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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 are available for employees who work only a few shifts each month.
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Employees with valid "Regular" permits can park in:
Employees with "Premium" permits 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.Cost: $25 per month plus Minnesota sales tax ($322.58 annually)
Where: Rooftop of South Ramp and Levels 3 and 4 of North Ramp.Availability: Available throughout the year.Cost: $10 per month plus Minnesota sales tax ($129.03 annually).
Where: Rooftop of South Ramp and Levels 3 and 4 of North Ramp.Availability: Available throughout the year.Cost: Packets of 10 daily permits are sold for $10 plus Minnesota sales tax. ($10.75 total)
Where: Designated stalls of the North Ramp.Availability: A limit of four overnight passes will be issued per business.Cost: $50 per month plus Minnesota sales tax ($645.15 annually)
"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.
No. but there is no advantage to purchasing permits at City Hall or by mail. Permits are sold first-come, first-served regardless of method.
Vehicles with a valid permit 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 only allowed for vehicles that display a valid overnight permit and park in the designated stalls.
By Municipal Code, posted hourly restrictions are actively enforced between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When a vehicle is sold or traded, a replacement permit will be issued at no cost provided that at least half of the original permit is returned with the new application. Lost or misplaced permits will not be replaced.
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.
Vehicles without valid permits visibly displayed are subject to receive a ticket. There are no exceptions.
Please note that the "window cling" permit can easily be transferred from one vehicle to another, but any vehicle displaying it must be registered with your permit (you can do so by filling out the second car information on the form.)
Daily permits are available for purchase at City Hall or the 50th & France Business Association.
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 Nuendorf at bnuendorf@EdinaMN.gov.