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Employee Parking Program

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Colorado State employees are eligible for parking in state-owned facility lots within the Capitol Complex. State parking facility spaces are limited, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Employee parking prices are competitive, based on comparable area parking rates.

Vehicle Parking

  • Notice: There will not be a refund or prorate of parking due to working from home.

Vehicle Parking Rates

  • Monthly Covered Spaces
    Includes Merrick Parking Garage floors 1-4
    $135.00 (per Vehicle per Month)
  • Monthly Uncovered Spaces/Surface Lots
    Includes Merrick Parking Garage 5th floor
    $120.00 (per Vehicle per Month)
  • Daily Paid Parking (Effective July 1)
    $12.00 plus a $2.50 convenience fee
    Valid from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Lost or Unreturned Tags (For Monthly Parking)
    A $50.00 fee will be assessed

 

Parking RulesRevised rules are located on the SoS website, effective date of January 14, 2021 (See below for Shared/Sublease Parking FAQs)

Monthly Parking Wait List Form — Sign up to be notified of available spaces within the Capitol Complex

Monthly Parking Update Vehicle and Contact Information — Current Capitol Complex parking customers may modify their record here

Monthly Parking Shared/Sublease Application — Primary Parker can share their space on a regular basis with other State employees as Sublessee(s)

Daily Paid Parking Program Sign Up Form — State employees can use this form to be added to the Capitol Complex State Employee Daily Paid Parking Program.


Daily Paid Parking

(Effective July 1, 2024)

Daily Paid Parking in Capitol Complex Parking Lots is only available to State Employees. If you are a State employee and would like to participate in the Daily Parking Program, complete and submit the Daily Paid Parking Request Program Sign Up Form; your request may take up to 3 days to process. For State employment verification, employees must use a State Google email account to complete this form. However, due to the OIT Software Security and Restrictions Policy, the State Parker must use their personal information such as email address, cell phone, and credit card for parking reservations.

State procurement cards, cell phones, and email addresses cannot be used. See Chapter 5, section 7 of the Unofficial State of Colorado Fiscal Rules for travel reimbursement information on the Office of the State Controller’s website.

After the form is submitted, the Parking Manager will verify that you are a State employee and send you a link to create a profile and reservations through the Honk Reservation Mobile Application.

All reservations and cancellations will be conducted through the Honk Parking Application. Refunds for cancellations are accepted up to the day of your reservation. Refunds will not be made if you cancel your reservation at the start date.

Daily parking reservations are for 1 business day and your parking space will be available to you between the hours of 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Parking reservation can be made on any day, Monday through Sunday. Overnight parking is prohibited.  Any vehicle parked in the lot outside of these times are subject to be towed at the owner's expense.  Daily parking rates may vary and are subject to change at the Department’s discretion.  

Upon making a reservation, the mobile application will generate a QR code that can be scanned from your phone on the day of your reservation to access the parking space assigned to you in the Tan lot located at 1544 Lincoln Street. Please ensure that you park your vehicle in one of the nine Daily Paid Parking Spaces found on the far north end of the Tan Parking Lot. If there are no available parking spaces or you are having trouble entering the lot, contact the Capitol Complex Parking Program at 303 866-4357 between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click here to view a map of the Tan Lot. The green highlighted spaces labeled “Daily Paid Parking Spaces” are the nine spaces that parkers are permitted to use. The entrance for Daily Paid Parkers can be found at the Northeast corner of the parking lot. Daily Paid Parkers will not be able to gain access through any of the other entrances. Once you are finished parking, parkers can use any of the two gates found at the West side facing Lincoln St and the Southeast side facing the alley to leave the parking lot.
 

Bicycle Parking

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Bicycle Parking Lockers — Access to Bicycle Lockers can be obtained through the Movatic.co app (See below for Bicycle Parking Lockers FAQs)

 


Frequently Asked Questions

(Revised June 25, 2024)

These Revised Parking Program Rules FAQs supplement administrative rule changes effective January 14, 2021 and address both (1) allowing parkers to share/sublease parking spaces managed by the Division of Capital Assets and (2) providing bicycle parking lockers for State employee use.

Parking Rules/Overview FAQs

Q. What changed in the new rules in January 2021?

  • Allow shared/sublease parking spaces (see Shared/Sublease Parking section below)
  • Provide access to daily bicycle parking lockers (see Bicycle Parking Lockers section below)
  • Removal of reference to the Office of Central Collections due to its dissolution

Q. Where can I find the Rulemaking Hearing link?

Q. Where can I find the text of the rule?

Q. I have a question not addressed in these FAQs, who should I contact?

Shared/Sublease Parking FAQs

Q. How does shared parking work?

  • Primary Parker can share their space on a regular basis with other State employees as Sublessee(s) 
  • Primary Parker will identify which days of the work week the Sublessee(s) will use the space
  • The Capitol Complex Parking Program will issue a hangtag to each Sublessee, which will be programmed to work on the specified day(s) of the workweek
  • Sublessee(s) may only use the assigned space on designated days (24-hour) and only during a standard workday (Monday to Friday)
  • Access to the parking lot/garage will not work outside the designated day(s)
  • Primary Parker pays full price for parking space through a payroll deduction
  • Primary Parker is responsible for collecting payment from Sublessee(s) for use of the parking space
  • Click Here for Sublease Application

Q. How will a Primary Parker notify Capitol Complex that there is a Sublessee?

  • Primary Parker and Sublessee(s) will complete a signed Shared/Sublease Parking Permit Application 
  • Either the Primary Parker or the Sublessee can submit the completed Shared/Sublease Parking Permit Application to the parking program manager

Q. Will DPA require that I share my space, if I don't want to?

  • No, this program is optional — you are not required to share your parking space

Q. What if Primary Parker no longer wants to share/sublease the parking space?

  • Primary Parker can terminate the ability of the Sublessee to utilize the parking space at any time by notifying the parking program manager — afterward, the Sublessee's code will be disabled immediately 
  • The terminated parker(s) must return hangtag — otherwise a $50.00 fee will be assessed to the Primary Parker

Q. What if Sublessee(s) wants to terminate their shared/subleased parking space?

  • Sublessee(s) must notify the Primary Parker of intent to terminated the shared/subleased space, Primary Parker will then notify Capitol Complex
  • Sublessee must return the hangtag to the parking program manager

Q. How will the shared fees/funds be collected?

  • Primary Parker pays full price for parking space to the Capitol Complex Employee Parking Program through a payroll deduction 
  • Primary Parker is responsible for collecting payment from Sublessee(s) for use of the parking space

Q. What happens if the shared fees/funds are not collected?

  • Primary Parker pays full price for parking space through a payroll deduction 
  • Primary Parker can terminate a Sublessee(s) access by notifying the parking program manager — afterward, the Sublessee's code will be disabled immediately
  • The terminated parker(s) must return hangtag — otherwise a $50.00 fee will be assessed to the Primary Parker

Q. Will the Capitol Complex Employee Parking Program discount parking costs if the Primary Parker uses the parking space less than five days a week?

  • No — Primary Parker must pay for the full price of the parking space regardless of the number of days the parking space is used

Q. Will the Primary Parker be given a couple of hangtags?

  • No — the Primary Parker will be issued one hangtag to gain access to parking space
  • Each Sublessee will be issued a single hangtag for parking access with a specific code that only allows access to the parking space on designate day(s)

Q. Will Subleases have a code to enter the James Merrick State Parking Garage at 1350 Lincoln?

  • Sublessees will have a code to enter the garage's pedestrian entrance 
  • Sublessees will need to apply for a pedestrian door access code acquired through the Colorado State Patrol ASACK system
  • To gain access to the ASACK system, you must use your State email address through the State's VPN connection or be logged into your computer through a State network
  • Sublessees will not have a code to enter the garage's vehicle entrance and must use their hangtag to access the assigned lot or garage
General Parking FAQs

Q. How do I gain access to the James Merrick State Parking Garage at 1350 Lincoln?

  • Vehicles access the garage through a required programmed hangtag, hung on a rearview mirror, that will activate the gates as you approach
  • To retrieve your vehicle, you will need a secure code, acquired through the Colorado State Patrol ASACK system, to gain access through the pedestrian entrance

Q. How do I gain access to the surface lots?

  • Hangtags, hung on a rearview mirror, open the gate — no keypad is needed

Q. What if I lose my hangtag(s)?

Q. Will there be a refund for parking fees during the many months we have not been allowed to work onsite due to COVID?

Bicycle Parking Lockers FAQs

Q. How can I reserve a Bike Locker?

  • Download the Movatic app
  • Submit a request using your State employee email address
  • Once request is approved, you can reserve a Bike Locker on a first-come, first-served basis — via the Movatic app
  • For any questions or concerns, please contact the parking program manager

Q. Is there a cost to use a Bike Locker?

  • No — Bike Lockers are free to use by all State employees only

Q. How long can I reserve a Bike Locker for?

  • Bike Locker usage is available for a 24-hour period
  • Once Bike Locker is open to retrieve your bike, the system will conclude your reservation and make that locker available to the next person

Q. Where are the Bike Lockers located?

Q. Are there any bike lockers on the South end of Capitol Complex?

  • No — however, Capitol Complex is currently looking into adding additional bike lockers and locations 

Q. Can I reserve a Bike Locker before leaving my house?

  • Yes — and the 24-hour reservation time starts once you place your bike in the locker

Q. Can I use multiple lockers at the same time?

  • No — you are allowed to reserve/use one locker at a time
Daily Paid Parking Program FAQs

Q. Who can use the Daily Paid Parking Program?

  • All State employees are permitted to use the Daily Paid Parking Program.

Q. How do I use the Daily Paid Parking Program?

  • Submit a Daily Paid Parking Program Sign Up Form. (For State employment verification, employees must use a State Google email account to complete this form.)
  • The parking manager will send you a link to the reservation website after verifying you are eligible to use the Daily Paid Parking Program. (This process may take 3 business days to process.)
  • Once you receive the link, proceed to the website to begin making reservations. (Upon making your first reservation, you will be asked to create an account for the Honk Reservation program. Due to OIT Software Security, State employees must use their personal information such as email address, cell phone, and credit card for parking reservations.)
  • Once you confirm your reservation, you will receive an email with a QR Code to be used at the entry gate of the parking lot.
  • When you arrive at the alley entrance of the Tan lot located at 1544 Lincoln Street, scan your QR code at the QR code reader that can be found on the drivers side of the entry gate.
  • Once inside the parking lot, you are permitted to use any of the nine parking spaces found at the north end of the parking lot labeled "Paid Parking."

Q. Are the parking rates hourly/daily?

  • The parking rate for the Daily Paid Parking Program is daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are no hourly rates available.

Q. Is the Daily Paid Parking Program available on the weekends?

  • Yes, the Daily Paid Parking Program is available on weekends. Please be advised that Capitol Complex is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will only be able to assist with reservations during this time.

Q. Can I cancel my reservation?

  • You can cancel your reservation up to the start date of your reservation. To do so, navigate to the Honk Reservation website or app and sign in. Once signed in, navigate to the menu and select the "Parking Sessions" menu. Once there, select the desired reservation and click the cancel button. Your credit card will be refunded/credited through the HONK reservation within 5 business days, and not through Capitol Complex.

Q. Is there overnight parking?

  • No, there is no overnight parking permitted.

Q. How much does it cost?

  • Daily parking is currently $12.00 a day, with a $2.50 convenience fee. Please be aware that this is subject to change at the discretion of Capitol Complex. State issued procurement cards are not authorized to be used for these parking reservations.

Q. Where are the Daily Paid Parking Program spaces located?

  • The parking spaces for the Daily Paid Parking Program are located in the Tan Lot, 1544 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203. The nice spaces located, and identified, at the far north end of the parking lot.

 

If at any time you cannot find what you are looking for throughout the website, or if you have any questions, feel free to call the main help desk at 303-866-4357 or send us an email — DPA_DCS_DCA_Comments@state.co.us.

 

 


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