Street Parking Rates

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  • ParkNYC app: pay for parking from pre-loaded wallet, no transaction fee (minimum $25 wallet)
  • ParkMobile app: pay for individual parking session, plus a $0.15 per transaction fee (no wallet or preload required)

Metered Parking Rates

Parking rates vary across the five boroughs and are reflective of neighborhood parking conditions including land use, density, and parking demand. There are different parking rate zones across the city tailored to improve curb access, promote turnover and increase parking availability. Rates and rules for commercial vehicles are different.

Hourly parking rates range from $1.25 to $7.50, and from $5.00 to $8.00 for commercial vehicles, depending on the location and duration.

Individual meter rates are posted on each parking meter and are limited to the posted duration on regulatory signage on each block. The maximum time for a parking session varies by type of vehicle and ranges from one hour to 15 hours. Metered regulations are not in effect on Sundays and drivers are advised to always check posted signage before parking.

Parking Rate Map

The details and location of parking rate zones may be found on NYC DOT’s Parking Rate Map

*Always remember to check posted signage and meters to confirm regulations and price. Vehicle type, rates and durations may be variable throughout the day.

Standard Street Parking Rates

Parking Zones are shown on the NYC DOT Parking Rate Map.

In 2020, NYC DOT converted one-hour meter parking zones to two-hour meters and instituted a graduated rate (i.e. higher cost) for the second hour of parking.

Metered spaces with time limits longer than three hours, will charge the first hour rate for each hour.

All Vehicles Rate
Commercial Vehicles Rate
1st Hour 2nd Hour 1st Hour 2nd Hour 3rd Hour
Zone M1 – Midtown Core and Lower Manhattan $4.50 $7.50 $6.00 $7.00 $8.00
Zone M2 – Manhattan South of 96th Street** (Refer to NYC DOT Parking Rate Map for specific block rates) $4.00 $6.75 $5.00 $6.00 $7.00
Zone M3 – Manhattan 96th St to 110th St** (yellow areas on map) $2.50 $4.00
Zone 1 – Business Districts outside of Manhattan (purple areas on map) Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown Flushing, and Jamaica; Manhattan 125th St $2.00 $4.00
Zone 2 – Neighborhood Retail Districts (blue areas on map) $1.50 $2.50
Zone 3 – All Other Metered Locations (green areas on map) $1.25 $2.00

** Portions of Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue north of East 96th Street, and Columbus Avenue and Broadway north of West 96th Street are within the Manhattan South of 96th Street rate area. Please refer to NYC DOT Parking Rate Map or specifics on meter for details.

Other Street Parking Rates

NYC DOT works closely with community boards, merchants, BIDs and other local stakeholders to help regulate curbside turnover in areas that fall out of the normal rate structure.

Location 1st Hour 2nd Hour 3rd Hour
Forest Hills (Austin Street), Queens $1.50 $2.50 $3.00

Forest Hills, Queens (Austin Street) Parking Pilot Presentation (2018 pdf)

Charter Bus Street Parking Rates

NYC DOT provides metered parking spaces for charter buses. All charter bus spaces allow three-hour maximum stay. Learn more about parking rates and rules for charter buses

Charter Buses Hourly Rate
All charter bus metered spaces $20.00

Paying for Street Parking in NYC

Meter payment can be made using the free ParkNYC app, credit cards, coins, or an NYC Parking Card. If paying with coins, drivers must use exact change. Learn how to use parking meters


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ParkNYC is an easy and convenient way to pay for on-street parking and municipal parking lots using a mobile phone or web browser.

What are the benefits of using ParkNYC? Pay for parking using your phone, rather than coins or credit card. There’s no need to go to a meter and no need to place a receipt on your dashboard. Receive mobile alerts prior to your time expiring and extend your parking time remotely, up to the maximum time allowed.

Learn more or sign up by visiting ParkNYC Business Accounts are available for fleet parking Download the free app, available in the App Store and on Google Play.