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Alternate side parking (ASP) regulations allow for street cleaning. When ASP is in effect, you can’t park on the side of the street that is being cleaned. ASP rules are posted on signs with a "P" crossed by a broom. 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, and 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 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.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

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

Planned 2018 Suspensions

DateHoliday
Jan 1, MonNew Year's Day*
Jan 15, MonMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 12, MonLincoln's Birthday
Feb 14, WedAsh Wednesday
Feb 16, FriAsian Lunar New Year
Feb 19, MonWashington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Mar 1, ThuPurim
Mar 29, ThuHoly Thursday
Mar 30, FriGood Friday
Mar 31/Apr 1 Sat-SunPassover 1st/2nd Days
Apr 5, ThuHoly Thursday (Orthodox)
Apr 6, FriGood Friday (Orthodox)
Apr 6-7, Fri-SatPassover (7th/8th Days)
May 10, ThuSolemnity of the Ascension
May 20-21, Sun-MonShavuot
May 28, MonMemorial Day*
June 15-17, Fri-SunEid al-Fitr
July 4, WedIndependence Day*
Aug 15, WedFeast of the Assumption
Aug 21-23, Tue-ThuEid al-Adha
Sept 3, MonLabor Day*
Sep 10-11, Mon-TueRosh Hashanah
Sept 19, WedYom Kippur
Sept 24-25, Mon-TueSuccoth (2 Days)
Oct 1, MonShemini Atzereth
Oct 2, TueSimchas Torah
Oct 8, MonColumbus Day
Nov 1, ThuAll Saints Day
Nov 6, TueDiwali
Nov 6, TueElection Day
Nov 12, MonVeterans Day (Observed)
Nov 22, ThuThanksgiving Day*
Dec 8, SatImmaculate Conception
Dec 25, TueChristmas 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.

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.