Hoboken Street cleaning signs are on each side of every single street. They are fairly simple to spot, yet many people forget to look for them. Furthermore, many people forget to adhere to them…
These signs let you know when Hoboken street cleaning will be performed on this side of the street. Your car must NOT be parked in this zone during the time shown on the sign. Using the picture shown below as an example, parking is prohibited on this side of the street between the hours of 2pm and 3pm on Tuesdays. Most streets are cleaned once a week while others (Washington Street) are cleaned every weekday.
Keep in mind that it does not matter what kind of parking permit you may have. This rule applies to everyone parked on the street and no one is above it. I have a fond memory of getting a boot on my car and thus not being able to move it for street cleaning. Trust me when I say that watching a parking enforcer write you a street cleaning ticket while you are already trying to take off the boot they just gave you will bring you to a dark place that will make you question your morals.
Simply put, there is no sympathy when enforcing this rule, so be sure to abide by it.
To help monitor street cleaning, the Hoboken Parking Helper app has a map that shows all of the Hoboken street cleaning areas for each day of the week. It also has a timer to remind you to move your car. Use this tool and street parking will no longer be a hassle.
Note: There is no Hoboken street cleaning during the weekends, government holidays, and sometimes during severe weather.
Pro Tip for residents: If you don’t use your car too often, try to find parking in an area that has the furthest street cleaning time from the time that you parked. For example, if you are parking your car on a Wednesday at 3pm, try to find parking in an area that has street cleaning on Wednesdays from 2pm – 3pm. This will allow you to keep your car there until the following Wednesday at 2pm, meaning an entire week of not worrying about your car.
Questions? Something to add? Email me directly at Dave@hobokenparkinghelper.com.