The Parking Enforcement Bureau was created in the mid 1980's. At the time, parking meters were installed to monitor the time limit parking on Main Street. The parking enforcement officer simply collected the revenue from the meters and issued parking citations, when necessary.
Today, we use a much more sophisticated technology by using an eTicketing program and a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system. And, yes, we still use the chalking method.
Parking Enforcement is responsible for upholding the parking laws for the City of Longmont. Parking Enforcement patrols public City lots and streets throughout the City of Longmont. One of our main duties is to monitor the time limit parking in the Downtown area with the goal of allowing for safe and efficient flow of traffic to the businesses, and safety of the downtown visitors. By providing this service, we enhance sales for the downtown businesses and increase tax and parking revenue. We also promote quality of life throughout the City of Longmont by offering a high level of customer service, effective education, mediation and proactive enforcement. Enforcement of and education about parking laws eliminate confusion, provide traffic flow and prevent hazards and abuses of the system.
Revenue from parking citations helped create the addition of the three hour parking lot on the 200 block of Main Street on the east side of the street. Funds from parking citations are used to upkeep and beautify existing Downtown parking lots, as well as establish reserves for future parking investments.
We provide customer service through education, compliance and enforcement.
Download the Downtown Area Parking Map (pdf file)