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.


with a few select NYC garages.