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Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

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Monday, September 2, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking for M-F street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.

All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules.

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

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 7-day street sweeping, like Market Street, will still be enforced)
  • Residential Permit Parking: Not enforced
  • Commuter Shuttle Towaway: Not enforced
  • General Parking Time Limits: Not enforced
  • Unmetered Yellow / White / 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 Labor DayLike 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)
  • Metered Yellow / White / Green Zones: Enforced: If it has a meter, beware. These spots may still be enforced. 
  • Nighttime & 7 Day a Week 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

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.

Event Details

Cost: FREE*
*Free parking for M-F street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Labor Day Weekend, San Francisco
Address: San Francisco, CA

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