Street Parking Rates

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Metered Parking Rates

Parking rates vary across the five boroughs and are reflective of neighborhood parking conditions including land use, density, and parking demand. 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 range from one hour to 15 hours. Metered regulations are not in effect on Sundays and motorists are advised to always check posted signage before parking.

There are different parking rate zones across the city tailored to improve curb access, promote turnover and increase parking availability. Hourly parking rates for passenger parking range from $1.25 to $7.50, and from $5.00 to $8.00 for commercial parking, depending on the location and duration.

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.

Rates and rules for commercial vehicles are different.

Learn about rates and rules for charter buses

Standard Hourly Street Parking Rates

Metered areas outside of Manhattan’s progressive zones follow a standard hourly rate for all vehicles. Parking Zones are shown on the NYC DOT Parking Rate Map.

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

Location
Hourly Rate
Zone M3 – Manhattan 96th Street to 110th Street** (yellow areas on map)
$2.50
Zone 1 - Business Districts Outside of Manhattan (purple areas on map)
(Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown Flushing, and Jamaica; Manhattan 125th St)
$2.00
Zone 2 - Neighborhood Retail Districts (blue areas on map)
$1.50
Zone 3 - All other metered locations (green areas on map)
$1.25

** 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.

One-Hour Meters Converting to Two-Hour Meters, Citywide in 2020

Beginning in October 2020, NYC DOT will start converting one-hour meter parking zones to two-hour meter parking across the five boroughs, and will institute a graduated rate (i.e. higher cost) for the second hour of parking. The expansion of second hour parking options will begin on October 1 on a borough-by-borough basis, with completion expected by mid-December.

This will change the meter rates in Zone M3 in Manhattan and Zones 1, 2, and 3 in the outer boroughs. The new meter rates coming into effect are outlined in the table below. Existing non-standard meter rates (i.e. longer time limits, existing progressive rates, etc.) may be changed based on the needs of those locations.

Location 1st Hour Rate 2nd Hour Rate Total for 2 Hours
Zone M3 – Manhattan 96th St to 110th St** (yellow areas on map) $2.50 $4.00 $6.50
Zone 1 – Business Districts outside of Manhattan (purple areas on map)
Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown Flushing, and Jamaica; Manhattan 125th St
$2.00 $4.00 $6.00
Zone 2 – Neighborhood Retail Districts (blue areas on map) $1.50 $2.50 $4.00
Zone 3 – All Other Metered Locations (green areas on map) $1.25 $2.00 $3.25

** 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.

Manhattan Meter Rates

Location Passenger Vehicle Rate Commercial Vehicle 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

** 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 when developing parking pilots to help regulate curbside turnover, conducting six-month pilots to evaluate how the program works in different settings.

Location Duration Rate
Jackson Heights, Queens 30 mins $0.50
1 hour $1.50
1 hour 30 mins $2.50
2 hours $4.00

Jackson Heights, Queens Parking Pilot Presentation (2012 pdf) Jackson Heights, Queens Parking Pilot Results Presentation (2014 pdf)

Location Duration Rate
Forest Hills (Austin Street), Queens 1 hour $1.50
2 hours $3.00
3 hours $6.00

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.

Charter Buses Hourly Rate
All charter bus metered spaces $20.00

Paying for Street Parking in NYC

Meter payment can be made using coins, credit cards, NYC Parking Cards, and New York City’s mobile app ParkNYC. If paying with coins, motorists must use exact change.

Learn how to use parking meters Learn more about parking cards

ParkNYC

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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.org Download the free app, available in the App Store and on Google Play.