Parking and Code Enforcement

Contact Information

Steven Zacharias
1711 Miner St / PO Box 907
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567 4421 x 117

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About Code Enforcement
Online Parking Ticket Payment
Common Parking Mistakes
Parking Ticket Fine Schedule
Dispute a Ticket
Parking Plan

Parking Permit Information


The Code Enforcement Officer is authorized to enforce Chapters 10 and 16 of the Municipal Code, as well as Section 15-55 concerning abandoned vehicles, and all parking regulations.

Idaho Springs Parking Plan

Online Payment

Allow 2 business days after the violation date before attempting to pay the ticket online. Fines are due within 15 days of violation date.
Click HERE to make online payment. Enter your parking ticket number in the case number field (example P1234), leave the name field blank.
If you are having trouble paying your ticket online please pay over the phone at (303) 567- 4421 or through the mail by sending check payable to City of Idaho Springs to PO BOX 907 Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Tickets more than 30 days past due will be turned over to Red River Collections at (303) 316-0209.

Common Parking Mistakes That Result in Tickets

  • Parking within 5ft.of a driveway, alley, or fire hydrant
  • Parking within 20ft.of or blocking a crosswalk/corner (Marked or unmarked crossings apply.)
  • Blocking a sidewalk
  • Occupying more than one parking space (You must park within the markings.)
  • Parking more than three hours in the downtown area
  • Parking in a loading zone and not VISIBLY loading or unloading (Simply having blinkers on or an open trunk doesn't work).
  • Parking in a handicap parking space (for any reason) if you do not have a permit.
  • Parking in the 24 hour lot for over 24 hours

Parking Ticket Fine Schedule

Code Violation Minimum Fine
(if paid within 15 days)
Maximum Fine
(if paid after 15 days)
15-5 Overtime parking $20 $40
15-5 Sec 5 (b) Disabled parking zone $60 $120
1204 (1)(k) No parking zone $20 $40
12-54 No parking after hours $15 $30
1205 Parking wrong side of the street $20 $40
1204 (2)(a) Blocking driveway $30 $60
1204 (1)(f) Double parked $25 $50
1204 Improper parking $20 $40
1204 (2)(b) Parking too near a fire hydrant $30 $60
  Other $15 $30

 Dispute a Parking Ticket

City Hall staff cannot dismiss a parking ticket.  To dispute a parking ticket appeal  directly to the Code Compliance Officer 

Steven Zacharias
1711 Miner St / PO Box 907
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567 4421 x 117

Parking Permit Information

All parking permits have expired and City Council has repealed the issuance of any future permits. 


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