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Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations are suspended through Sunday, July 19, 2020. All other parking rules remain in effect.

Parking meters also remain in effect throughout the City, except on Sundays. On Sundays, you don’t have to pay parking meters.

The City may extend the suspension based on street cleanliness and workforce availability.

ASP Reform Rules

On days when ASP is in effect, residential streets will not be cleaned more than once a week on each side.

ASP reform sign

If a side of a street has an ASP sign showing multiple days, street cleaning regulations will be in effect on that side of the street only on the latest day posted on the sign.

For example, if the ASP sign says the side of the street is cleaned on Mondays and Thursdays, you only have to move your car from that side of the street on Thursday.

There are no changes to:

  • Streets that have just one day of ASP regulations on each side
  • Commercial streets or metered areas

Learn more about Alternate Side Parking reform.

These new ASP reform rules will continue through Labor Day when ASP is in effect. The City will assess cleanliness conditions throughout the summer to decide whether to extend or modify the new rules after Labor Day.

Open Streets

When ASP is in effect on an Open Street, vehicles should leave the street and may return after ASP is over. If barriers are in place, they should be set up in a way that cars can drive around them. While driving in and out of the street, please watch for pedestrians and travel at 5 MPH.

Parking Tickets

Any New Yorker under isolation who has received a ticket can request a hearing with the Department of Finance and should provide medical documentation or testimony, which will be taken into consideration when their case is reviewed. To learn how to dispute a parking ticket, visit the Parking Ticket or Camera Violation Dispute page.

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ASP Sign

Alternate side parking (ASP) regulations allow for street cleaning. ASP rules are posted on signs with a "P" crossed by a broom. When ASP is in effect, you can’t park on the side of the street that is being cleaned. The rules apply for the entire time posted on the sign, even if a street sweeper has passed. When ASP is suspended, you must still follow any other posted parking time limits and rules.

On Sundays, ASP is not in effect and you don’t have to pay parking meters.

ASP rules are suspended on certain legal and religious holidays. Parking meters are also suspended on major legal holidays, which are

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

ASP rules and sometimes parking meters may be suspended for severe weather or other emergencies.

Call 311 to request a paper copy.


Planned 2020 Suspensions

DateHoliday
Jan 1, WedNew Year's Day*
Jan 6, MonThree Kings' Day
Jan 20, MonMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 24-25, Fri-SatLunar New Year's Eve & Lunar New Year
Feb 12, WedLincoln's Birthday
Feb 17, MonWashington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Feb 26, WedAsh Wednesday
Mar 10, TuePurim
Apr 9, ThuHoly Thursday
Apr 9-10, Thu-FriPassover (1st/2nd Days)
Apr 10, FriGood Friday
Apr 15-16, Wed-ThuPassover (7th/8th Days)
Apr 16, ThuHoly Thursday (Orthodox)
Apr 17, FriGood Friday (Orthodox)
May 21, ThuSolemnity of the Ascension
May 24-26, Sun-TueEid al-Fitr
May 25, MonMemorial Day*
May 29-30, Fri-SatShavuot (2 Days)
July 3-4, Fri-SatIndependence Day*
July 30-Aug 1, Thu-SatEid al-Adha
Aug 15, SatFeast of the Assumption
Sept 7, MonLabor Day*
Sept 19-20, Sat-SunRosh Hashanah
Sept 28, MonYom Kippur
Oct 3-4, Sat-SunSuccoth (2 Days)
Oct 10, SatShemini Atzereth
Oct 11, SunSimchas Torah
Oct 12, MonColumbus Day
Nov 1, SunAll Saints Day
Nov 3, TueElection Day
Nov 11, WedVeterans Day
Nov 14, SatDiwali
Nov 26, ThuThanksgiving Day*
Dec 8, TueImmaculate Conception
Dec 25, FriChristmas Day*

 

*Indicates a major legal holiday. Stopping, standing, and parking is allowed on major legal holidays except in areas where these rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meters are not in effect on major legal holidays.

You can get a copy of the 2019 ASP Calendar by mail.

Call 311 for assistance.


Planned 2019 Suspensions

DateHoliday
Jan 1, TueNew Year's Day*
Jan 6, SunThree Kings' Day
Jan 21, MonMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 4-5, Mon-TueLunar New Year's Eve & Lunar New Year
Feb 12, TueLincoln's Birthday
Feb 18, MonWashington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Mar 6, WedAsh Wednesday
Mar 21, ThuPurim
Apr 18, ThuHoly Thursday
Apr 19, FriGood Friday
Apr 20-21, Sat-SunPassover (1st/2nd Days)
Apr 25, ThuHoly Thursday (Orthodox)
Apr 26, FriGood Friday (Orthodox)
Apr 26-27, Fri-SatPassover (7th/8th Days)
May 27, MonMemorial Day*
May 30, ThuSolemnity of the Ascension
June 4-6, Tue-ThuEid al-Fitr
June 9-10, Sun-MonShavuot (2 days)
July 4, ThuIndependence Day*
Aug 11-13, Sun-TueEid al-Adha
Aug 15, ThuFeast of the Assumption
Sept 2, MonLabor Day*
Sept 30-Oct 1, Mon-TueRosh Hashanah
Oct 9, WedYom Kippur
Oct 14, MonColumbus Day
Oct 14-15, Mon-TueSuccoth (2 Days)
Oct 21, MonShemini Atzereth
Oct 22, TueSimchas Torah
Oct 27, SunDiwali
Nov 1, FriAll Saints Day
Nov 5, TueElection Day
Nov 11, MonVeterans Day
Nov 28, ThuThanksgiving Day*
Dec 8, SunImmaculate Conception
Dec 25, WedChristmas Day*

 

*Indicates a major legal holiday. Stopping, standing, and parking is allowed on major legal holidays except in areas where these rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meters are not in effect on major legal holidays.

Documentation of Past Suspensions

To request written verification of past suspensions or parking sign changes, go to the City Agency Record or FOIL Request page to make a FOIL request to the Department of Transportation.

When ASP is suspended, you must still follow any other posted parking time limits and rules.

Suspension Timing

When ASP is suspended, it applies from midnight the day before until midnight the day of the suspension.

Grace Period

You have a 5-minute grace period for parking meter and ASP zones. The law gives drivers an extra 5 minutes past the expired time on the parking meter receipt and ASP signs. During the grace period, parking tickets cannot be issued.

No Stopping, No Standing, No Parking

On major legal holidays you can park at a No Stopping, No Standing, or No Parking sign if the rule is not normally in effect seven days a week (for example, No Standing Anytime). Otherwise, you can’t. The major legal holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Double Parking

It is illegal to double park passenger vehicles at all times. Commercial vehicles may double park to make quick pick-ups, deliveries or service calls during posted hours only. While on some streets it may be common practice to double park during street cleaning, double parking is still illegal and you may get a ticket.

For more details, review NYC Traffic Rules in Chapter 4, Section 4-08, subdivision (f), paragraph (1) of the Rules of the City of New York.

You can contact the police precinct for questions about enforcement. To find a precinct, go to the Police Precincts and PSAs page.

Rules for Specific Streets

NYC311 cannot give you information on how City parking rules might apply to specific situations. You should follow the rules posted about time limits and whether it is legal or illegal to park in a specific area. Because New York City Traffic Rules only require one sign for each block, you should check the whole block and read all signs carefully before you park. To learn more about parking at specific locations, go to the Parking Signs and Rules page.

You can contact your local Community Board to request:

  • Changes to an alternate side parking sign or regulation
  • Street cleaning on a new block

Community Boards will conduct a public hearing, then vote on any recommendation to Sanitation regarding alternate side parking regulations.

For a community board directory, or to search by address, go to the Community Boards page.