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

The basics is that on Thanksgiving Thursday, meters are not enforced (but they will be enforced on Friday)

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 25, 2021

Parking meters (all meters including color capped), white zones, nightly street sweeping (street cleaning) will not be enforced.

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

Day After Thanksgiving – Friday, November 26, 2021

 Some 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

Please note on Friday, Parking meters will be enforced (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.

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

SFMTA Street Parking Enforcement Calendar

2021 Enforcement Schedule
Date Holiday Parking Meters Nightly Street Sweeping Other SFMTA Parking Programs
1/1/2021 New Year’s Day Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
1/18/2021 Martin Luther King Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
2/15/2021 Presidents’ Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
5/31/2021 Memorial Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
7/5/2021 Independence Day (Observed) Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
9/6/2021 Labor Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
10/11/2021 Indigenous Peoples Day, Italian American Heritage Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
11/11/2021 Veterans Day Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
11/25/2021 Thanksgiving Day Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
11/26/2021 Day After Thanksgiving Enforced Enforced Not Enforced
12/25/2021 Christmas Day Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
1/1/2022 New Year’s Day Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced

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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