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Parking Enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day):
The following parking regulations will not be enforced anywhere in the city: parking meters, seven-day street sweeping, residential parking permits, Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping, and commuter towaway.

Friday, Nov. 27 (Black Friday):
Enforced citywide – 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 citywide.

Residential parking permits and Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping and commuter towaway will not 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

Vehicles creating a hazard and/or an unsafe condition (i.e. double parking, blocking a bike lane, blocking driveways, blocking crosswalks, fire hydrants, etc.) are subject to receiving citations and can possibly be towed.

Note: Parking meters in the city are enforced Monday through Saturday with an exception of the following areas where parking meters are enforced seven days per week throughout the year except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day:

  • Parking meters in the Fisherman’s Wharf area
  • On and near The Embarcadero roadway
  • In the Special Event Area around AT&T Park
  • Five metered off-street parking facilities listed below:
    • 8th Avenue at Clement Street
    • 9th Avenue at Clement Street
    • Geary Boulevard at 21st Avenue
    • 18th Avenue at Geary Boulevard
    • Pierce Street Garage (between Lombard and Chestnut streets

Even parking tickets get a day off now and then. Parking Enforcement follows the City and County of San Francisco Holiday Calendar.

Upcoming Holiday Street Parking Enforcement Changes

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26, 2020

The following parking regulations will not be enforced anywhere in the city:

  • Parking meters
  • Seven-day street sweeping
  • Residential parking permits
  • Monday-Friday daytime street sweeping
  • Commuter towaway
Safety Violations (No Stopping, No Parking, Red Zones, Blue Zones): Enforced

Day After Thanksgiving – Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Parking Meters (all meters including color capped): Enforced
  • Nighttime Street Sweeping (Street Cleaning): Enforced
  • White Zones: Enforced
  • Safety Violations (No Stopping, No Parking, Red Zones, Blue Zones): Enforced
  • Other SFMTA Parking Programs*: Not Enforced

Notes:

*Other SFMTA Parking Programs include:

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

Source: SFMTA Holiday Enforcement,  SFMTA Color Curb Program Details

Port of SF meters (see map) are enforced 7 days a week, 7 am to 11 pm typically with the following one-day parking holidays:

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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

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.


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*Park at your own risk of course: If you're not sure or want more clarification, contact SF parking enforcement
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