COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

Contact Information

201 4th Street SE
Room 108
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2400
Fax: 507-328-2401

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Parking options in the City of Rochester take many forms. The majority of parking related issues are handled by the Parking Division of the Public Works Department.

The City of Rochester is implementing temporary changes to on-street parking policies to allow for increased commuter traffic resulting from reduced transit occupancy per the social distancing guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Public Health. These changes include:

  • Allowing commuters to downtown to park in any surface lot at Soldiers Field Memorial Park and along George Gibbs Dr SW at no charge.
  • Suspending enforcement of residential permit-only parking areas through the end of April.
  • Lifting of the seasonal parking restrictions, including alternate side parking rules for the season. 

Other parking ordinances remain in effect including parking meter enforcement, no parking zones (including driveways, fire hydrants, and mailboxes), and overnight parking restrictions. Please observe all posted signs in the downtown area.  

Effective March 17, 2020; Updated March 24, 2020

Click the following links for more information:

  • Municipal Public Parking 
    Parking Lots & Ramps, Parking Meters, Park & Rides, Residential Parking Permits, etc.

  • Residential Permit Parking 
    Residential Permit Parking Petitions, Maps of Permit Parking Zones

  • Parking in Winter
    Alternate Side Parking Rules, Parking in the Central Business District (CBD) during a snow event, 24-Hour Parking Enforcement, Parking tickets