Parking limitations include downtown, some residential areas |

Parking limitations include downtown, some residential areas

RIFLE – The area encompassing the new downtown parking limitations in Rifle include the downtown core area on both east and west sides, as well as some residential areas in Second through Fifth streets.The areas affected include the 100 and 200 blocks east and west of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets; the 100 block west of 5th Street; the 100, 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Railroad Avenue (with 15-minute parking in front of the post office); and the 200 and 300 blocks of both East Avenue and West Avenue. The Rifle City Hall parking lot has four 30-minute parking spaces, along with reserved parking for city and police vehicles.Those living in the affected areas need to apply for a parking permit through the Rifle Police Department at Rifle City Hall during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A maximum of two permits will be issued per household and applicants must show proof of residency, a current lease or rental contract or a document from the assessor’s office showing ownership. The permits may not be loaned, sold or transferred to anyone other than the person it is issued to.All vehicles in the affected area must be moved every 72 hours and remain operable, licensed and insured. There is no cost for the permits issued annually, but there is a $20 replacement fee for lost or damaged permits.For more information about the parking permits or restrictions, call the Rifle Police Department at 625-2271.

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