Parking News and Announcements

August 9, 2019 - City of Santa Fe operating State Capitol parking Garage

The City of Santa Fe will start operating the State Capitol Parking Garage located at 485 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 effective, Saturday, August 10, 2019. The garage schedule is as follows:

Saturday - 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday - 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The parking rate is five dollars ($5.00) pre-paid at time of entry.

*During weekdays the garage is operated by the State.*



June 7, 2019 - Railyard Parking Garage Routing Changes 

This weekend will be one of the busiest weekends of the summer, and if you're planning on visiting the Railyard you should know about some traffic routing changes taking effect this Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The changes include:
1. At the Railyard Parking Garage, traffic will be routed to circulate each level when leaving so that it extends the queue and hopefully results in a continuous, moving line, rather than a dead stop traffic jam.

2. Signs indicating that Camino de la Familia is ‘Not A Through Street’ to reduce people coming down that street and then trying to turn around in front of the garage when they run into the dead end at Sanbusco fence.

3. Offering prepaid entry to the garage when there are events. Movie goers will not have to prepay since they get validation.

Please let us know if you have questions or suggestions.

May 14, 2019 -  Notice to citizens who have a Cash Key and Smart Card 








Cash Keys and Smart Cards that were issued by the Parking Division to citizens in previous years have been discontinued and will no longer be issued or used due to antiquated software. If you still have a cash key or smart card, you may visit the Parking Division to check your remaining balance and obtain a refund. After August 31, 2019, requests for a refund can no longer be accepted and refunds will not be available.

The Parking Division Administrative Offices are located at 500 Market Street, Suite 200, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (next door to REI in the Railyard District). Should you have questions, please contact the Parking Division at (505) 955-6581 and our staff will be happy to assist you.

City of Santa Fe Parking Division 

March 5, 2019 - Another free hour of on-street metered parking throughout the Railyard District being offered in the evenings  

The City of Santa Fe Parking Division is partnering with Guadalupe Street Business District to offer one free hour of evening parking at on-street meters through the Santa Fe Railyard District. The reduced hours for on-street metered parking are operating from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., instead of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The pilot program, which started on Monday, February 18, 2019, will end on June 30, 2019. 

October 22, 2018 - City of Santa Fe and ParkMobile Partner to Make Parking Easier than Ever

The City of Santa Fe is partnering with ParkMobile, LLC – USA, to offer the convenience of mobile pay to on-street metered parking in the downtown and Railyard area.

The ParkMobile App is a free download for iPhone and Android devices; users may also register on After creating an account, customers can instantly begin to use the system with their registered mobile device. With the ParkMobile App users are able to pay for on-street metered parking spots from their vehicles, receive a notification when your time is about to expire, and add additional time remotely. New decals have been placed on all meters with information on how to pay for parking using the new app.

ParkMobile is a tested and effective service provider: it is the most widely-used mobile parking solution in the country, with more than 11 million users across 350 cities. ParkMobile is excited to bring these services to the City of Santa Fe. For more information about ParkMobile, visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter or @ParkMobile on Facebook.


August 31, 2018 - Pre-Pay Event Parking Rate at City Facilities 

For events that start prior to 4:00 p.m., the City of Santa Fe’s Parking Division offers a pre-pay option to patrons in an effort to make their stay in our facilities more enjoyable and provide them with quicker exiting times. We are proud to announce that the cost of our pre-pay event parking at our City parking garages has now been reduced to seven dollars ($7.00). 

April 13, 2018 - New Parking Meter Decals 

As part of an ongoing effort to improve customer service and provide users with a pleasant parking experience, City of Santa Fe’s Parking Division has installed new decals on all City parking meters. The decals (shown below) provide parking customers with valuable information such as: 

  • Maximum parking time limits for each zone, which are defined by color-coded blocks.
  • Enforcement days and hours of operation.
  • Meter holidays when meters are not enforced.
  • Instructions on reporting a malfunctioning (broken) meter. Customers can scan the QR code on the decal which will direct them to the Parking’s online form to report malfunctioning meters. (*Android users must download a QR Code Reader App from Google Play Store; iPhone users can simply use the camera on their cell phone.)
  • Web address to report a malfunctioning (broken) meter.

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