Parking

Downtown Parking Information
The City of St. Cloud provides on and off street parking through its municipal parking program. There are 3 types of parking in the Downtown area:
1. On street parking (noted in dark yellow on map (PDF))
2. Parking lots (noted in light blue on map)
3. Parking ramps (noted in gray on map)
Rates & Regulations
On Street Parking
  • Regulated by the use of parking meters
  • Parking meter stalls vary in time restrictions and rates
  • Coin usage and time restrictions are posted on each meter
  • Parking meters accept U.S. nickels, dimes, and quarters
  • Credit cards are not accepted at this time
  • Parking meters are enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays
  • Current fee is $0.50 per hour with a 2 hour maximum
Parking Lots
  • Regulated by the use of parking meters, parking permits and pay station or multi-space meters
  • Parking permits are available for purchase at City Hall, 400 2nd Street South, on a quarterly basis.
  • Parking permit must be displayed in designated location in the vehicle at all times
  • Parking lots are enforced Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays
  • Current fees for quarterly parking permits:
Permits
"C" permit - $77 (includes applicable sales tax)
"A" permit - $131 (includes applicable sales tax)
"Reserve" permit - $210 (includes applicable sales tax)
  • Contact the Finance Department at 320-650-3374 for further information regarding the purchase of a parking permit
Pay Stations & Multi-Space Meters
Pay station or multi-space meters are currently installed in the Swan Parking Lot (PDF) and the Convention Center Parking Lot (PDF).
  • Parking stalls do not have their own parking meter .
  • Each parking stall is assigned a stall number which can be found posted at the front of the stall
  • Enter the stall number into the multi-space meter located in the parking lot and pay for the amount of time you need
  • Print receipt to complete the transaction
  • The multi-space meter in the Swan lot accepts U.S. nickels, dimes, and quarters
  • Fee for parking in the Swan lot is $0.25 per hour for a maximum of 10 hours using the multi-space meter
  • The multi-space meter in the Convention Center accepts U.S. coin, credit and debit cards (MasterCard, VISA, and Discover)
  • Fee for parking in the Convention Center lot is $0.50 per hour with a maximum 12 hour limit
  • If you encounter a problem with the multi-space machine, contact Parking Violations at 320-255-7209
Parking Ramps
Contract cards are recommended for individuals who will use a parking ramp on a daily basis.
  • Contract cards are used for entrance and exit from a parking ramp and are used whether attendant is present or not
  • Contract cards are available on a quarterly basis
  • Current fee for contract parking is $184 per quarter (includes applicable sales tax)
  • Contract cards are purchased at City Hall, 400 2nd Street South or call 320-255-7212 for further information
  • Refundable deposit of $10 required for each contract card
Pre-Programmed Ramp Access Card
  • A pre-programmed ramp access card is available for use at the Paramount Parking Ramp only
  • User is required to park on top level of the Paramount Ramp or other low use location
  • User is billed monthly based on actual ramp parking use
  • Current rate is $0.45 per hour
  • Refundable deposit of $40 required with each access card
  • Contact 320-255-7212 for further information