safe and legal manner without further attachment.
Commercial or Overweight vehicles on Residential Street
No commercial vehicle or any vehicle with a gross weight of over 9,000 pounds may park in an area that is zoned residential unless actually engaged in a loading or unloading or providing a service at that location.
Within 10 feet of Fire Hydrant
No vehicle shall park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
Parked within 20 feet of a crosswalk
No Parking within 20 feet of a pedestrian cross-walk.
Parked over 72 hours / Missing vital parts
No vehicle may be parked over 72 hrs with out being moved. Vehicles that are missing vital parts shall not be parked on a city street and may be towed immediately.
Keys in Ignition
When parking a passenger vehicle the driver is required to lock the ignition and remove the keys.
No Parking on Bridges
Parking is prohibited on all bridges. Bridges may not have No Parking signs posted.
Current year tabs must be affixed to license plates by the 10 th of the month following the expiration month.
Minnesota requires 2 license plates on passenger vehicles.
12" from Curb / Parked Parallel with Traffic
Vehicles must be parked within 12" of the curb and parked the same direction of traffic flow.
Parking is prohibited near schools in posted zones during certain hours on school days. This is for the safety of the school children.
Churches may make special arrangements for funerals by contacting Traffic Control at:
Phone (612) 673-5300
Fax (612) 673-5399
Last updated Jul 11, 2014