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DOTI to Resume Additional Parking Enforcement Activities after Labor Day

DENVER –  On Tuesday, September 8, following observance of the Labor Day holiday, Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, or DOTI, will resume additional parking enforcement activities suspended last March due to COVID-19. These additional enforcement activities include:

  • Enforcement of license plate/vehicle registration tags. Residents are encouraged to ensure their vehicle registrations are up to date.  Renewals can be made online and at DMV offices.
  • Booting. Residents are urged to take care of unpaid parking tickets and can do so online at www.parksmartdenver.com. Vehicle owners with three (3) unpaid, overdue parking citations are eligible for booting.
  • With school back in session, residents should avoid school bus loading zones. DOTI will enforce these zones when schools reopen.

A reminder that DOTI resumed its enforcement of posted parking restrictions for street sweeping in July. Residents are encouraged to sign up for street sweeping reminders at www.pocketgov.com.  In June, downtown-area parking meters became operational again between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.; parking meters outside downtown became operational at the price and time limits posted on the meters. Enforcement of time-limited, non-metered parking spaces and residential parking programs also resumed in June.

The following enforcement activities will continue to be suspended until further notice:

  • Enforcement of parking meters downtown in the overnight hours (10pm – 6am)
  • Large vehicle parking: Until further notice, residents can park trucks and other vehicles more than 22’ in length on the street in non-residential areas.
  • Street paving: Amid the economic impacts of COVID-19, DOTI will refrain from issuing citations to people whose cars need to be towed for street paving operations until the 2021 paving season. Until then, residents are asked to make every attempt to move their cars so that this work can occur. Cars left on the street when work begins will be moved, normally within a two-block radius of where the car was parked. Residents who need help locating their cars can call the city’s non-emergency line at 720-913-2000 for assistance.

Assistance with residential parking permits and payment of parking citations:

Cashiering services at the Wellington E. Webb Building are closed due to COVID-19.

  • To request residential parking permits or to pay parking citations online, go to www.parksmartdenver.com.
  • For parking permit questions, call 720-913-5365
  • For citation questions, call 1-866-280-9988

Disputing a parking citation

In order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Parking Magistrate’s Office is currently not accepting walk-in hearings, but is working remotely to assist customers. Here is information on how to reach the Parking Magistrate:

  • Dispute a parking ticket on line at www.parksmartdenver.com.
  • Contact the parking magistrate by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm