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Parking

Admin Plant Management offers parking services for state employees and visitors to the buildings we manage. Parking options include contract and metered parking in surface lots and parking ramps, motorcycle parking, bicycle parking, segway garages and more. All parking is subject to availability. See the tabs below for complete parking information and reference the Capitol Complex Commuter Policy for more details.

Ramp F Information

Overview

Contract Parking 

Long term contract parking permits may be purchased through Admin Plant Management at 651-201-2300. They may be sold to: 

  • State employees 
  • Federal employees 
  • State agencies 
  • Governor's Office employees 
  • Senate members 
  • House of Representative members 
  • Revisor of Statutes employees 
  • Interns 
  • Legislative Staff 
  • Members of Legislative Coordinating Commissions/Boards 
  • Congressionally-chartered veteran organizations 
  • Non-state entities conducting verifiable business with the State of Minnesota 
  • Agencies located outside the Capitol Complex with frequent Capitol Complex business may request contract parking

Disabled Parking

Disabled contract parking is available to State employees, contractors and other eligible individuals with disabilities on a permanent or temporary basis. These individuals must have a valid parking contract and must display either a disabled parking certificate or a disabled license plate issued by the Department of Public Safety. Parking areas are close to building accessibility entrances. A copy of the disabled parking identification must be kept on file with Admin Plant Management in order to receive the priority parking. 

*New - Electric Vehicle Charging Station

PMD 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 utilize 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. (September 2014)

Motorcycles, Bicycles and Segways

Motorcycle parking is available in parking ramps and surface parking lots with designated motorcycle areas. Information on bicycle parking can be found on the alternative transportation page. Segway users may use a bicycle rack at no cost, rent a bicycle locker for an annual cost of $50 or rent a Segway Stall with electricity in the heated Judicial Garage for an annual cost of $50.

Payment

For employees on the State's Personnel and Payroll system, payment is made through pre-tax, bi-weekly payroll deduction. For all others, payment is done through monthly or quarterly invoicing. 

When parking is paid for through payroll deduction, a pre-tax transit benefit (up to $175 per month) is automatically applied. An optional pre-tax expense account is available via employees' benefits package and can be used to cover out-of-pocket parking expenses up to $175 per month. 

Parking Security and Escort Service

State parking facilities are patrolled and electronically monitored by Capitol Security Division of the Department of Public Safety. Capitol Security will provide an escort service to your car. Call 651-201-6974 to request an escort and please allow up to 20 minutes for escort to arrive. 

Public Parking

More information on public parking is available on the parking page within the Citizen Services section of our site. 

Parking Rates

The cost for parking depends on if you park in a surface lot, ramp or garage. Parking rates are monthly, unless otherwise indicated. For most employees, charges will be deducted from your paycheck each pay period. Rates are subject to change. 

  New Rates Effective July 1, 2014  

  • Lot: $37.19
  • Ramp: $64.59
  • Top deck: $42.66
  • Garage: $130.33
  • Motorcycle-Lot: $18.54
  • Motorcycle-Ramp: $27.84
  • Segway-Garage-Annual: $50.00
  • Legislative Intern per month-Lot: $10.00
  • Unmetered Contractor Parking/Daily Permit: $7.00
  • Daily Bus Permit: $14.00
  • Parking Lost/Stolen Replacement Identification: $25.00 
  • Lost/Stolen Bike Locker Key: $25.00
  • Lost/Replacement Metropass-1st time: $20.00
  • Lost/Replacement Metropass-2nd time: $40.00
  • Parking Meter/Pay Station per hour: $1.75
  • Bike Locker-Annual: $50.00 
  • Bike Cage-Annual: $50.00
  • Metropass: $45.00

Availability

Current parking availability information and waiting lists are available below. 

Available Parking

Parking is currently available in the following locations: 

  • Lot C - at Rice and University; this lot has tunnel access through the Ford building 
  • Lot X - Sears Parking Lot on Rice Street

*NEW - May 23, 2014
The lease extension with Sears is now executed.  The State will lease 635 parking stalls through January 2015 and 300 stalls from February 2015 through August 2016.

Update - April 30, 2014
Lot X Contract Holders

As you know, PMD's current lease with Sears for 635 parking spaces in Lot X is set to expire in August of this year.

Sears continues to pursue redevelopment of their Rice Street property.  However, they recently expressed willingness to allow the State to continue to lease all 635 stalls through January 2015 and 300 stalls from February 2015 through August 2016.  This lease will be subject to an option to terminate with six-month's notice.  Previously the lease had been subject to termination with 90-days notice.

In the event the Sears lease should be terminated, parking needs on the Capitol Complex would need to be re-assessed.

Although the lease extension has not yet been signed and executed, we are providing this update to you now in light of the Ramp F parking lottery which will take place from May 1, through May 15, 2014.

Please contact PMD if you have any questions.

Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for each parking facility can be found below. Select those that correspond to the preferences chosen in your parking wait list application and follow these instructions to determine your waiting list status: 


Note:
Your name will be removed from any waiting lists for parking facilities you selected as lower priority. For example, if you were granted parking for your first choice, your name has been removed from the waiting list for your second choice. 

FAQs

Where is parking available?

Admin manages parking facilities at these locations:

  • Capitol Complex in St. Paul
  • BCA Building at 1430 Maryland Avenue East, St. Paul
  • Grove Street Building at 321 Grove Street, St. Paul

These facilities include surface lots, ramps and garages. If the facility you are interested in is currently full, you can ask to be placed on a waiting list for that facility. Parking assignments are made on a first come, first served basis based on the priorities established in the Capitol Complex Commuter Policy.

What does parking cost?

Parking rates are monthly, unless otherwise indicated, and vary whether you park in a surface lot, ramp or garage. Full rate information is available on this page under the Parking Rates tab. 

How do I start?

Stop by Admin Plant Management at Suite G-10 in the Administration Building to fill out a parking contract between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. You will be assigned to a parking facility and given a parking identification tag for your vehicle. You will be able to park at the assigned facility on the same day.

How do I pay?

You will not pay at the time you sign up for a parking contract. Payment will be handled through pre-tax payroll deduction via the state's centralized personnel and payroll system, if your agency is on this system. If your agency is not on this system, you will be invoiced monthly or quarterly in advance. You will be invoiced if you do not wish to take advantage of the pre-tax parking payroll deduction option. If you start or stop your parking contract mid-month, the invoiced cost will be prorated.

What if I lose my parking identification tag? 

You must immediately replace it to avoid being ticketed or towed. Pick up a new tag from Admin Plant Management. There is a $25 charge for replacing a lost or stolen tag. If you find the original tag within three months of reporting your parking identification tag lost or stolen, your $25 will be refunded upon your return of the original tag to Admin Plant Management. If you simply forget or misplace your tag for a short time, a courtesy pass can be provided for up to one week. Contact Admin Plant Management to request a pass.

What if I leave my parking identification tag in another car?

You must obtain a free, temporary parking permit for the day from Admin Plant Management. Request a temporary parking permit in person first thing in the morning to avoid having your vehicle ticketed or towed. Temporary free parking is available in Lot Q adjacent to the Administration Building while you obtain your temporary parking permit. Park in the first row in one of the first three stalls closest to Cedar Street. These stalls are identified with a sign reading "Plant Management Parking Customers Only. 15 minute limit." Remember to observe the time limit. The Administration Building entrance is on Sherburne Avenue.

What if I can't find a place to park?

  • In all cases if you have a parking contract and cannot find a place to park, call Admin Plant Management at 651-201-2300 and they will direct you to a back-up parking location.  
  • During construction projects or special events, Admin Plant Management will make alternative arrangements in advance and notify all affected parkers of the arrangements. 

What if I need parking intermittently? 

Parking meters are available throughout the complex.

Is an escort service available? 

Yes, Capitol Security provides escorts. Contact Capitol Security at 651-201-6974 about 20 minutes prior to your departure time.

How do I cancel parking? 

Return your parking identification tag to the Admin Plant Management office and fill out a cancellation form. In accordance with your parking contract, you will continue to incur parking charges until you return your parking identification tag.