Jersey City offers travelers and residents alike a wide variety of activities to explore. The good news is that you can find free street parking all over the city. The bad news is a tricky game to play. But don’t worry SpotAngels is here to the rescue 🙂
This guide will grant you Jersey City street parking superhero powers:
The map below will show you all the spots where you can park, their price and how long you can stay without getting a ticket.
The map updates in real-time, so simply type in the address you’re parking near, the time you expect to be there, and your duration. The green spots are the ones that are free of charge!
Pro tip: the spots that have a yellow hallo are those where you are more likely to find parking. The information is constantly provided by the SpotAngels community.
One of the important things to note about parking alongside the curb in Jersey City is the required distance between the curb and the car. You need to be within six inches of the curb, which is much closer than it is in most other states.
You must also pay attention to the color of the curbs:
Red curbs mean no parking, standing or stopping for any reason, at any time.
Yellow curbs mean no parking, but sometimes stopping or standing for specific purposes is permitted. They are usually accompanied by a road sign indicating the circumstances under which parking or stopping is permitted.
Blue curbs indicate that the area is reserved for disabled permit holders.
Green curbs mean that parking is reserved for car-sharing vehicles.
White curbs mean parking is restricted. Motorists may have to hold a special permit or use a parking meter to park next to a white curb.
You can find below a list of Jersey City most common parking signs:
No Parking sign: You may not park during the posted hours, usually to enable street sweeping.. Otherwise, you risk getting a parking ticket.
Residential Time Limit: Its purpose is to secure street parking for residents and business owners of a neighborhood.
If you hold a permit, you may park and the time limit doesn’t apply.
If you don’t hold a permit, you may park for the time limit posted. You should not park in the same block right after the end of the time limit. Otherwise you risk getting your vehicle towed-away.
Snow Emergency – No Parking: Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on either side of any of certain streets. View full list of streets concerned.
Unless directed to do so by a police officer or to avoid an accident, you should never stop or park at any of the following places, according to the New Jersey Code:
You can get parking permits for residential zones and for municipal lots from the Division of Parking Enforcement.
A $15 annual permit for residents will allow them to park in the zone 24 hours a day. A non-residential parking permit will cost $300 a year. People who work but don’t live in the area will have to buy a $50 permit every six months.
Parking meters are not enforced during certain Holidays! Here they are:
|New Year’s Day||Jan 01, 2021|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Jan 18, 2021|
|Lincoln’s Day||Feb 12, 2021|
|Presidents Day||Feb 15 to Feb 16, 2021|
|Good Friday||Apr 02, 2021|
|Memorial Day||May 31, 2021|
|Independence Day||Jul 05, 2021|
|Labor Day||Sep 06, 2021|
|Election Day||Nov 02, 2021|
|Veterans Day||Nov 11, 2021|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 25, 2021|
|Day After Thanksgiving Day||Nov 26, 2021|
To know which specific regulations are suspended on these days and find parking on the go, download the SpotAngels app. It is free, the data is constantly updated by the community and it was featured as the best parking app by Apple and Google!