Motorists & Parking

Street Parking Rates

Metered Parking Rates

Parking rates for vary across the five boroughs. Parking rates are posted on each parking meter, and the legal parking duration is posted in the top left hand corner of the green meter signs. Legal parking durations vary from 1 hour to 12 hours. Parking meters do not have to be paid on Sundays. Always check signs carefully before parking. Learn about changes to parking rates Rates and rules for commercial vehicles are different. Learn more about parking commercial vehicles Learn about rates and rules for charter buses

New York City uses some of the most sophisticated parking equipment available today. All meters accept coin payment. Select meters accept credit cards. Many meters allow you to pre-pay for parking using the NYC Parking Card, which you can purchase online. Learn how to use parking meters Purchase an NYC Parking Card online

Location Hourly Rate
The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island $1.00
Manhattan above 110th Street $1.00
Manhattan from 96th to 110th Street $1.50
Manhattan below 96th Street $3.50
commercial vehicle spaces in Manhattan $4.00 (first hour)
$5.00 (second hour)
$6.00 (third hour)
charter bus metered spaces in Manhattan $20.00 (three hour maximum)

PARK Smart NYC

PARK Smart is a program developed with the community to make parking easier while reducing congestion and improving safety. PARK Smart aims to increase the number of available metered parking spaces by encouraging motorists to park no longer than necessary. The meter rate is higher when demand for parking is greatest and decreases when demand is lower. Learn more about Park Smart

PARK Smart Area

Hourly Rate

Greenwich Village
  6:00 to 10:00 pm $5.00
  all other times $3.50
Park Slope
  noon to 7:00 pm $2.00
  all other times $1.00