When ASP is suspended, you must still follow any other posted parking time limits and rules.
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 NYC Traffic Rules only require one sign for each block, you should check the whole block and read all signs carefully before you park.
When ASP is suspended, it applies from midnight the day before until midnight the day of the suspension.
You have a 5-minute grace period for ASP zones. The law gives drivers an extra 5 minutes past the time on the ASP sign. During the grace period, parking tickets cannot be issued.
No Stopping, No Standing, No Parking
In addition to ASP being suspended, 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 7 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
- Christmas Day
It is illegal to double park passenger vehicles at all times, including when street cleaning is occurring, regardless of location, purpose or duration.
An occupied illegally parked vehicle causes the same safety hazard and congestion as an unoccupied vehicle. 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.
Commercial vehicles may double park to make quick pick-ups, deliveries or service calls during posted hours only.
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.
When ASP is in effect on Open Streets, 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.
Other Parking Rules and Regulations
Visit the Parking Signs and Rules page to learn about all other parking regulations.