Are there differences between NYC parking rules for holidays and Sundays?
Raise your cyber hand if you were among the furious members of the driving public who got an NYC parking ticket because they believed parking rules were suspended on Martin Luther King’s Birthday? (Monday, January 18, 2010). Parking rules were not suspended on MLK’s birthday because it is not a “Major Legal Holiday.” It is classified as a “Legal Holiday.” Different rules for different holidays.
What are the differences between the parking rules for Major Legal Holiday, Legal Holiday, and Sunday Parking?
Hopefully, this will help: On major legal holidays and Sundays:
- Alternate side parking rules are NOT in effect
- You do NOT have to feed the meters
- Stopping, standing or parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited seven (7) days per week. For example, if a parking sign says, “No Standing Anytime,” keep driving
On just plain Legal Holidays, your only reward is alternate side parking rules are NOT in effect. You must obey all parking signs, and feed the meter.
If you’d like a look at the 2017 ASP Rules Suspension Calendar, click this link and ye shall find.
President’s Day is a Legal Parking Holiday in NYC
The only benefit for NYC drivers is ASP Rules are suspended. You still have to pay muni-meters and obey all parking signs.
Can you identify the 6-Major Legal Parking Holidays?
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
What are some common holiday parking mistakes?
- Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are not parking holidays. No benefits (UNLESS THEY FALL ON A SUNDAY THEN SUNDAY PARKING RULES APPLY)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a legal parking holiday, not a major legal parking holiday
- Black Friday is not a parking holiday in NYC
- Larry’s birthday is not a parking holiday in NYC…sad but true
Some Helpful Hints:
- Regardless of the Holiday or on Sunday, you can never, ever park in a space regulated by a sign that prohibits parking at all times. Generally, this sign will be a red parking sign.
- On Sundays, you do not have to pay a muni-meter
- Please be sure you check whether a holiday is a “Major Legal Holiday” or a “Legal Holiday,” before you decide which parking rules are in effect on that day. Here’s a link to the NYC DOT list of Major Legal Holidays and Legal Holidays.
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