Some employers purchase parking permits while others do not. This is a decision made by the individual business, and the City does not take a position on employee benefits provided by individual businesses.
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Yes. All employees of businesses in the 50th & France district who choose to park in the Edina parking ramps MUST display a valid permit and park in the designated areas of the parking ramps so that adequate parking remains available for customers. Vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in excess of the posted limits applicable to customers.
Daily permits for designated North and South ramp spaces ($1 each) or a $20 annual permit for the North Ramp rooftop are available for employees who work only a few shifts each month.
Employees with valid "Regular" permits (annual, quarterly or daily) can park in:
Employees with "Premium" permits can park in:
Employees with Rooftop permits can park in:
Overnight permit holders can park in:
Please note that South "Premium" permits aren't valid in the North ramp and North "Premium" permits aren't valid in the South ramp. Regular permit holders can park in any regular permit area in either ramp. Regular permits are not valid in Premium spaces.
Surface parking is intended for customers. The most convenient locations are also reserved for customer use. Signs are posted in the ramps to clarify employee parking areas.
Where: The lower-most level of the South Ramp and designated areas of Levels 1 and 2 of the North Ramp. Permit holders also can park in the regular permit spots. Note that permits are issued for a specific area; holders can’t park in the other premium areas.Availability: Only a limited number of premium permits will be issued. These permits are not available online. Eligible businesses will be contacted directly. Maximum 20 per business.Cost: $300 per year plus Minnesota sales tax
Where: Rooftop of South Ramp and Levels 3 and 4 of North RampAvailability: Available as annual permit or quarterly. Must be purchased online.Cost: $120 per year plus Minnesota sales tax or $45 per quarter plus tax
Where: Rooftop of South Ramp and Levels 3 and 4 of North RampAvailability: Available throughout the year. Must be purchased online.Cost: Packets of 10 daily permits are sold for $10 plus Minnesota sales tax
Where: North Ramp Level 4 spaces that are exposed to the skyAvailability: Annual permit available throughout the year for part-time or occasional workers. Must be purchased online.Cost: $20 plus Minnesota sales tax
Where: Designated stalls of the North RampAvailability: A limit of four overnight passes will be issued per business. Residents of the designated affordable housing units at Nolan Mains are allowed to purchase overnight permits for up to two vehicles. Other Nolan Mains tenants who do not have an assigned parking stall also can purchase a permit. Must be purchased online.Cost: $50 per month plus Minnesota sales tax
Where: Designated stalls of the North RampAvailability: Sold only to Nolan Mains residents (or management) to provide for overnight parking of guests. Passes are sold only in packets of 10. The information on each permit must be filled out and the permit displayed in the vehicle for it to be valid. Must be purchased online.Cost: Packets of 10 permits are sold for $30 plus Minnesota sales tax
"Premium" permits are issued for parking stalls in desirable locations but with access that can be confusing for customers to navigate. Premium permits are intended for full-time employees who generally work traditional business hours.
The number of Premium permits is limited to help ensure holders can find an available space during busy daytime hours.
Vehicles with a "premium" permit are also allowed to park in the designated employee parking areas used by "Regular" permit holders.
Please note that North "Premium" permits are not valid in the South ramp and South "Premium" permits aren’t valid in the North ramp.
Premium permits are not sold online. Eligible businesses will be contacted directly on how to purchase them.
Employers requested a lower-price option for part-time employees and others who may not be able to spend a lot for parking. This permit is valid only on the rooftop of the North Ramp.
Vehicles with a valid permit for that area are allowed to park in any of the employee designated spaces in excess of the posted limits. There is no maximum time limit for employees with valid permits except that around-the-clock parking is generally not permitted. Overnight parking is allowed only for vehicles that display a valid overnight permit and park in the designated stalls.
Yes. All permits other than premium must be purchased online and will be mailed to you. (Businesses eligible for premium permits will be contacted directly.)
There are no in-person sales or picking up of parking permits.
By Municipal Code, posted hourly restrictions are actively enforced between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Permits must be adhered to the inside portion of the rear window to be visible from the rear. Permits should not hinder the driver’s vision. Vehicles must be parked front-end forward so that the permit is visible from the rear.
No. There is no employee parking allowed in the Center Ramp.
Each month, the City spends approximately $38 per stall in operations and maintenance costs of the parking ramps and related infrastructure at 50th & France. This does not include the cost to build the ramps. There is no such thing as “free” parking.
Employees are encouraged to park in the more remote stalls even during non-work hours. This will add to the overall convenience of customers and should improve the climate for your own business.
The City of Edina issues permits only to employees of businesses located in Edina. Other parking options are available for employees located east of France Avenue in Minneapolis. Contact the 50th & France Business Association for more information.
On-street parking is also available. Vehicles parked illegally and in violation of posted signs, however, may be ticketed if they are reported as a nuisance.
Driving is not the only way to get to work. Walking, bicycling, carpooling and public transit can be good options as well. 50th & France has frequent bus service on Routes 6 and 46. Contact Commuter Services or Metro Transit for more information.
Employees with valid disability plates or tags are not required to purchase a parking permit and are allowed to park in any designated stall. Stalls for people with physical disabilities are located in each ramp and surface parking areas. These stalls are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless marked, there is no time limit for these stalls.
Holders of an annual Regular or Premium permit can purchase a second permit for $10. Note the second car must have the same registered owner as the original permit.
When a vehicle is sold or traded, a replacement permit will be issued for $10. Fill out this form to get a replacement.
Please note the replacement must be of the same type and time frame as the original permit. Also, once the replacement is issued, the original permit is invalid. Parking with the original permit will result in a ticket.
No. Citations will be issued for fraudulent use.
Employee parking in violation of City Code by failing to obtain a permit or failure to park in the designated location will be ticketed or towed at owner expense.
Parking citations are issued by the Edina Police Department and processed through Hennepin County courts. Payments can be made online, via mail, in person or over the phone. If you believe the citation to be in error, please contact the Hennepin County Violations Bureau at 612-348-2040 or visit MNcourts.gov/Hennepin.
If you lost your permit, you can purchase a replacement for $10. Fill out this form for the replacement.
Please note that the original permit will be invalidated once a replacement is issued; using it to park is illegal and will result in a ticket.
Vehicles without valid permits visibly displayed are subject to receive a ticket. There are no exceptions.
Please note that any vehicle displaying a permit must match the permit information or will be cited.
Daily permits are available for purchase from the 50th & France Business Association.
Rules and regulations for parking in the City facilities are included in Chapter 24, Article VIII, Division 5 of the Edina City Code. The rules are summarized below:
After 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends the premium parking stalls in the North and South ramps are available to any customer or employee with any type of valid permit on a first-come, first-serve basis.
You are welcome to send suggestions or comments to Economic Development Manager Bill Neuendorf at [email protected].