Parking

Permit Parking Only Zone (green sign/white letters)

Sides of streets with this sign posted require vehicles to display a Resident parking permit. In some instances, other permit types are provided exceptions to park on the “resident” side of the street, but these are few and far between. In most cases, the only vehicles parked on the green sign side of streets are resident neighbors. If you do not have a Resident parking permit, avoid the Resident Only permit parking (green sign) side of residential streets altogether unless you are absolutely sure you have rights to park there. Per City Code, all sides of streets in the city with this designation posted are considered one zone. Since parking conditions are so challenging for residents,

HPU carefully enforces this zone with LPR (license plate recognition) technology; illegally parked vehicles are immediately summonsed and booted/towed.

Permit Parking Only Zone (white sign/green letters)

Sides of streets with this sign posted require vehicles to display one of the various on-street parking permits made available by HPU, including the Resident parking permit. Without a permit, there is a four hour grace period per day on the “visitor” side of the street. Permit parking (white sign), or visitor sides of streets throughout the entire city are considered all one zone, so moving a car to another street with the same designation after 3 hours and 59 minutes means there is still only one minute left to park that day. Since parking conditions are so challenging for residents, HPU carefully enforces this zone with LPR (license plate recognition) technology; illegally parked vehicles are immediately summonsed and booted/towed.

Metered (Time Limit) Parking Zone

Sides of streets with “Pay Parking” or “Pay at Meter” signs are controlled by metered (time limit) parking regulations. In 2010 and 2011, Hoboken replaced 960+ traditional single-space coin-only parking meters on these streets with nearly 150 state-of-the-art multi-space parking meters (“pay stations”) to make parking in the metered parking zone more convenient and less confusing. Simply pay by quarter or credit/debit/smart card at the nearest pay station and display your receipt curbside on your dashboard. Pay stations create more parking per block and reduce the clutter on our sidewalks. Please note that there is a 2 hour metered parking maximum throughout the entire city during effective hours (typically 9am to 9pm, some exceptions exist so please confirm by reading the signs), so moving a car to another space or street with the same designation after 1 hour and 59 minutes means there is still only one minute left to park at a meter in Hoboken that day. For longer durations, please consider parking in one of our municipal parking garages. Overnight parking when meters are no longer in effect is free (9pm to 9am in most areas, confirm by reading the signs). More information about the time limit (metered parking) zone is available here.

Other parking regulations

In a dense city, there is a need to make space for various other uses or safety precautions. In addition to the requirements for parking zones described above, please be cognizant of state and local parking laws and signage respective to street cleaning, temporary/emergency access, crosswalks, stop signs, bus stops, fire hydrants, loading, handicapped, Corner Cars, and driveways.

For more detail information about parking rules in Hoboken please click the image below:

 

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