Don't Forget To Feed The Parking Meter On Easter Sunday

Don’t forget to feed the parking meter if you’re out and about on Easter Sunday.

The SFMTA doesn’t enforce parking meters on holidays New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. There used to be more holidays on which drivers had amnesty — the MTA started enforcing meters on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day. The result: an additional $1.5 million ($660,000 from parking meters, $820,000 from parking tickets).

The program was such a hit, the MTA then added Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day and the day after Thanksgiving to the no-longer-free-meter list, bringing in $2.9 million the first year of enforcement ($1.2 million in parking meters, $1.7 million in tickets).

With the advent of metered parking on Sundays as of January 27, the question was raised: Will parking meters now be enforced on Easter Sunday?

Though Easter doesn’t make the MTA”s list of holidays, SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose confirms to The Appeal that “we are, in fact, enforcing the meters on [Easter] Sunday from 12-6.”

More information on the MTA’s Sunday parking meter enforcement plan can be found here.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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