Parking Services at Colorado School of Mines helps visitors, students, faculty and staff with parking permits, daily parking and event parking information.

Campus Parking Policies are enforced year-round, including holidays, summers, and semester breaks.

The Colorado School of Mines is a pay-to-park campus from 7 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday for students, employees and visitors, as well as contractors and visiting professionals. Parking Services will help you understand where you are allowed to park and how to get a parking permit. We ask our visitors and community members to please observe all posted signs and curb markings to reduce the possibility of getting a parking ticket.

Changes Coming 2018/2019 Academic Year

Beginning August 1st, 2018, the following changes will be in effect:

  • Parking will be enforced from 7:00AM – 7:00PM
  • Lot Q & Lot Elm will change to General Lots
  • All permits will be non-transferable

Neighboring Residential Areas

The City of Golden has implemented a permit policy in the residential areas surrounding this campus.  Parking by anyone other than residents of these communities will be ticketed by the City of Golden.  These boundary areas are noted in the white areas on and surrounding the campus.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is available at the north end of Lot Q, in the northwest quadrant of campus. This area is designated exclusively for buses, which are not required to display a permit if parked in this area.

For easier access in and out of campus, buses should pick up and drop off along 17th Street, on the south side of the Student Recreation Center, then exit left onto Elm Street and out to 19th Street.

Parking App

Buy a permit, update your license plate, appeal or pay a citation with our convenient online app!

Contact Us

Parking Services Division
1922 Jones Road
Bldg. 1,  Apt. 5
Golden, CO 80401


7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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