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 Parking Information      



City of Bozeman Parking Portal:

To access your City of Bozeman customer parking account visit the Bozeman Parking Portal

Bozeman Commute Project:

Learn more about the Western Sustainability Institute's Bozeman Commute Project .

 Public Parking Facilities:

The Bridger Downtown Parking Garage and all surface lots have monthly parking permits available for sale. ALL parking permits are governed by the Parking Permit Policy 2019

8/14/19 Special Notice:

Using new parking technology, the City of Bozeman has developed a process for ticketing vehicles that park in the Bridger Park Downtown Garage, without paying as required. Rather than a ticket on the windshield, a citation is mailed to the registered owner’s address, as listed with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Please contact the Parking Services Department, 406-582-2903,, with any questions.

 The Parking Division manages the following public parking facilities:

  • Parking Garage
    • Bridger Park Downtown Garage (26 E. Mendenhall)
  • Off-Street Lots
    • Rouse Lot (315 E. Babcock Street)
    • Black Lot (106 E. Mendenhall Street)
    • Willson Lot North (41 W. Mendenhall Street, next to 5 West office building)
    • Willson Lot South (24 N. Willson Avenue, CURRENTLY CLOSED)

bridger park map

Downtown Parking Rates:


  • On-Street - Limited to two hours of FREE parking; after 2 hours, in the same place, parking citation is issued.
  • Garage Hourly Rates - First 2 hours are FREE - $1/hour thereafter


  • Surface Lot Monthly Rates - $50
  • Garage Monthly Rates - $70 Regular - $80 basement
  • 10% Discount for annual permits

"Rolling Rule"

On-street parking and city lots are convenient spaces for folks doing business in downtown Bozeman. That's why we limit the time for free parking during the business day. In 2003, the Bozeman City Commission adopted a new law to prevent someone from moving their vehicle within the same block or parking lot to avoid the time limit. Moving your vehicle within the same 'block face' - same side and same block of street - to avoid the 2 hour limit, or leaving to return to the same block face or lot within 3 hours, may result in an overtime parking fine. (Section 36.04.260 Bozeman Municipal Code)

Temporary On-Street Permits

Contractors, moving companies, service vendors, and other entities may need to park in the downtown area, on-street, in excess of the two hour time limit, in order to complete a job or service. For these situations, the City of Bozeman offers a TEMPORARY ON STREET PARKING PERMIT  for $20 per day (for each 24 feet of parking space). Limit one permit per job site.

72 Hour Violations

The City of Bozeman requires that all vehicles parked on city streets move every 72 hours . This is necessary to be sure that the public streets are being used for appropriate parking, not the long term storage of vehicles, campers, etc. The Parking Services Division enforces this regulation with a $30 citation. After the issuance of two (2) consecutive citations, over a seven day period, a towing service will be called to remove the vehicle. For more information on "72 hour" violations contact Ed Meece, Parking Program Manager.

 Bozeman Parking Commission

Information on the Bozeman Parking Commission can be found on the city's advisory board information page.

Parking Commission Minutes and Parking Commission Agendas can also be found in the city's online repository.   


Advertising in Downtown Parking Garage 

The City of Bozeman has an excellent opportunity to advertise in the downtown parking garage. With 15,000-20,000 visitors annually, the garage provides an economical way to create high visibility to your business or  event. Contact Mary at AlphaGraphics, 406-580-3158 for more information. Bozeman Parking Garage