The department of transportation (CDOT) is authorized to charge fees for parking at a park-n-ride lot or any other CDOT parking facility for more than 24 hours or in a reserved parking space. CDOT must post notice of fees, and any associated parking prohibitions or penalties for parking violations, at any facility where it charges fees and may not require an individual to provide personal information in order to park unless the individual wishes to use reserved parking or automatic payment services. Parking fees are payable in advance.
CDOT may set aside up to 15% of the spaces at a CDOT parking facility for reserved parking and may establish rules that prohibit an individual from parking at a CDOT parking facility if the individual is not using mass transit that is accessible from the facility. CDOT may impose a daily penalty if a motor vehicle is parked at a CDOT parking facility and the individual who parked it either failed to pay a parking fee or parked in violation of a CDOT rule. Any motor vehicle for which a penalty is assessed and which is left unattended 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, CDOT may inspect any motor vehicle registration electronic database that includes the name and address of any registered motor vehicle owner. 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.