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Public Parking

There are a number of public parking options for those visiting the Minnesota State Capitol Complex. A blue "P" symbol indicates available public parking space in parking lots and ramps. See the tabs below for complete information on parking. More parking maps can be found on our Maps page

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station

EV Charging stations are located in Lot C and in Ramp F on the 1st Level. 

Electric Vehicle owners visiting the Capitol Complex must pay for their parking at the pay station and may plug-in for a maximum of 4 hours.

Where to Park

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

Andersen Parking Ramp (PDF) (south of 35E, off Cedar St. and E. 10th St.) in proximity to:

  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • St. Paul Armory
  • Veterans Service Building
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial

Centennial Parking Ramp (PDF) (Orange Level, east of the Centennial Office Building, access from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), in proximity to:

  • Centennial Office Building
  • Christopher Columbus Statue
  • Floyd B. Olson Statue: Governor during Depression years
  • Freeman Office Building
  • John Johnson Statue: First Governor born in Minnesota
  • Judicial Center
  • Knute Nelson Statue: 1st Foreign-born Governor of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • St. Paul Armory
  • State Capitol Building
  • Womens Suffrage Memorial Garden

Lot AA (PDF) (west of the State Office Building on Rice Street), in proximity to:

  • Leif Erikson Statue: First European to reach North American continent
  • Quadriga: Progress of the State - Golden Horses on State Capitol
  • State Capitol Building
  • State Office Building
  • Transportation Building

Lot C (PDF) (northwest corner of Sherburne Avenue off of Rice Street), in proximity to:

  • Leif Erikson Statue: First European to reach North American continent
  • Quadriga: Progress of the State - Golden Horses on State Capitol
  • State Capitol Building
  • State Office Building
  • Transportation Building

Lot H (PDF) (west of the Veterans Service Building), in proximity to:

  • Charles Lindbergh Statue: Minnesota Aviator
  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Firefighters Memorial
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Monument to the Living: Returning Minnesota soldier
  • Promise of Youth: Living Memorial to World War II Veterans
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial
  • U.S.S. Ward Gun Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Metered area only, between Lot H)
  • World War II Veterans Memorial

Lot K (PDF) (12th Street, east of the Veterans Service Building, limited parking, 4 hour limit) in proximity to:

  • Court of Honor Memorial
  • EarthBound Statue
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Liberty Bell Replica
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • St. Paul Armory
  • Veterans Service Building
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Veterans Memorial

Lot Q (PDF) (northeast of the Administration Building, corner of Cedar Street and Sherburne Avenue, metered area only), in proximity to:

  • Administration Building
  • Cass Gilbert Park
  • State Capitol Building

Lot U (PDF) (south of the 14th Street Ramp, north of the Stassen Building and east of the Freeman Office Building), in proximity to:

  • Ag/Health Lab
  • Freeman Office Building
  • Stassen Building

Lot W (PDF) (south of the 14th Street Ramp, north of the Stassen Building, and east of the Freeman Office Building), in proximity to:

  • Ag/Health Lab
  • Freeman Office Building
  • Stassen Building

Ramp F (PDF) (west of the Transportation Building on Rice Street), in proximity to:

  • Charles Lindbergh Statue: Minnesota Aviator
  • Monument to the Living: Returning Minnesota soldier
  • Roy Wilkins Memorial
  • State Capitol Building
  • State Office Building
  • Transportation Building
  • U.S.S. Ward Gun Memorial
  • Veterans Service Building

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Boulevard (PDF) (in front of Judicial Center), in proximity to:

  • Centennial Office Building
  • Christopher Columbus Statue
  • Floyd B. Olson Statue: Governor during Depression years
  • Freeman Office Building
  • John Johnson Statue: First Governor born in Minnesota
  • Judicial Center
  • Knute Nelson Statue: 1st Foreign-born Governor of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Workers Memorial
  • Peace Officers Memorial
  • State Capitol Building
  • Womens Suffrage Memorial Garden

Metered parking is controlled by Admin Plant Management. These state parking facilities are monitored and enforced by Public Safety, Capitol Security Division. Capitol Security is also available to provide an escort service to your vehicle. Call 651-296-6741 to request an escort, allow up to 20 minutes for the escort to arrive.

Street Parking

Metered city street parking is available at the following locations:

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

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 close 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: 

  • 14th St Ramp - Bike rack in ramp, 1st Level.
  • Administration Building  - Bike rack at building entrance on Sherburne Avenue and in Administration Parking Ramp, B Level. 
  • Andersen Building - Bike rack at building entrance on Cedar Street.
  • Andersen Ramp - Bike rack in ramp, 1st Level.
  • Centennial Office Building  - Bike racks at building entrance on Cedar Street and south of entrance on West Central Park Place.
  • Freeman Office Building/Ag Health Lab  - Bike racks between these two buildings. 
  • Lot U/W - Bike racks on median in between lots.
  • Minnesota History Center  - Bike rack on east side of building. 
  • Transportation Building  - Bike racks at building entrance on John Ireland Boulevard and entrance off Rice Street.
  • Veterans Service Building  - Bike racks at building entrance on 12th Street and on courtyard.


For all locations, view the  Bicycle Parking Map.

How to Pay

State-owned visitor parking locations on the Capitol Complex are equipped with parking pay stations. Choices for payment include Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, $1 and $5 bills, as well as coins. Parking can be paid at a rate of $1.75 per hour or $7.00 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 parking pay stations include:

  • Andersen Parking Ramp
  • Centennial Parking Ramp, Orange Level
  • Lot AA
  • Lot C
  • Lot H
  • Lot K (parking limited to 4 hours) 
  • Lot Q
  • Lot U
  • Lot W
  • Ramp F, 1st Level
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Boulevard

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.