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Public Parking

publicparking-signThere are a number of different public parking options for those visiting the Minnesota State Capitol Complex. The symbol seen at right indicates public parking availability in parking lots and ramps. See the tabs below for complete info on parking. More parking maps can be found on our maps page.

Parking Lots

Metered lot parking is available at the following locations on the Capitol Complex:

Andersen Ramp

Centennial Ramp
  • Centennial Office Building
  • Freeman Office Building
  • Judicial Center
  • State Capitol
  • Christopher Columbus Statue
  • Judicial Plaza
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • Womens Suffrage Memorial Garden
Lot AA
  • State Capitol 
  • State Office Building 
  • Leif Erikson Statue: First European to reach North American continent
  • John Johnson Statue: First Governor born in Minnesota
  • Knute Nelson Statue: 1st Foreign - born Governor of Minnesota
  • Floyd B. Olson Statue: Governor during Depression years
  • Quadriga: Progress of the State - Golden Horses on State Capitol
Lot F
  • State Capitol 
  • State Office Building 
  • Transportation Building
  • Charles Lindbergh Statue: Minnesota Aviator
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Lot H
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial 
  • Transportation Building 
  • Veterans Service Building (Promise of Youth: Living Memorial to World War II Veterans)
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Monument to the Living: Returning Minnesota soldier
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Metered area only, between Lots H and I)
  • U.S.S. Ward Gun Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial
Lot K
  • Andersen Building 
  • Centennial Office Building 
  • Freeman Office Building
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • Earthbound Statue
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial 
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial 
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial
Lot L
  • Judicial Center 
  • Freeman Office Building 
  • Centennial Office Building 
  • State Capitol 
  • John Johnson Statue: First Governor born in Minnesota
  • Knute Nelson Statue: 1st Foreign - born Governor
  • Quadriga: Progress of the State - Golden Horses on State Capitol
  • Womens Suffrage Memorial Garden
Lot Q
  • Administration Building 
  • Cass Gilbert Park 
  • State Capitol 
Lot U
  • 14th St. Ramp 
  • Ag/Health Lab 
  • Freeman Office Building 
  • Stassen Building 
Lot W
  • 14th St Ramp
  • Ag/Health Lab 
  • Freeman Office Building 
  • Stassen Building


Metered lot parking is controlled by Admin Plant Management. These state parking facilities are patrolled and electronically monitored by Capitol Security Division of the Department of Public Safety. Capitol Security enforces parking in these areas. Capitol Security is also available to provide an escort service to your car. Call 651-201-6974 to request an escort and allow up to 20 minutes for escort to arrive. 

Street Parking

Metered city street parking is available at the following locations: 

  • John Ireland Boulevard, east and west sides 
  • Front of the Department of Transportation Building 
  • Cedar Street, east and west sides 
  • Front of the Centennial Office Building 
  • Sherburne Avenue, one block north of the Capitol Building between Cedar and Park Streets
  • Aurora Avenue, North of Sears, off Rice Street


Metered city street parking is patrolled and enforced by the City of St. Paul. Parking meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 12 minutes of parking time.

Disability Parking

Public disability parking is available throughout the Capitol Complex. This parking is in close proximity to building accessibility entrances. Vehicles must display either a disability parking certificate or a disability license plate issued by the Department of Public Safety.

View the full public disability parking map for exact locations and descriptions.

Bike Racks

Bike racks on the Minnesota State Capitol Complex are available in the following locations: 

  • Administration Building - Bike rack on east (Cedar Street) side of building.
  • Capitol Building - Bike rack on northeast side of building (by Parking Lot O).
  • Cedar Street Ramp (Andersen Building) - Bike rack located inside parking area on east side of building.
  • Centennial Office Building - Bike rack on west (Cedar Street) side of building.
  • Freeman Building/Ag Health Lab - Bike rack placed between these two buildings. 
  • Minnesota History Center - Bike rack on east side of building. 
  • 14th Street Lot - Bike rack in lot. 
  • Transportation Building - Bike rack on the west side building (by Parking Lot F).
  • Veteran Services Building - Bike rack on center courtyard, northwest side. 


For all locations, view the Bicycle Parking Map.

How to Pay

State-owned visitor parking locations on the Capitol Complex are now equipped with multi-space parking meter pay stations. Payment options include Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, $1 and $5 bills, as well as coins. Parking can be paid at a rate of $1.50 per hour or $6.00 for an all-day rate. 

Easy to follow screen prompts provide instructions and each transaction generates a receipt showing the expiration time with the stall number for reference. Customers can add time from any pay station on the Capitol Complex.

Public Parking Locations with new multi-space meters include:

  • Lot AA
  • Lot F
  • Lot H
  • Lot K
  • Centennial Orange Level
  • Lot U
  • Lot W
  • Lot Q
  • Aurora Avenue (Note: Public metered parking is not available on Aurora during Legislative Session.)


View the full public parking locations map for more detail. 

Note: City street parking meters typically take quarters only, with one quarter buying 12 minutes of parking time.