COVID-19 InformationInformation and Updates for Community Members

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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 continuing to adjust parking policies to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Downtown parking ordinances are being reinstated to assist with the City’s reopening strategy that balances the need for curbside pick-up, outdoor seating and other downtown business customer parking needs.

  • Enforcement of parking meters resumed on June 1.
  • Enforcement of residential parking permit zones remains suspended for the month of July.
  • Enforcement of 2-hour parking at the Soldiers Field Park lot and along George Gibbs drive will resume on July 1.
  • Downtown workers, including those working on the many construction sites, are encouraged to find alternative parking spaces rather than occupying downtown meter spaces.

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 June 30, 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