The Town of Frisco invites residents and visitors to ParkSmartFrisco to support a thriving Frisco by encouraging consistent turnover of the available parking spaces for those doing business and spending time in Frisco and to allow year-round maintenance and seasonal snow removal on Town streets, alleys, and right-of-way.
Main Street Free Three Hour Parking Year-Round and Overnight Parking Restrictions and Enforcement
- The Town of Frisco has contracted with Interstate Parking to enforce Main Street parking limits year round, except in April and October of each year.
- Starting on January 2, 2024, the Town partnered with Interstate Parking to enforce overnight parking restrictions on Town roads, alleys, and right-of-way in order to better accommodate snow removal and year-round maintenance needs.
- To pay or appeal parking tickets received on Main Street and the surrounding alleys or at the Marina in summer, you must go through the online payment or appeal process on the Interstate Parking website, as the Frisco Police Department will be unable to assist with these parking tickets, as they did not issue them. Tickets may not be appealed or paid over the phone.
Three Hour Parking on Main Street
- Parking on Frisco Main Street is free but there is a three (3) hour maximum time limit on parking. There are no parking time limits on side avenues in designated parking areas, and parking is allowed there all day from 6:00am – 2:00am. Parking is not allowed there overnight.
- In order to ensure that parking is available for customers on Main Street, Interstate Parking will enforce the three hour parking time limits on Main Street on behalf of the Town of Frisco 10 months out of the year with no parking enforcement in April and October of each year. Parking tickets issued by Interstate Parking on behalf of the Town of Frisco are as enforceable as those issued by the Town of Frisco Police Department.
- Parking time limits will be enforced seven days a week from 8:00am to 5:00pm on the seven blocks of Frisco Main Street from Madison Avenue to 7th Avenue.
- Parking is prohibited on Town streets in the Main Street area from 2:00am – 6:00am and in the outlying areas from 12:00am – 6:00am, as signed, due to year-round maintenance and snow removal needs. Starting on January 2, 2023, Interstate Parking will be enforcing overnight parking restrictions in the areas around Main Street, including the alleys.
There is no parking on Town streets, alleys, or right-of-way during designated times in order to accommodate year-round maintenance and snow removal needs.
- Core area of Town including Main Street, Granite Street, Galena Street, and the adjacent alleys and avenues: 2:00am – 6:00am parking prohibited
- Residential Streets/Alleys: 12:00am – 6:00am parking prohibited
New On-Street, Overnight Parking Options
New on-street, overnight parking is being made available in Frisco starting on January 29, 2024 to accommodate the need for more overnight parking options. The Town is testing the two new on-street overnight parking options in two areas:
- 3rd Avenue between Galena Street and Main Street only in signed area
- West Side: Parking allowed from 2:00am-6:00am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
- East Side: Parking allowed from 2:00am-6:00am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings
- 2nd Avenue between Granite Street and Main Street only in signed area
- West Side: Parking allowed from 2:00am-6:00am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
- East Side: Parking allowed from 2:00am-6:00am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings only
For example, as parking is allowed on the west side on Mondays from 2:00am-6:00am, cars will be able to park on Sunday evening through Monday to accommodate overnight parking needs.
- These two new, on-street parking options will be available through April 30, 2024 and will be re-evaluated at that point.
- No permits are needed to park in these spots overnight; drivers just need to follow the parking schedule and park on the correct side of the street to allow for street maintenance. The parking schedule outlined above will be posted on signs where overnight parking is allowed on 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Existing Overnight Parking Lot Options
Existing overnight parking lots- Overnight parking is allowed for 24 hours maximum in these designated parking lots only.
- Marina/Summit Lot- dirt lot on the corner of Summit Boulevard and Marina Road
- West Main Street “Kayak” Parking Lot on the west end of Frisco Main Street next to I70 Exit 201
Enforcement and Overnight Parking Regulations Information
Overnight parking rules apply to both on-street and lot parking:
- Interstate Parking is working with the Town of Frisco to enforce parking regulations. Please go to ParkFrisco.com to pay or appeal a ticket issued by Interstate Parking.
- No trailer parking is allowed overnight.
- Camping and sleeping in cars is prohibited.
- A person may call Summit County dispatch at 970-668-8600 and request a “no tow” when parked somewhere other than designated overnight parking lots. The Town will make every effort not to tow these vehicles, but snow removal needs may result in the vehicle being towed and the owner of the car will be cited and responsible for a towing fee.
- Each overnight parking overnight parking area will have signs indicating when a lot will be plowed and any other lot specific regulations. Please pay attention to these signs to avoid citations and towing.
Overnight Parking on Town Streets, Alleys, and Right-of-Way
The alleys between Galena and Granite Streets have become particularly challenging for snow removal operations over the past several years, as vehicles are regularly parked overnight in the Granite and Galena Alleys and on Town right-of-way. Town plows are often unable to plow in these areas or utilize the approximately 10-20 feet of Town property (right-of-way) next to paved alleys to store snow.
Right-of-way throughout the Town was established many years ago to accommodate snow removal operations and allow other year-round maintenance and operations that benefit the public. The Town is stepping up education and enforcement of these year-round overnight parking regulations so that Frisco Public Works staff can complete crucial snow removal operations to keep Frisco’s streets, alleys, and sidewalks passable and safe.
What is a Right-of-Way and How Does it Benefit the Public?
In Frisco, the term right-of-way refers to property owned by the Town and used in the public interest, and it is typically a roadway, alley, and the property adjacent to roadways and alleys. The Town maintains authority over this publicly owned property and determines how and when it may be used by members of the public and public or private entities. Also, the Town very regularly uses this right-of-way to aid in snow removal and storage during the six plus months of winter weather.
When thinking about right-of-way in Frisco, picture the public roadway, plus a portion of space adjacent to the portion of the roadway that you drive on and be reminded that the right-of-way is not limited to the paved or concrete portion of the roadway. Where the sidewalk is directly adjacent to the curb, the right-of-way often extends many feet beyond the sidewalk. In various parts of Frisco, the right-of-way extends into areas that are frequently assumed to be private property. The actual width of the right-of-way owned by the Town at a specific location is variable throughout Town. Yet, it is safe to assume that at least 10 feet of the land beyond a paved roadway is Town right-of-way where vehicles should not be parked overnight and where dumpsters or permanent and semi-permanent structures may not be placed. In Frisco, the paved portion of a road is generally 24 – 40 feet, while the right-of-way is often 80 feet wide. Summit County’s GIS page is a valuable resource for researching the approximate right-of-way boundaries throughout Frisco.
More Info and How to Find Out if You are on Town Right-of-Way
If you are unsure about where the right-of-way ends on a specific property, please email Calle McCartney at CalleM@townoffrisco.com to set up a site visit with Public Works Streets staff to determine right-of-way.
How can employees ParkSmartFrisco?
- Walk, bike or take the free Summit Stage whenever possible. At just under two square miles in size, Frisco is very walkable and bikeable, even in the winter. Check out Frisco’s commitment to trails, both hard and soft surface, with Frisco’s latest trail map, and look out for new trails, as the Frisco Trails Master Plan leads to even more hard and soft surface trail building.
- There are no parking time limits on side avenues in designated parking areas, and parking is allowed there all day from 6:00am – 2:00am.
Illegally Parked or Abandoned Vehicles
To report illegally parked or abandoned vehicles, please call Summit County non-emergency dispatch at 970-668-8600.
Paid Summer Parking at the Frisco Bay Marina
The Town of Frisco has contracted with Interstate Parking to implement the paid parking programs at all Marina parking lots, and the Town anticipates continuing this parking program, as it has proven successful in opening up parking spaces for Marina users and encouraging other users, such as recreational pathway users, to park at the Adventure Park or other areas convenient to recreational pathway access.
To pay or appeal parking tickets issued by Interstate Parking at the Marina or Main Street areas, you must go through the online payment or appeal process on the Interstate Parking website, as the Frisco Police Department will be unable to assist with these parking tickets, as they did not issue them. Tickets may not be appealed or paid over the phone and can be appealed or paid online.