Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Are there differences between NYC parking rules for holidays and Sundays?
It will cost you a bunch of money if you don’t know the difference between NYC parking rules for holidays and Sundays.
For example, were you among the furious members of the driving public who got an NYC parking ticket on Martin Luther King’s Birthday? I’m afraid MLK’s birthday is a legal parking holiday, but not a major legal parking holiday in NYC.
What if Christmas day falls on a Saturday?
- Christmas Saturday is a major legal parking holiday
- In addition, Monday is also a major legal parking holiday and all the wonderful benefits apply
- In other words, you get 2, yes 2 major legal parking holidays when Christmas falls on a Saturday
Parking rules for holidays and Sundays Chart
Check out the chart
What are the differences between the parking rules for Major Legal Holidays, Legal Holidays, and Sunday Parking?
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.
What is different about July 4, 2020?
This year July 4th falls on a Saturday. Ergo, the Evil Empire declared that Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th are both Major Legal Parking Holidays. How about that!
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. Birthday is only a legal parking holiday, not a major legal parking holiday
- Black Friday is not a parking holiday in NYC
- Good Friday is only a legal parking holiday. ASP rules suspended (that’s all, folks!)
- Major legal parking holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are applied to the weekend day and Monday (two days of parking relief!)
- 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.
- Columbus Day is a legal parking holiday.
Here’s a question for you. Would you like 5 parking ticket tips that will save you money? Why not. What do have to lose (the tips are free)
[Larry’s comment: In case I caused any confusion, street cleaning rules (ASP rules) are the only rules suspended on MLK’s B-day. All other parking rules that are in effect on Monday, remain in effect on Monday].
No More Mistakes!
Don’t get a costly parking ticket because you didn’t know the special parking rules for Sundays and Holidays