Five Weird Facts About Residential Parking in Bozeman
Parking is a hot-button issue for many locals in the Bozeman area, and many people would appreciate some clarity.
Parking in Bozeman has become a massive issue for many locals who aren't sure what exactly the parking laws are, and they have valid concerns.
Even though public parking downtown is a problem, we also have to consider residential parking. People on Facebook are asking questions about the rules regarding parking on streets and why there is so much inconsistency.
So we did a deep dive into Bozeman Parking Rules and Laws, and it's an exciting read. Here are five facts you might not know:
- First off is the 72-hour violation. This means you can't leave your vehicle in the same spot for more than three days, or you could receive a citation. This law helps prevent people from leaving their campers, boats, and other vehicles out on the streets for too long.
- Residential Parking Permits. In certain areas around Bozeman High School and MSU, if you want to park on the street, you will need to purchase a permit. This permit is to help with congestion and helps residents find parking in the area.
- Don't park against the flow of traffic. Even if you live on a street without traffic, you can receive a $50 fine. Trust me.
- The Rolling Rule. If you park in downtown Bozeman and use up the two hours of free parking, you will need to move your car to a new block. The City of Bozeman has a law that if you drive to a new spot on the same block, you will get a ticket. You need to go to a whole new area to park.
- Many of the long-term RVs, campers, and tents aren't technically illegal. This is because these vehicles being parked on streets that haven't developed businesses or residential housing. Parking complaints aren't valid.
These are a few of the weird and interesting facts we found about Bozeman parking. We know that people still have questions that need answers, and hopefully, we will get that soon.