Parking Commission

Pay Parking Tickets / Parking Permits Online

Use the button below to pay a parking ticket online using a Visa, American Express or MasterCard credit or debit card. To pay online, you will need your ticket number and license plate number.

The objective of the Parking Commission is to regulate and control parking in Uptown Butte to assure a continual flow of vehicles through the area. The functions of the Parking Department include:

  • Providing adequate parking facilities for the area work force and retail trade traffic;
  • Providing patrol services and ticket issuance and process; and,
  • Providing for the acquisition and management of parking lots.

In addition, the Parking Department supports the greater Butte-Silver Bow area by responding to community complaints and conducting regular patrols of the streets.

The department is solely funded by revenues derived through the regulation of parking.

2-Hour Parking District

Butte-Silver Bow offers free parking options in our 2-hour parking district for patrons wishing to visit and shop in historic Uptown Butte. Because these spaces are limited we must encourage turnover to make finding a space easy and convenient. We therefore ask our Uptown workforce to find parking in one of our paid permit lots, or to park in one of our many free lots available outside of the 2-hour district. Please see the map linked below for more information on the district boundaries and free parking lots.

Map: Uptown Butte Free Parking Options

Parking Fines

Click here to download the list of parking violation fines

Parking Appeals

If you would like to appeal a parking violation, please download the appeals form linked below, complete and return within 7 days of the date the ticket was issued. Your appeal will be reviewed by the Parking Director and a response will be mailed to you.

Clicking here to download the Parking Ticket Appeal Form

About the Parking Commission

There are five (5) members on the commission, and each member serve four (4) year terms, without term limits. The appointing authority for the commission is the Chief Executive with concurrence by the Council of Commissioners. For more details, refer to Butte-Silver Bow Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.86.

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Robert Dwyer




Sonya Rosenthal




Timothy Dick




Ray Ueland




Bart Riley




Parking changes underway in Uptown Butte

Beginning in May 2014, Northwestern Energy will be preparing the site at the corner of Park and Main streets for the construction of their new Headquarters building. With this exciting new addition to Butte also comes the loss of 38 permit-parking spaces and about10 free on-street 2-hour parking spaces during the construction phase. Butte-Silver Bow is working to address the concerns of business owners and residents in this area of the Uptown.

First, please see the attached map which outlines Butte-Silver Bow owned free parking lots and one example of on-street unrestricted parking.

The Parking Commission is also urging business owners and employees to park in permit lots or free lots. New parking management software currently being implemented will allow the Commission to better-manage leases for permitted lots and allow for those interested to “reserve” their space in a lot or to be placed on a waiting list for a space as they free up.

The 2-hour parking district will soon have clarified parking ordinances that discourage rolling and re-parking in the same space.

Upon completion of the Northwestern Energy Building, there are plans for a parking garage to be located only half a block to the southwest of the Heritage Park site. This garage will provide approximately 250 permit/paid parking spaces and will be located in the heart of Butte’s Uptown Business District.

All of this is done with the goal of keeping the flow of traffic open for business in the Uptown area. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Parking Director Karen Byrnes at 406-497-6467 or email