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Summit County to add online system for road parking permits

Alli Langley

If you live on a road in unincorporated Summit County and you’re having a party, you have worried about your friends’ cars getting ticketed for parking on the street.

Though deputies only enforce the no-parking rules when they receive complaints or when it snows, an informal request for a temporary permit, in the form of a simple email to the sheriff’s office, would safeguard residents’ guests from parking fines.

Now the county wants to make the permit process easier for residents and deputies alike.

Residents will soon be able to request event parking permits through an online form. The permits will still be free, and once they’re approved, deputies on patrol will be automatically notified which residences have them.

Sheriff John Minor emphasized that the temporary permits would continue to be for specific dates and times, and drivers would still be asked to move their vehicles for plowing.

The county hasn’t yet determined a time line for implementing the online form, but Minor said it should be soon.

On town roads around the county, the process for obtaining similar permits varies.

Within Breckenridge town limits, residents can use temporary permits that allow a maximum of five guest vehicles to park on town streets not used by buses for social events for up to four hours.

The free printed permit must be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard, and drivers must be present at the address in case their vehicles need to be moved for snow plowing or road maintenance.

The permit can be downloaded on the parking permits page at

In Dillon, the police provide permits, but Chief Mark Heminghous said they’re rarely requested and they’re not available online.

Likewise in Frisco and Silverthorne, residents need to visit their town police department for free event parking permits.

Silverthorne is starting to upgrade its website, said Susan Schulman, town spokeswoman, and will watch what the county does as the town might add online transaction capabilities to its site.

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