Park in one of the four (4) ramps in Downtown — car stays cool in the summer, dry in the winter. It is a 9 minute walk from the Paramount Parking Ramp to the River′s Edge Convention Center. And on your way, take in some shopping or dining or just enjoy walking past the historic buildings that represent our local heritage. Some businesses do validate for parking (in the ramps).
The best way to avoid a ticket is to park in one of our four (4) parking ramps. Your vehicle stays cool in the summer, and stays dry when it is snowing or raining. Many Downtown businesses validate ramp parking — just ask when you visit.
See information for onstreet versus offstreet here
Over-the-limit fines are $20. Expired meter fines are $5 (for first 5 tickets); $10 thereafter.
For those that plan to stay longer than 2 hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking.
Hours of enforcement 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday, including holidays.
Reasonably priced – $.50 per hour (varies by ramp)
Evenings & Weekends FREE!
Click on the following link to find a Downtown Parking Map.
Hours of Enforcement
Downtown parking meters are enforced 8 am until 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Meters are NOT enforced on weekends or Holidays.
For those of you that plan to stay longer than two (2) hours, we recommend that you park in one of the ramps or in the parking lots with meters that allow for 4-10 hour parking. Those lots include:
4 hour meters
- Railway Lot
- River’s Edge Lot
- Timber Lot
- Canoe Lot
- Judicial Lot
- Civic Center Lot
- Canoe Lot
- River Boat Lot
10 hour meters
- Cloverleaf Lot
- Swan Lot
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PARKING PERMITS
“A” Permits – Stalls are designated with a square red sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate “A” parking. “A” permit holders may also park at meters with white stickers in lots 5, 8, 9 and 10.
“B” Permits – Stalls are designated with a white sticker on the meter. If no meter is present, signs are posted to indicate “B” parking.
You will be ticketed for “Expired Meter” if you park at a meter with no sticker on it and you fail to insert coins in the meter.
Where to Display Your Permit
Permits must be displayed on the lowest portion of the rearmost driver’s side window. If the permit is not in the proper position, you may be ticketed!
Contract Parking is Also Available
Civic Center Ramp , call 650-3374;
Grand Central Ramp, call 251-8075;
Paramount Ramp, call 255-1376;
Centre Square Ramp, call 251-8075
Where to Purchase Your Permit
Permits are sold by the City Cashier at City Hall; 400 2nd Street South; St. Cloud, MN 56301; 320-650-3374
Part-time Employee Option
This program is fairly new and is an incentive to entice employees to park in the ramps rather than at the meters. Employees/businesses can be issued a special Paramount ramp card and then billed each month based on actual usage, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, at 40 cents per hour (more affordable than quarterly ramp card).
For Concerns, Complaints and Suggestions Regarding Parking
Contact City Hall at (320) 650-3374 (or) Downtown Council Office at (320) 257-8600