Rates for NYC street parking varies for parking in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx. All NYC parking rates are posted on NYC Muni-Meters, and the legal parking duration is posted in the top left hand corner of the green meter signs.
Legal parking durations vary from 1 hour to 12 hours. Parking meters do not have to be paid on Sundays.
Things to remember:
- A single NYC parking sign applies to the entire block
- A NYC parking sign’s rules apply in the direction of the arrow until the next parking sign
- You can pay only for the allowed time written on the NYC parking sign. If it’s a 2 hour space, you cannot pay for 2 hours and then ‘feed the meter’ for another 2 hours.
- You can use a NYC Parking Card to pay for your parking. In 2014 or 2015, you’ll be able to Pay-by-Phone for your NYC parking.
Hourly NYC parking rates:
|The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island||$1.00|
|Manhattan above 110th Street||$1.00|
|Manhattan from 96th to 110th Street||$1.50|
|Manhattan below 96th Street||$3.50|
|commercial vehicle spaces in Manhattan||$4.00 (first hour)
$5.00 (second hour)
$6.00 (third hour)
|charter bus metered spaces in Manhattan||$20.00 (three hour maximum)|
If you get an Overtime Meter Ticket:
FINE: $35 – $65
PARKING RULE & REGULATION: Code 34 covers parking in a metered space where the meter works and the time has ended. Effective since March 21, 2010, drivers will receive a 5-minute grace period past the expired time on Muni-Meter receipts, Alternate Side Parking signs, and any other parking spaces with specific times listed (eg. 8:30am – 9:30am). During the 5-minute grace period, parking tickets cannot be issued. A meter or muni-meter system must be activated upon arrival. When two or more vehicles fit into one metered space, then all vehicles in the metered space are required to activate the meter.