NYC Street Parking Rates

NYC Muni-Meter ImageRates 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.

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with a few select NYC garages.