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Greeley Shifts to Later Start for Downtown Parking Hours


Greeley’s downtown parking enforcement hours shifted to a later, 8 a.m., start for all weekdays.

City officials decided to make the change in response to feedback from local community members and business owners — and based on data from Greeley’s new parking management system.

Previously, Greeley’s two-hour downtown parking enforcement started at 7 a.m.

With the new hours, Greeley will enforce two-hour parking in designated downtown areas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all non-city-holiday weekdays.

Downtown Greeley offers more than 2,000 free two-hour parking spots to visitors. Evening, weekends, and city holidays are free, no-limit parking in all spaces, including permit lots.

In addition to free two-hour parking, any drivers visiting downtown can pay to stay longer with the Passport App.

Anyone wanting to visit downtown and staying less than two hours does not need to use the app. If someone knows they will stay longer than two hours or is not sure how long they will stay, they can download and use the Passport App or dial 877-959-4718 and pay for extended parking over the phone.

More information and details about parking management and downtown parking, including digital maps and instructions, are online at and anyone with questions or concerns can email or call 970-350-9641.

Greeley Parking

In April 2019, Greeley implemented a new parking management system. The new parking system had several goals:

  • Maintaining two-hour free parking during weekdays and free, no-limit parking for evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Adding a pay-to-stay option so visitors can choose to leave their car in place longer if they wish.
  • Implementing a program that encourages more parking availability in high-traffic and centrally-located downtown areas.

To administer many of those improvements, Greeley began using license plate recognition technology and the Passport Parking app.

To increase available parking in high-use areas downtown, Greeley officials created Orange Zone Parking. This special parking zone — located in the heart of downtown — offers two-hour free parking; free evening, weekend, and holiday parking, and pay to stay options. However, if any downtown visitors want to stay longer than two hours in the Orange Zone and do not want to pay, they must move their vehicle at least two blocks or leave the Orange Zone to restart their two-hour free parking time. Find more information about the orange zone, including maps showing its location online at

Parking data showed the majority of downtown parking areas had numerous spots open throughout the day. Just a few centrally located areas — in what is now the Orange Zone Parking — became mostly full during peak hours. These downtown parking improvements encourage longer-stay drivers to park near the outer edges of downtown and make those centrally located spots more available for short-stay downtown visitors.

For more information, contact Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones at 970-350-9751 or

Release Date:
Mar 4, 2020

Public Works Deputy Director Will Jones

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