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Sunday Parking Meters Still Free… For Now

Don’t freak out just yet… there’s a 3-week grace period for Sunday parking tickets.
By - posted 1/4/2013 No Comment

We’ve heard a lot about how beginning Sunday, January 6, 2013, all parking meters in San Francisco will operate on a seven-day-a-week basis – so that means your Sunday free ride is finally over.

But there’s still one silver lining. According to the SFMTA, for the first three Sundays of January, the city will issue reminders – not citations – on cars parked at expired meters.

Posted time limits still apply (and the jig is finally up on January 27th when they will start issuing tickets, but if you want to continue parking for free on Sundays you have a three week grace period.

Funcheap’s Sunday Meter Quick Tips | 2013
– Sunday “warnings” at parking meters begin Jan. 6
– Sunday tickets issued beginning Jan. 27 (Noon to 6pm)
– Port of SF Meters (Fisherman’s Wharf and along Embarcadero) are always ticketable.

>> Read more at the Sunday Parking Meter FAQ

Please note, park at your own risk of getting at ticket – we’ve done our best to gather the information for you based on press releases issued by the SFMTA and their website. To cover your butt (and ours) we recommend doing your own research first if you decide to park without paying during the grace period.

Reminder: Sunday Meter Operation to Start Jan. 6

Beginning Sunday, all parking meters will operate on a seven-day-a-week basis. Sunday meters will operate from noon to 6 p.m. throughout the city, except at Fisherman’s Wharf. Meters at Fisherman’s Wharf will continue to operate Monday to Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All meters will have at least four hour time limits on Sunday. Meters in the Port of San Francisco jurisdiction (along the waterfront and some side streets) will continue to operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday..

On Jan 6, 13 and 20, Parking Control Officers will issue reminders, not citations, on cars at expired meters. All meters will provide a pre-payment option for occasions that start in the morning and run into the afternoon. As part of the Sunday meter plan, the remaining one hour time limits in San Francisco that are operational Mondays through Saturdays will be converted to two hour limits throughout the city, making time limits more consistent throughout the city.