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Downtown Public Parking

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There are nearly 1,000 public parking spaces in downtown Hopkins. Some of the spaces require permits; others are free for certain lengths of time.

2017 parking permit updates

Permit parking will no longer be allowed in Lot 700 (located at 14 8th Ave. N., behind the 800 block of Mainstreet). Permit parking will be moved to Lot 750 (located at 37 9th Ave. N. by the Rotary park). View an updated map here.

2017 parking permits are now available

Find more information and purchase permits online here.

Overnight residential parking permits are available in-person at City Hall.

Free parking

You can park free in any of the downtown parking lots for a duration of one to three hours, depending on the lot. Time limits are posted in the ramp, each municipal lot and on downtown streets. Please be aware that time limits may vary between lots and within different areas of the same lot.

Handicapped parking is allowed in any parking space without displaying a City of Hopkins parking permit. The vehicle is required to show proper state handicapped identification.

See the parking map for more information.

Overnight parking

Overnight parking is prohibited in City parking lots, with the exception of qualifying residential permits in lots 200, 300 and 400 (see below).

Overnight parking is available for qualifying residents in designated areas only. Residents that qualify for overnight parking must have a specific residential parking pass for overnight parking. For more information please contact City Hall at 952-935-8474.

Note: Gallery Flats residents must purchase a parking permit from Gallery Flats Management instead of the City.

Parking RampParking with a permit

Most of the parking lots downtown require a parking permit if you're staying for more than a couple hours. A single day or event permit may be obtained at Hopkins City Hall for $3. Lost permits will be replaced at a service charge of $7.

Municipal Parking Ramp

Downtown Parking Permit Fees
Effective January 1, 2017. Sales tax will be added to all fees.
  Regular Electric Cars*
Day $3 plus tax not available
Month $33 plus tax not available
Quarter $78 plus tax $85 plus tax
Annual $252 plus tax $300 plus tax

With the exception of the electric car permits, a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space or reserve any specific space in any municipal lot or ramp. Electric car permits have designated parking spaces in the parking ramp that are equipped with electrical outlets.

Location of Permit on Vehicle

Permits must be affixed to the lower left corner int he rear window. Permits must be visible from the adjacent drive aisle at all times when the vehicle is parked. Avoid placing the adhesive permit sleeve directly over any rear defroster wires.

*Electric Cars

The City has two designated electric car permit stalls located in the parking ramp which include electrical outlets. The additional fee for electric cars is to cover the cost of electricity used to charge the car while parked in the stall.

Fast Charging Station NEW!

The City and a private company, ZEF energy, have partnered to provide a fast charger to the public. A DC Fast Charger has been installed in front of a parking space along 11th Avenue across the street from the Arts Center. The Fast Charger can provide many electric vehicles with a charge of up to 80% of capacity in as little as 20 minutes. More information is available online.

*Electric Cars

The City has two designated electric car permit stalls located in the parking ramp which include electrical outlets. The additional fee for electric cars is to cover the cost of electricity used to charge the car while parked in the stall.

Parking revenues

All revenues derived from parking fees go to the parking fund, which is used exclusively to sustain the existing parking system. Fees and fines from parking tickets are not sufficient to provide for all the costs of maintaining the city’s parking ramp and parking lots, and are supplemented by tax revenues. Infrastructure improvements to the city’s parking system is provided in part by an annual capital improvements tax levy.

Parking enforcement hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m
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(or as otherwise posted)

Contacts

  • City Hall
    952-935-8474
    1010 1st St S
    Hopkins, MN 55343

Snow Emergencies

Whenever it snows 2 inches or more, parking is NOT allowed on city streets or in the municipal parking lots, with the exception of Lot 300 (located on 9th Ave S north of Downtown Park) and the Maetzold Field parking lot.

When in doubt, call the Snow Line at 952-939-1399 for verification that snow emergency has been declared.

More on snow emergencies.

 

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