Parking Information

Parking is FREE Downtown!

View PDF of parking map with street and lot locations and time restrictions.

Hours of time restricted parking: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No time limit: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Parking Permits

The LDDA offers two types of parking permits for use in the Downtown parking lots:

Day Permits: One day parking permits are available for $5 per day and are parking lot specific. Multiple days can be purchased in advance. Please visit the LDDA office or Visit Longmont to obtain this permit.

Long Term Parking Permits: Businesses and residents in the Downtown area can apply for an annual parking permit issued by the LDDA. The cost is $20 and $36 per month depending on lot, paid in 6 monthly increments. All permits can be obtained at the LDDA office located at 528 Main Street. Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Please note that:

  • Parking permits do not guarantee a parking space
  • Permits must be in the vehicle at all times and are only valid in the lot specified
  • Inoperable or abandoned vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense
  • Permit holders are responsible for adhering to these guidelines
  • A waiting list may apply for the more heavily used parking lots

License Plate Recognition

The City of Longmont Parking Enforcement uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) to monitor parking in downtown and other parts of the City. This would include time limited zones on the street and in public parking lots.

What is LPR? 

LPR is an image-processing technology used to identify vehicles by their license plates. The technology is mounted on a City vehicle, therefore parking enforcement officers can drive through public parking lots and streets to monitor parking activity by a vehicle's GPS position, rather than walking and chalking tires. Chalking will stay in effect as a back-up to the LPR. See FAQ.

How does this affect Parking Permits? 

The LPR system will recognize license plates of permitted vehicles, excluding them from possibly receiving an overtime parking citation. However, it is very important that the LDDA have current vehicle information associated with a permit so the LPR system is also current. Permit holders will be requested to provide any vehicle changes to the LDDA immediately. 

What to do if you get a parking ticket:

All issues relating to citations should be addressed to the parking enforcement office, 303-651-8658 at the City of Longmont. 

Electric Charging Station

In partnership with Longmont Power & Communications and the Regional Air Quality District, a publicly available electric vehicle charging station is located in the 300 east parking lot and in a privately owned lot at 323 3rd Ave. Three additional charging stations were installed in other locations around Longmont. Click here for more information.

Level 2 charging station details:

  • Designed to “top off” an EV battery
  • Delivers up to 240 volts of alternating-current
  • Provides up to a 7.2 kWh charge in about 1 hour

Cost of Charging = $1 per hour
The chargers are networked through EV Connect. Downloaded the free EV Connect mobile application and set up an account (, to manage your charging station transactions.