Parking Management

The high demand for business and resident parking in the residential / business area surrounding the downtown core and gondola area make it difficult for businesses and residents of these areas to find parking when they need it.

To help solve problems like this, and as an effort to reduce in-town traffic congestion, the Town of Telluride established the green (G) permits zone, and south Oak Street (O) zone, the warehouse permit zone (W), and the accommodations zone (A).

Permit Parking Zones

Permit parking zones have been used in towns nationwide and are implemented in neighborhoods that are or are adjacent to major activity centers (commercial cores, transportation systems, universities, high schools, ski areas) to address problems of parking availability and impacts associated with commercial and commuter parking associated with these activities.

These zones typically restrict parking to permit holders (area residents or businesses) or allow parking for the general public on streets posted with “Pay to Park” signs, with an exception granted to permit holders. The information below explains how the permit and time-exempt program works and how it will affect you.

Parking Enforcement

All parking is enforced from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Sunday.

Posted Holidays are not enforced. However, problem parking will be addressed on those off days (i.e. parking in a fire lane, blocking alleys and driveways).

How to Get a Permit

Information on applying for 2021-2022 O Zone Permits is available here.

Permit Application forms are available on this website or at the Marshal's office. The completed Permit Application with all the required information and payment can be brought in to the office located at 134 South Spruce Street or sent to The Telluride Marshal's Department at PO Box 372, Telluride, CO 81435.
You may also email the application form and supporting documentation to and you will be called for a credit card payment if approved.