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Drop, Load, and Staging (DLS) Zones

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Program Goal

Reduce traffic congestion and double parking on and around Main Street, and improve safety and access.

Program Outline

City Council strives to increase safety, reduce congestion, and promote alternative modes of transportation while maintaining access to Main Street businesses. With evaluation and various stakeholder input, the Drop, Load, and Staging (DLS) program was updated in 2020 to operate more efficiently.

The DLS program is for Ground Transportation companies, including lodging shuttles, for-hire taxis, and TNCs. The program is intended to be year-round, and we continue to evaluate seasonally. The program may be suspended for events and other unforeseen circumstances.

DLS Permit Areas

All For-Hire/Ground Transportation vehicles wishing to drop off and pick up on Main Street between the hours of 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., must have a paid DLS permit. Zones are identified with signage on the east side of the street (downhill).

Before 5:00 p.m., zones are available for 15-minute parking for all users, no permit required. From 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., the zones will be drop and load only unless otherwise marked for staging. All vehicles using the premium curbside space during these hours will be required to have a DLS permit issued by the City.

Old Town Drop and Load Locations

Drop Load and Staging Zones

Free DLS Zones

Free DLS Zones are available for ground transportation vehicles to use on Swede Alley and lower Main Street; these zones do not require a DLS  permit. Oversized vehicles will be prohibited on Main Street without a Special Use of Parking Permit, obtained through the Parking Services Department.

Free Zones:

  1. Swede Alley - Bob Wells Plaza south of 5th Street - no staging allowed.
  2. 9th Street Turnaround*
  3. Brew Pub Parking Lot*
  4. Swede Alley - parallel parking in front of KPCW* (oversized vehicles; 22,000 lbs/35’ park here)

*Staging is allowed in these zones after 10:00 p.m.

How to Purchase a Permit

  • Online: Fill out an application here. Parking staff will contact you to provide payment and will mail your permit(s).
  • In-person: Bring a copy of your current business license to Park City Public Works (1053 Iron Horse Drive), and a copy of your insurance certificate(s) that includes vehicle VIN number(s).
  • Pay the per vehicle fee ($200 annually). Renewal permits are available for $100, as a one-year COVID-relief program.

A For-Hire/Ground Transportation or equivalent license is required to purchase a permit. The following will suffice:

  1. Park City Municipal For-Hire Ground Transportation License
  2. A ground transportation license from another jurisdiction that has similar code requirements
  3. A contract with a TNC company
  4. A hotel or similar organization with an existing business license

Please note: while our offices remain open, we are trying to reduce the number of face-to-face interactions to keep our community and staff safe. If you need to conduct business in person, please schedule an appointment by calling 435-615-5301, or email parking_permits@parkcity.org. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Masks are required in all City facilities until further notice.

In the event the DLS program is suspended due to COVID-19 related developments, pro-rated refunds for DLS permits will be issued upon request. Contact Parking Services for more information.

Questions and Feedback

The City will continuously evaluate the program’s effectiveness and solicit input from stakeholders. Constructive feedback is encouraged.

Who's Listening?

Jenny Diersen, Economic Development & Special Events Project Manager

435-640-5063 | jenny.diersen@parkcity.org

FAQs

How do I purchase a DLS permit?
How much does a DLS permit cost?
I don’t want to purchase a permit, where can I drop and load passengers?
If there are available parking spaces outside these zones, can I pull in there?
How will this be enforced?
How is this related to the previous For Hire Ground Transportation Business License?