Mayor Walsh Suspends Parking Meter Enforcement for 30 Days

Syracuse, N.Y. – Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the suspension of parking meter enforcement in the City of Syracuse effective immediately for 30 days through April 19, 2020. All other parking regulations, such as alternate side, handicapped, restricted zones, and no parking, remain in place and will be enforced in order to ensure public safety.

“After hearing from constituents and consulting with Common Council leadership, I concluded that in the current environment, parking meter enforcement is not a high priority,” said Mayor Walsh. “Eliminating meter fees will also make it easier for employees of essential businesses to park during their shifts and for carry out food establishments to function.”

Parking in the Washington Street garage near the corner of Franklin Street in downtown Syracuse will be free of charge for City residents through April 19. Garage and surface lot fees remain in place at all other City parking facilities.

The City also announced the following modifications in parking policies:

  • Boot program for unpaid parking fines will be suspended for 30 days.
  • Parking ticket payment plans will receive a one month no cost extension. If a payment due is not received in the next 30 days, no penalty will be assessed. The plan will automatically be extended by one month.