Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I leave my car on the street if I'm going out of town?
Even if you have a Residential parking permit you can not leave your cars parked more than 72hrs on the City street. This could possibly result in your car being towed.
How can I report an abandon vehicle?
Call 920-5267 to report a vehicle that has not moved for more than 72 hours.
How do I dispute a ticket?
Tickets written by the Parking dept. may be disputed within 10 days of the ticket issue date
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How do I do the pay-by-phone?
The easiest way to sign up for pay by phone is on-line. For more information click here
How do the pay stations work?
The pay station take Visa, Mastercard & American Express or change or smart card. Once you pay you will get a recept and put on your dash. For more information click here
How does the no re-park in residential rule work?
You may park for 2 hours for free in the residential zone but if you leave and come back to the zone you will need to pay $8/day to park. (This applies even if you were not in the zone for 2 hours)
I work in town, where can I park?
Parking is limited and expensive. We encourage you to use alterative transportation whenever possible. If you need to have your vehicle the Parking garage is the least expensive choice when you by the 10 visit pass for $50.00. Parking in the Residential area is $8/day
What if I have a Hybrid or Electric Car?
Neighborhood Electric cars may park for free and qualified hybrid vehicles can get a permit to park in the carpool or residential areas.
What if I lost a permit?
There is a $25.00 replacement fee. Please go to the Parking Department for replacement.
What if I need Construction parking spaces or permits?
Downtown permits are $25.00/day
What if my car was towed?
Contact the Parking Department 920-5267 Mon-Friday 8:30 to 5:00pm
If you vehicle was towed after hours please contact the Police Department or Dispatch.
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What if I have a Handicapped permit from another state?
If you have a Handicapped permit from another area we still recognize the permit and you my park in any legal parking space (Handicapped or non-Handicapped spot) No payment necessary.
What is the cost of parking?
$2.00 for the 1st Hour
$3.00 more for the 2nd Hour
$3.00 more for the 3rd Hour
$4.00 more for the 4th Hour
4 Hours = $12.00 total
What should I do with my in-car meter & why can't you re-fill it?
Please bring your in-car meter in for your deposit. We can no longer refill them because the manufacture does not support the product and has stopped producing them. Pay-by Phone is now a payment option.
When and how can I renew my permit?
Residential permit are usually renewed on Oct 15th of each year. Each year you will need to fill out the form on-line. A postcard reminder will be mailed out to you before the renewal date.
The 6 month business permit is renewed May 1st and November 1st. Please bring in business license and pay with business check or credit card.
The business located in the residential area can renew the yearly permit November 15th
When is off-season?
Off-season typically starts in April after the ski lifts close until Memorial Day with the fall usually starting after Labor Day and ending after Thanksgiving weekend. The exact dates vary so call the Parking Department for more detail 970-920-5267
Where can I find the Parking Ordinances?
They are located here.
Where can I get a carpool permit?
Carpool permits are obtain daily at the Parking Kiosk located on the Airport frontage road. This is a drive-thru service. The hours are 6am to 11am. If you are carpooling after those hours please stop by the Parking Department located at 540 E Main. Click her for information on other carpool benefits.
Where can I get a day pass?
City Market (Aspen)
Wheeler Opera House
Where can I park an RV?
The City of Aspen does not have an area to accommodate RV parking. Brush creek intercept lot does have day parking.
Where can I park when I'm at the Parking Office?
The parking office has 3 parking spaces in front of our building for use when you are in the parking department only.
Where does Parking Meter & Ticket revenue goes?
Revenue collected contributes to providing a number of transportation alternatives including eight free transit routes, carpool permit provision and more. See Transportation link