Last Updated on April 10, 2020 by Lawrence Berezin
You Do Not Have to Feed Muni-Meters on Sundays (parking is free on Sundays)
We have received many telephone calls from our wonderful friends asking, is parking free on Sundays in NYC? Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.
The short answer is, YES! You don’t have to pay for on-street parking on Sunday.
The New York City Department of Transportation announced today that in accordance with legislation enacted by the City Council, beginning Sunday, November 13, 2005, parking meters and muni-meters no longer have to be paid on Sundays. The Department of Transportation is in the process of changing signs throughout the City to show this new parking rule but it will take some time before the thousands of parking signs can be updated. Despite what is stated on these signs, motorists can park at meters on Sundays without paying.
YOU MUST OBEY PARKING SIGNS THAT REGULATE PARKING SPACES WITH OR WITHOUT PARKING METERS OR MUNI-METERS ON SUNDAYS IF STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING IS PROHIBITED seven days a week all times (such as, “No Standing Anytime”).
-You may stand or park on Sunday in any parking space that is regulated by a parking sign that permits standing or parking on Sundays
-You may never, even on Sundays, park or stand in a space regulated by a parking sign that prohibits parking or standing anytime all times, or prohibits parking or standing on specifically on Sundays
-When a sign does not display “days in effect,” it really means “at all times!”
-When a sign does not display an arrow, it really means “in both directions”
Here’s a link to the press release setting us free on Sundays
Now that we’ve cleared that up, how are you with crosswalks and stop lines? Do you know the difference?
Here’s another one for you. Can you argue that a parking sign was hidden from view as a defense to a parking ticket?