The City of Saint Paul has been working with SRF Consulting to conduct a study of St. Paul’s Residential Permit Parking Program.  Findings were that generally the system is functioning well, but permit limits are higher than other cities and permit prices are lower than other cities.  Public Works also conducted a survey that was mailed to all permit parking users (781 total responses) and posted on Open Saint Paul (354 responses) to gather community input on the permit parking system.  After review, the Department of Public Works has now identified potential changes to help simplify and make the system more user-friendly as well as allow for easier enforcement.

How can I learn more or share feedback? 

Staff from the City of Saint Paul’s Department of Public Works will be presenting the proposed changes at the next meeting of the Transportation committee of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council:

Monday March 26th
6:30pm
Edgcumbe Rec Center, 320 S Griggs St

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

What changes are proposed for permit parking generally in Saint Paul?  

  • The City will update the database software to allow for online renewals in future
  • The City will standardize permit types and number of permits allowed accross permit parking areas.
  • The City will simplify posted restrictions for ease of understanding.
  • The City will work with Saint Paul Police Dept on possible use of License Plate Recognition (LPR) in future
  • The prices will stay at $15 per permit and $1 per hang tag
  • All areas will have a maximum of 3 vehicle (stickers) and 2 visitor (placards) per household.
  • The City is also considering potential simplification of permit restrictions on Grand Ave, but has not yet developed recommendations.

What are the recommendations that will impact Areas 12, 20, 21, 22, and 23?

  • All areas will have a maximum of 3 vehicle (stickers) and 2 visitor (placards) per household
  • Area 23 only-install No Parking signs. All residents along Mississippi River Blvd will still be included in permit parking and eligible for permits (Affected block: Mississippi River Blvd from Princeton to Goodrich)
  • Area 23 only-make as many posted time restrictions within permit parking areas as possible the same. Change odd time restrictions to “No Parking, 8am-8pm, Mon-Fri, Except by Permit.” Affected blocks:
    – Goodrich Avenue between Woodlawn and Cretin
    – Fairmount Avenue between Woodlawn and Cretin
    – Woodlawn between Goodrich and Princeton
  • Simplify posted parking restrictions on Grand Avenue-this is under review

See detailed list of proposed changes for areas 15-24
See a map of existing areas 15-24.
Area 15-24 Map of Proposed Changes
Area 15-24 Map of Proposed Combined Areas

Contact mgcc@macgrove.org with questions.