City of Minneapolis, MN

Andrea Swenson

Step 1 of 2 - Terms and Conditions

  1. I certify that all information provided in this application form and any other information provided by me in support of this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I certify that I will comply with all applicable state and local laws and regulations in performing the work for which this permit is issued, and that I possess all contractor and personal licenses and certificates of competency, if any, that are required for lawful performance of the work described in this permit. I understand that the issuance of this permit does not imply or authorize the granting of any such license or certificate of competency, nor the issuance of any business or professional license.
  2. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Minneapolis from any claims, losses, costs, expenses or damages resulting from or incident to the issuance of this permit. 
  3. I understand that any information provided in connection with this permit application is subject to the Minnesota Data Practices Act and, as such, may be considered public data; my credit card number is not public data.

Lane Use Rates (Contractors/Construction only)

                       Downtown(CBD)                        Arterial (Residential)

MOVING       $1/FT/DAY                MOVING       .50/FT/DAY

PARKING      .25/FT/DAY               PARKING      .15/FT/DAY

BIKE LANE   .25/FT/DAY                BIKE LANE   .15/FT/DAY

SIDEWALK   .25/FT/DAY                SIDEWALK   .15/FT/DAY

ALLEY           .25/FT/DAY               ALLEY           .15/FT/DAY

Lane use rates will apply when the closure or obstruction of  moving lanes, parking lanes, bike lanes, alleys, and or sidewalks takes place.

Sidewalk and alley rates are charged for the whole block length of the sidewalk and alley. Moving lanes, Parking Lane, and Bike Lanes are charged for the portion that is closed or from the start of the lane closure until traffic or bikes are returned to their normal route. All charges are 7 days a week.

Downtown rates are charged for an area bounded by I-94, I-35W, Mississippi River, and Plymouth Ave. N.

Arterial (Residential) rates are charged for all State-Aid, County-Aid and Trunk Highway routes outside of the Downtown Zone.

Parking Meters

The costs to hood parking meters in Minneapolis varies depending on the location of the parking meters that need to be hooded; per permit there is a one-time $20 fee plus the costs of the loss revenue per meters per day. There is a flat rate of $7/day for non-enforced meters when hooded. The Meter Shop does not work Sundays so if you have meters hooded for Saturday then you are responsible to pay for Sunday as well unless specified in writing on your permit application that you would like hoods removed Saturday afternoon. Meter hoodings for Mondays will be hooded Monday morning. If you plan on using meters early Monday morning, select Sunday as your start date on the permit application (you will be responsible for the cost for Sunday as well as Monday). Bills for meter hoodings will be sent by mail approximately one week after the permit is closed. Here is a link to the meter map to estimate costs:

 It is the responsibility of the permit holder to notify Traffic and Parking Services when the meters need to be un-hooded if the request is a will call.

Posting of "No Parking" signs for moves into or out of residences/businesses is not the responsibility of the City of Minneapolis.  The City of Minneapolis will not post "No Parking" signs for residential moves. It is the responsibility of the resident and/or the moving company to secure parking for moves. All other Obstruction Permit posting is done by the City of Minneapolis at the expense of the City of Minneapolis.

To ensure that posting of "No Parking Signs" and hooding of "Parking Meters" can be accomplished the request needs to be submitted 72 Business  hours in advance of the permit start time. Any less notification may result in a delay in the posting. 

If the billing address is different than the address listed on the permit application, please include a forwarding address on the permit application.

If you have any questions in regards to Lane Use Fees or Meter Hooding Fees please feel free to contact  Brandon Sandberg at 612-673-5319 or Andrea Swenson at 612-673-3263 .