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Independence Day (Observed) 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

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On certain holidays the City of San Francisco gives you a little bit of a break, with a ticket-free day of parking… sort of… For 2020, the city has a few special rules in place for Independence Day Observed, which is on July 3rd (as far as we can tell, July 4 is a normal parking day for 2020 with all the normal rules)

Independence Day (Observed) 2020 Parking Rules Overview:

July 3, 2020

FREE PARKING (i.e. Not Enforced) 

  • Weekday Street Sweeping: Not enforced (M-F street sweeping that is… the few streets that have nighttime street sweeping or 7-day street sweeping – like Market Street – will still be enforced)
  • M-F Residential Permit Parking: Not enforced
  • Commuter Towaway: Not enforced
  • Unmetered Yellow/White/Green Zones: Not enforced
  • General Time Limits: Not Enforced

But please note:
– Hazards are always subject to tickets and towing
– Posted 1-2 hour parking time limit areas and Night-Time Seven-Day-a-Week Street Sweeping (such as Market Street) will be enforced.
– Meter customers are advised to check parking meters to verify enforcement time limits and amounts.


  • Parking Meters: Enforced city-wide – yes, even on Independence Day (Observed)Like all days, you are allowed to park at a broken meter, but the posted time limit still applies. The only holidays where parking meters aren’t enforced in 2020 is Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day .
  • Red Zone: Enforced
  • Blue Zone: Enforced (Handicap)
  • Metered Green Zone: Enforced (short term parking – usually 10 mins Monday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm)
  • Metered Yellow Curbs: Commercial loading & unloading parking zones are enforced, but there’s no tow-away (you can still get a ticket)
  • Metered White Zone: Passenger loading zones are enforced (5 minute limit), but only while the business (and some apartment buildings) is open. If the business that paid for the zone(usually the one right in front of the white zone) is closed, it’s free parking. (Beware: some businesses are 24 hours even though they may look closed. Our parking enforcement source recommends you find a security guard for the building and ask.)
  • 7 Day a Week + Nighttime Street Sweeping: Everyday street sweeping such as along Market Street is still enforced, even on holidays.

Source: SFMTA Holiday Enforcement,  SFMTA Color Curb Program Details

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