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Public Parking

publicparking-signThere are a number of public parking options for those visiting the Minnesota State Capitol Complex. The blue symbol seen on the right indicates public parking availability in parking lots and ramps. See the tabs below for complete information on parking. More parking maps can be found on our maps page

* New - Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Admin Plant Management now offers a two vehicle Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Lot C.  Electric vehicle owners visiting the Capitol Complex may park for free and charge their vehicle for a maximum of 4 hours at this station, no payment required.  To use this free park and charge station, vehicles must be plugged in and connected to the station.  Please note - all other parking in Lot C is contract parking only.


Parking Lots/Ramps

Metered parking is available at the following locations on the Capitol Complex:

Andersen Parking Ramp
Centennial Parking Ramp
  • Centennial Office Building
  • Christopher Columbus Statue
  • Floyd B. Olson Statue: Governor during Depression years
  • Freeman Office Building
  • John Johnson Statue: First Governor born in Minnesota
  • Judicial Center
  • Knute Nelson Statue: 1st Foreign-born Governor of Minnesota 
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • State Capitol Building
  • Womens Suffrage Memorial Garden
Lot AA
  • Leif Erikson Statue: First European to reach North American continent
  • Quadriga: Progress of the State - Golden Horses on State Capitol
  • State Capitol Building
  • State Office Building 
  • Transportation Building
Ramp F
  • Charles Lindbergh Statue: Minnesota Aviator
  • Monument to the Living: Returning Minnesota soldier
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial
  • State Capitol Building
  • State Office Building
  • Transportation Building
  • U.S.S. Ward Gun Memorial
  • Veterans Service Building
Lot H
  • Charles Lindbergh Statue: Minnesota Aviator
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Firefighters Memorial
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Monument to the Living: Returning Minnesota soldier 
  • Promise of Youth: Living Memorial to World War II Veterans 
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial
  • U.S.S. Ward Gun Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Metered area only, between Lot H)
  • World War II Veterans Memorial
Lot K
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial 
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • Veterans Service Building
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial
Lot Q
  • Administration Building 
  • Cass Gilbert Park 
  • State Capitol Building
Lot U
  • Ag/Health Lab
  • Freeman Office Building 
  • Stassen Building 
Lot W
  • Ag/Health Lab 
  • Freeman Office Building 
  • Stassen Building


Metered parking is controlled by Admin Plant Management. These state parking facilities are monitored and enforced by Capitol Security Division of the Department of Public Safety. Capitol Security is also available to provide an escort service to your vehicle. Call 651-296-6741 to request an escort and allow up to 20 minutes for escort to arrive. 

Street Parking

Metered city street parking is available at the following locations: 

  • John Ireland Boulevard, east and west sides, front of the Transportation Building 
  • Cedar Street, east and west sides, front of the Centennial Office Building 
  • Sherburne Avenue, one block north of the State Capitol Building between Cedar and Park Streets
  • Aurora Avenue, north of Sears, off Rice Street

Metered city street parking is patrolled and enforced by the City of St. Paul. Parking meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 12 minutes of parking time.

Disability Parking

Public disability parking is available throughout the Capitol Complex. This parking is in close proximity to building accessibility entrances. Vehicles must display either a disability parking certificate or a disability license plate issued by the Department of Public Safety.

View the full public disability parking map for exact locations and descriptions.

Bike Racks

Bike racks on the Minnesota State Capitol Complex are available in the following locations: 

  • 14th St Ramp - Bike rack in ramp on first level.
  • Administration Building  - Bike rack at building entrance on Sherburne Ave and in Administration Ramp Level B.
  • Andersen Ramp - Bike rack in ramp on first level.
  • Centennial Office Building  - Bike racks at building entrance on Cedar St.
  • Freeman Office Building/Ag Health Lab  - Bike rack placed between these two buildings. 
  • Minnesota History Center  - Bike rack on east side of building. 
  • Ramp F - Bike lockers are located within the parking ramp, 1st level.
  • State Capitol Building  - Bike rack in Upper Mall temporary lot.
  • Transportation Building  - Bike rack located at building entrance on John Ireland Blvd and entrance off Rice St.
  • Veterans Service Building  - Bike rack located at building entrance on 12th St and on courtyard.


For all locations, view the  Bicycle Parking Map .

How to Pay

State-owned visitor parking locations on the Capitol Complex are equipped with multi-space parking meter pay stations. Payment options include Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, $1 and $5 bills, as well as coins. Parking can be paid at a rate of $1.75 per hour or $7.00 for an all-day rate.  

Easy to follow screen prompts provide instructions and each transaction generates a receipt showing the expiration time with the stall number for reference. Customers can add time from any pay station on the Capitol Complex.

Public Parking Locations with multi-space meters include:

  • Lot AA
  • Ramp F
  • Lot H
  • Lot K (parking limited to 4 hours)
  • Centennial Parking Ramp Orange Level
  • Lot U
  • Lot W
  • Lot Q


View the full public parking locations map for more detail. 

Note: City street parking meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 12 minutes of parking time.