Christmas Holiday Parking Rules


The Night Before Christmas: as usual.  Everything is enforced on Christmas Eve. 

Christmas Day 2012
What will not be enforced on Christmas Day:
•    Commuter Tow-Away (ex. No Parking 3 pm - 7 pm Commuter Lane)
•    Residential Permit Areas
•    M-F Daytime Street Sweeping (ex. Street Sweeping Thursday 8-10 am)
•    Daytime 7-Day Street Sweeping*
•    SF Parking Meters and Port Authority Meters

What will be enforced on Christmas Day:   
•    Night-time 7-Day Street Sweeping such as on Market Street*
•    Non-Residential 1 Hour and 2 Hour Zones
•    White Zones, Green Zones, Yellow Zones, Blue Zones, Red Zones

The Day After Christmas

The day after Christmas (otherwise known as Wednesday) may feel like a holiday and you may be out visiting friends, or you may be out looking for holiday deals, but remember, it is not a holiday. It will be just like any other Monday in the eyes of the parking police. The usual $250,000 worth of parking tickets will be issued, and 300 cars will be towed. So remember to take a breath, look up and down the street for 100 feet for any enforceable sign, and enjoy your holiday.
*SFMTA gives conflicting info about this. They say that 7-Day Street Sweeping will not be enforced, and they also say that it will be enforced if it is at "nighttime, such as on Market Street".  What if it is at 12:01 am or between 2 am and 4 am, as when most "nighttime" street sweeping happens? Is that "nighttime"? It's technically morning. Maybe they mean if it's dark? I think there is plenty of room for contesting this ticket if you know anybody who gets one. SF parking enforcement is beginning to sound like T.e.g.w.a.r (the exciting game without any rules).

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