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Authorize Parking Fees At CDOT Colorado Department of Transportation Parking Facilities

Concerning limited authority for the department of transportation to enforce parking fines for violations of rules governing parking at department parking facilities.
2016 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The department of transportation (CDOT) is authorized to enforce parking fines for a motor vehicle left in a short-term parking spot at a CDOT parking facility for more than 24 hours. CDOT must promulgate reasonable rules for the administration and enforcement of the bill, but may not promulgate rules that prohibit an individual from parking at a CDOT parking facility or enforce a parking penalty until it has posted signs warning of the prohibition or penalty at all entrances and exits to the facility for at least 90 days.

An individual who parks a motor vehicle at a CDOT facility in violation of a CDOT rule is subject, for each day of the violation, to a penalty of a warning for the first offense, twenty dollars for the second offense, fifty dollars for the third offense, and one hundred dollars for any subsequent offense. Any motor vehicle for which a penalty is assessed and which is left unattended in a short-term parking space at a CDOT parking facility for more than 4 days is considered a motor vehicle abandoned on public property for purposes of existing laws that address the removal, storage, and disposal of such motor vehicles.

For enforcement purposes, the department of revenue must allow inspection of motor vehicle and driver's license related records on an as-needed basis. Local governments and CDOT must consult with each other before the establishment of zoning, other authorization by a governmental body, or contracts required for privately owned or managed parking facilities intended for users of mass transit that is accessible from a CDOT parking facility.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. J. Arndt
Sen. N. Todd



Rep. D. Hullinghorst, Rep. T. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. S. Lontine

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details