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Juneteenth 2023 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

Thankfully on Juneteenth, the city of San Francisco is going to reward you with a ticket-free day of parking – sort of. 

Juneteenth – Monday, June 19, 2023

Parking meters (all meters including color capped), white zones, nightly street sweeping (street cleaning) and safety violations (no stopping, no parking, red and blue zones) will be enforced.

 Other SFMTA parking programs will not be enforced:

  • Residential Parking Permits (RPP) Zones
  • General Parking Time Limits
  • Weekday Daytime Street Sweeping (Street Cleaning)
  • Commuter Shuttle Towaway Zones
  • Unmetered Yellow and Green Zones

In the Mission Bay and China Basin areas, SFMTA parking rates change for special events and gamedays at Oracle Park and Chase Center.

DISCLAIMER – We’ve done our very best to try to interpret the parking rules, but this shouldn’t constitute any legal advice. We recommend reading the SFMTA’s holiday enforcement website and/or talking with an SFMTA parking enforcement officer should have any questions.

Labor Day Parking Rules Overview:

(i.e. Not Enforced) 

  • M-F Daytime Street Sweeping: Not enforced (Be aware that nightly street sweeping (Midnight to 6am) will still be enforced)
  • Residential Permit Parking: Not enforced
  • Commuter Shuttle Towaway: Not enforced
  • General Parking Time Limits: Not enforced
  • Unmetered Yellow / Green Zones: Not enforced

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


  • Street Parking Meters: Enforced city-wide – yes, even on JuneteenthLike 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 are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
  • Red Zone: Enforced
  • Blue Zone: Enforced (Handicap)
  • White Zones: Enforced (passenger loading/unloading)
  • Metered Yellow / Green Zones: Enforced: If it has a meter, beware. These spots may still be enforced. 
  • Nighttime (Mid to 6am) Street Sweeping: Night street sweeping is still enforced, even on holidays.

Source: SFMTA Holiday Enforcement,  SFMTA Color Curb Program Details

Port of SF meters (see map) are enforced 7 days a week  (7am to 11pm) with exception of New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – but check sfport.com for information as details can change each year.

*The parking enforcement officer we spoke with told us that Green/Yellow/White were still enforced – but the SFMTA website says that “unmetered” green/yellow/white are not enforced, but with no explanation as to what “unmetered” means.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free parking for M-F daytime street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.
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