The Truth About NYC Parking Rules for Holidays and Sundays
You will absolutely, positively receive a NYC parking ticket if you do not know the difference between the parking rules for Major Legal Holidays, Legal Holidays, and Sunday Parking
Raise your cyber hand if you were among the numerous, furious members of the driving public who were issued NYC parking tickets because you thought parking rules were suspended on Martin Luther King's Birthday? (Monday, January 18, 2010). Parking rules are not suspended on MLK's birthday because under NYC parking rules, it is not a "Major Legal Holiday." It is classified as a "Legal Holiday." Different rules for different holidays.
I am very confused. How do I learn the parking rules for Major Legal Holiday, Legal Holiday and Sunday Parking?
Hopefully, this will help:
On major legal holidays
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 are 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.
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 parking meter or muni-meter. The big but is that you still must obey the parking sign regulating your space, IF THE SIGN PROHIBITS PARKING ALL DAYS/HRS, ANY TIME, OR ON SUNDAY.
Please be sure you check whether a holiday is classified by the arcane NYC parking rules as 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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Learn a bunch of stuff about holiday and Sunday parking rules. For example are the rules the same for Major Legal Holidays and Sundays? Do you have to obey parking signs on Major Legal Holidays? How about Sundays?
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