Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Lawrence Berezin
Meter Parking NYC has changed significantly in 2022
Unless you lived under a rock next to the GEICO Caveman for the past two years, you are aware of the changes in NYC meter parking. Regrettably, most of us have been living under a rock during the pandemic and are just starting to emerge.
Likewise, NYC drivers are finding a vast array of new sights and sounds surrounding their parking experience. For example:
- Muni meters are now called parking meters
- The Evil Empire is converting 14,500 parking meters from Pay-and-display operations to Pay-by-plates.
- One side of the street is called a blockface
- You can no longer transfer unused parking payments to parking meters located on other blockfaces
- And more
Are you ready to check out some essential things about parking in Parking Ticket Land?
Learn the new parking meter rules and regulations
You may want to check out my blog post about the new parking rules as a starting point. Likewise, I would familiarize myself with the latest definitions and essential changes. Such as:
- Blockface: The term “blockface” means that portion of the street along the curb on one side of a street that is between the boundaries of the corner area at either end of the block.
- Pay-by-plate parking meters: The term “pay-by-plate parking meter” means an electronic parking meter that requires entry of license plate information for proper registration of payment.
- Parking at broken or missing meters: If all parking meters in a parking field or on a blockface are missing or broken, a person shall be allowed to park in such parking field or on such blockface up to the maximum amount of time otherwise lawfully permitted by such parking meters in such parking field or blockface. But you better be able to prove the meter was broken!
- Transferability of parking meter time: Parking time may only be utilized on the blockface for which it was purchased. Transfer of parking time between blockfaces is prohibited.
How will you pay for parking?
There are two ways to pay for meter parking in NYC. For example:
- Pay at the parking meter by credit card or coin
- Learn how to use ParkNYC App
However, you will not get a receipt to display on your car after the meters are retrofitted to “pay-by-plate.”
Learn how to use the ParkNYC App
Recently, the App closed its doors to upgrade and become the best App it can be. However, there were still a bunch of glitches to overcome when the App reopened for business. Here’s the first thing you’ll see when you arrive at the ParkNYC Website.
In the same vein, here’s a great article about the reopening, “Parking App Glitches and New 20-Cent Fee Miff Motorists.”
The Evil Empire lends a helpful hand.
The Evil Empire published a page on its website explaining how to pay using the ParkNYC App.
Here are the topics the page covers:
What is the significance of parking zone numbers
You will need to know how to locate the parking zone number covering your car’s parking space to use the ParkNYC App.
This is where you’ll find the parking zone number
The zone numbers are the six-digit numbers on the parking meters and are attached to the parking signs.
After creating your account, do you have to add money?
Maybe yes, maybe no. In response to popular demand, the App will allow you to pay by transaction instead of squirreling your money in their eWallet. But each transaction will cost you 20 cents. That’s right, every time you pay for meter parking, there will be a 20-cent fee charged to your payment.
Check out the Parking Meter Map
So, what do you think about all the changes in meter parking in NYC? What will you do with the money left over from parking at a meter now that you can only use the bucks in the same blockface? Are you going to use the ParkNYC App? Or, pay in person at the parking meters?
Likewise, we await the upcoming magic trick of turning all the muni meters into parking meters.
The Evil Empire never ceases to amaze!
Larry’s Essential Tips to Parking in NYC is a must-have guide to help you navigate the new parking meter laws, rules, and regulations recently passed by the NYC Council.
Click the pretty button, share your first name and email address, and this value-packed guide on safely parking the “new way” is yours. Pretty easy, right?
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