Admin Facilities Management offers parking services for state employees and visitors to the buildings under our custodial control. Parking options include contract and metered parking in surface lots and parking ramps. All parking is subject to availability. See the tabs below for complete parking information and reference the Capitol Complex Commuter Policy for more details.
Additional contract parking stalls have become available in three facilities on the Capitol Complex: Lot D, Lot K, and the Judicial Garage. A parking lottery will be held April 19 through May 3, 2017 to determine initial parking assignments and to establish the waiting lists for these facilities.
Long term contracts may be purchased from Admin Facilities Management, email us or call 651-201-2300.
Contracts are available to:
Agencies located outside the Capitol Complex with frequent Capitol Complex business may request contract parking
Congressionally-chartered veteran organizations
Non-state entities conducting verifiable business with the State of Minnesota
Parking contracts must be cancelled and hang tags returned to FMD in order to stop payroll deduction or invoices. Charges will continue to be incurred until the hang tag is returned.
Disability contract parkers using a stall designated for handicap parking must be registered as disability priority with FMD.
Disability contract parking is available to eligible people with disabilities on a permanent or temporary basis. If eligible, you must have a valid parking contract and must display either a disability parking certificate or a disability license plate issued by the Department of Public Safety. A copy of your disability parking identification must be kept on file with Admin Facilities Management in order to receive the priority parking.
If you are an existing contract parker with FMD and your status changes due to a permanent or temporary disability, contact us to update your parking priority.
Parking on Fridays only in 14th Street Ramp, Andersen Ramp, Centennial Purple, Ramp F, or Lot Q.
This option may work well for telecommuters, car poolers, transit users, or those seeking flexibility for Fridays.
Friday-Only parking contract holders are considered alternative transportation customers; therefore, customers are eligible for subsidized Metropass and Nice Ride membership benefits. (Parking rates are listed within the Parking Rates).
Motorcycles, Bicycles and Segways
Motorcycle parking is available in parking ramps and surface parking lots with designated motorcycle areas. Information on bicycle parking can be found on the Alternative Transportation page. Segway users may use a bicycle rack at no cost, rent a bicycle locker for an annual cost of $50 or rent a Segway Stall with electricity in the Judicial Garage for an annual cost of $50.
Motorcycle Only parking: (signs posted at all locations)
14th St. Ramp - northwest corner of Levels 2, 3 and 4 (6 motorcycle only contracts)
Admin Ramp Level D - in stall number 152 (2 motorcycle only contracts)
Centennial Blue Level - northwest corner (4 motorcycle only contracts)
Centennial Purple Level - southeast corner in the open area of the Purple Level (3 motorcycle only contracts)
Lot J - next to front doors of Veterans Service building and northeast and southeast corners of lot (10+ motorcycle only contracts)
For employees on the State's Personnel and Payroll system, payment is made through pre-tax, bi-weekly payroll deduction. For parkers not on state's payroll system payment is done through monthly or quarterly invoicing.
When parking fee is taken out of your paycheck, it is deducted before tax (up to $175 per month), or you can choose to set up a before tax expense account if you are an employee, which can be used for parking expenses up to $175 per month.
Parking Security and Escort Service
State parking facilities are patrolled and electronically monitored by Public Safety, Capitol Security Division. Capitol Security will provide an escort service to your car. Call 651-296-6741 to request an escort and please allow up to 20 minutes for the escort to arrive.
More information on parking is available on the Parking page within the Citizen Services section of our site.
The cost for parking depends on whether you park in a surface lot, ramp or garage. Parking rates are monthly, unless otherwise indicated. For most employees, charges will be deducted from your paycheck each pay period.
Effective September 1, 2016 (rates are subject to change) -
Parking is currently available in the following locations:
Lot X - in Sears Parking Lot on Rice Street
Parking assignments to the Centennial Ramp are being made based on established priorities and length of parking in the Centennial Ramp (the longer you have parked in this ramp, the sooner you will be offered an assignment).
Each Centennial Green contract parker has been assigned a unique number that begins with CG. The numbers that follow indicate their ranking on the Centennial Green reassignment list. Parkers with the lowest numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) have parked in Centennial the longest and can expect to be reassigned sooner. Those with the highest numbers (271, 272, 273) will wait longer for a reassignment.
As of February 29, reassignments to the Centennial Ramp will have been offered up through reassignment number CG255. Other facilities, such as 14th Street Ramp and Ramp F have been offered to all dislocated Centennial Green contract parkers.
If you have any questions or need to verify your reassignment number, please email us
Waiting lists for each parking facility can be found below. Look at your parking choices on your parking wait list application and follow these instructions to find your position on the waiting list:
Admin Facilities Management manages parking facilities at these locations:
BCA Building at 1430 Maryland Ave E, St. Paul
Capitol Complex in St. Paul
Grove St Building at 321 Grove St, St. Paul
These facilities include surface lots, ramps and garages. If the facility you are interested in is currently full, you can submit an application and ask to be placed on a waiting list for that facility. Parking assignments are made on a first come, first served basis based on the priorities listed in the Capitol Complex Commuter Policy.
What does parking cost?
Parking rates are monthly, unless otherwise indicated, and vary whether you park in a surface lot, ramp or garage. Full rate information is available under the Parking Rates tab.
How do I start?
Stop by Admin Facilities Management in room G-10 of the Administration Building to fill out a parking contract weekdays between 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM. You will be assigned to a parking facility and given a parking identification tag for your vehicle or badge access for Ramp F. You will be able to park at the assigned facility on the same day.
How do I pay?
You will not pay at the time you sign up for a parking contract.
Employees on State's Personnel and Payroll System - payment made through pre-tax, bi-weekly payroll deduction.
Parkers NOT on State's payroll system - will be invoiced monthly in advance.
If you don't want to use the pre-tax parking payroll deduction option, employees will be invoiced. If you start or stop your parking contract mid-month, the invoiced cost may be prorated.
What if I lose my parking identification tag?
To avoid being ticketed and towed, you must immediately replace it.
Pick up a new tag from Admin Facilities Management - there is a $25 charge for replacing lost/stolen tag. (If you find original tag within 3 months of reporting tag lost or stolen, your $25 will be refunded when you return original tag to Admin Facilities Management.)
If you forget or misplace your tag for a short time, a courtesy pass can be provided for up to one week. Stop by Admin Facilities Management to request a pass.
What if I leave my parking identification tag in another car?
To avoid being ticketed and towed, you must obtain a free, temporary parking permit for the day from Admin Facilities Management. Request a temporary parking permit in person first thing.
Use the temporary free parking available in Lot Q next to the Administration Building while you obtain your parking permit. Park in the first row in one of the first 3 stalls closest to Cedar Street; identified with a sign reading Facilities Management Parking Customers Only - 15 minute limit . Entrance to the Administration Building is on Sherburne Avenue.
What if I can't find a place to park?
In all cases if you have a parking contract and cannot find a place to park, call Admin Facilities Management at 651-201-2300, you will be directed to a back-up parking location.
During construction projects or special events, Admin Facilities Management will make alternative arrangements in advance and notify all affected parkers of the arrangements.
What if I need parking intermittently?
Parking meters are available throughout the Capitol Complex.
Is an escort service available?
Yes, Capitol Security provides escorts. Contact Capitol Security at 651-296-6741 about 20 minutes prior to your departure time.
How do I cancel parking?
Return your parking identification tag to the Admin Facilities Management office.
Fill out a cancellation form.
As described in your parking contract, you will continue to be charged parking fees until you return your parking tag.
*Ramp F contract holders must send an email to FMD to cancel the parking contract.