The goal of the West New York Parking Authority is to serve our citizens and visitors to the best of our ability. Please read the information on this page to familiarize yourself with our rules and regulations for parking.
To dispute a ticket please contact:
West New York Municipal Court
428 60th Street, West New York, NJ 07093
Tel: (201) 295-5195
Here you'll find information on tickets and towing, street parking and parking meters, permit parking and illegal parking and enforcement.
Illegal parking is not just a nuisance - it's a hazard as well. By discouraging illegal parking, parking enforcement enables buses to turn corners easily, keeps lanes clear so traffic moves smoothly in and out of the city, and helps you get to work or perhaps even do your shopping faster!
You help make valuable parking spaces available to you when you need them. And when loading zones are kept clear and used appropriately, supplies and deliveries can arrive more quickly and efficiently - saving time and money and reducing congestion.
The WNYPA is responsible for the majority of parking enforcement in WNYPA. Enforcement discourages illegal parking and promotes the free flow of traffic throughout the city. Enforcement maintains pedestrian safety, increases turnover of short-term parking spaces and keeps loading zones clear for delivery.
Please be assured that the WNYPA takes no pleasure in issuing parking tickets, but it is a serious matter and a responsibility the WNYPA is committed to carry out.
Parking at meters and time-limit areas is designed and regulated to promote turnover for commercial and retail use. If someone parks in a space all day, it is not available for other users - and this hurts local businesses who rely on having some amount of street parking available.
The following general provisions of law apply whether or not there are signs or curb markings present:
Prohibited parking areas are noted by signs. The city does not place a sign directly in front of each space where parking is prohibited. The signs are clearly posted in parking lots and at regular intervals on city streets. Some curbs are painted yellow to emphasize the areas where there is no parking. Parking in residential areas is frequently prohibited on one side of the street. There may also be signs that prohibit parking recreational and over-sized vehicles.
Parking is prohibited on any portion of city right-of-way (the city owned area between the road and private property and the area between the sidewalk and the street – including driveways or paved areas.)
Vehicles parked in areas posted with signs indicating "Tow Away Zone" may be towed and impounded at the expense of the owner. If your vehicle has been towed contact the WNY Police Department, 428 60th street, West New York, NJ 07093 Phone: (201)295-5020, Fax (201)864-1604
No Parking Anytime
These signs prohibit drivers from parking under any circumstances. They are most frequently placed on streets where stopping can cause serious traffic congestion and safety concerns.
These signs only permit vehicles with commercial tags or a valid WNYPA Loading Zone Pass to stop and load or unload cargo. They may remain for the specified permit time allotment. Passenger vehicles are prohibited from parking in these zones because they force vehicles with cargo to double park or park in prohibited areas.
Over 12" From Curb
Vehicles parked more than 12 inches away from the side of the curb are in violation.
Head-In-Only (Rear to Meter) Parking
All WNYPA parking lots are head-in-only parking.
You may not park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant. Blocking a fire hydrant can prevent fire equipment from reaching the hydrant.
Meter rates and time limits are set to encourage turnover because parking spaces are limited in congested areas. Time limits are designed to regulate each space in accordance with the needs of the area.
No vehicle may be parked continuously at one location on any public Meters for more than 24 hours.
Do not ignore the time limit on the meter. Even if you put money into the meter, if you remain at a meter beyond the time limit you can receive a ticket for meter feeding.
No vehicle may be parked continuously at one location on any public Meters for more than 24 hours.
Red Bag Meters
NO PARKING - No parking by anyone is allowed in the spot at any time for any reason. The red bag is used most often for events and city use.
Public and Private Driveways
You may not block any part of a driveway. Vehicles may need the full width of the driveway to get to and from the street.
You may not park within 25 feet of any corner crosswalk because you will interfere with motorist and pedestrian visibility. Blocking a corner can prevent easy turning by moving vehicles, particularly buses and trucks.
Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Don't force pedestrians to use the street by parking any vehicle on the sidewalk.
Residential Permit Parking
The residential permit parking decal is only applicable in the specific ward designated on the decal. The decal also exempts the motorist from the 2-hour time limit parking restrictions in certain areas. All other parking regulations are enforced.
Alternate Side Parking
Alternate side parking regulations require motorists to remove their vehicle from one side of the street during a particular time period in order for the street sweeper to clean the curbline. Alternate side parking regulations are in effect .You can call the WNYPA to confirm specific start and end dates.
Temporary No Parking Zones
Temporary No Parking Zones are established to restrict regular parking and provide curb space for purposes such as construction activity (which may require a permit) moving vans, or to clear a street for special events like a parade. The restricted area is not intended to be used for parking of personal vehicles and is regulated by the West New York Parking Authority. Any valid on-street parking space, whether paid or unpaid, may be considered for use as a Temporary No Parking Zone.
In the areas that Temporary NO Parking Zones has been established, the devices used to reserve the spaces, varies depending on the location of the spaces reserved. Color Bags with No Parking Printed on them, Signs or Barricades, and equivalent may be used to reserve the spaces.
Parkmobile is a new payment system for street meters in the town of West New York. This system will allow users to pay for their metered parking from their cell phone or smartphone via a website or mobile app. Users simply have to create an account on ParkMobile.com and download and sign into the app to get up and running. This system will be up and running in the coming months and will make paying for meters much easier.
Winter and Snow Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the Public Parking during conditions which may cause the Town of WNY roads to become hazardous to automobile and pedestrian travel and to ensure adequate space and access to parking lots and meter streets.
Meters: A device that is placed in public streets, lots, garage, that registers the amount of time purchased for the parking of a motor vehicle, at the expiration of which the driver is liable for a fine.
Parking Lots: Parking facilities include indoor and outdoor private property; open to the public with multiple meters that are laid out for such use as to pay for parking.
Policy requires that all vehicle owners and vehicle holders to understand The Enforcement Area is but not limited to the following areas. All the WNY parking lots (51st, 54th, 55t , 59th, 62nd, 63rd, 66th, 67th) All main (Bergenline, Park Ave., Kennedy Blvd., Blvd. East) and all side meter streets.
Permit parking will be in enforced unless told otherwise stated by the parking authority after any snow, or winter weather. It is the responsibility of the resident to clean off their vehicle and ensure their parking permit is visible. Parking Enforcement Officers are NOT authorized to remove snow from any vehicle. If the permit is not visible, the vehicle WILL be ticketed for a Permit Parking Violation.
City Ordinance restricts any vehicle from remaining in the same space on any street for a period exceeding 48 hours. This violation will be strictly enforced on all streets, parking lots, 48 hours after the snow emergency has been lifted. Failure to comply will result in the ticketing and potential towing of the vehicle
NJSA Pursuant to NJ Statutes Annotated
- 39:4-127.1 Failure to stop at railroad crossing
- 39:4-127.2 Failure to stop for gate at approaches to movable span bridge
- 39:4-135 Improper parking
- 39:4-136 Parking on highway
- 39:4-137 Allowing a vehicle to stand on highway unattended while motor running and without setting brakes
- 39:4-138(a) Improper parking within intersection
- 39:4-138(b) Improper parking on a crosswalk
- 39:4-138(c) Improper parking in safety bus zone
- 39:4-138(d) Improper parking in front of driveway
- 39:4-138(e) Improper parking within 25 ft. of crosswalk
- 39:4-138(f) Improper parking on a sidewalk
- 39:4-138(g) Improper parking in a no parking area established by State Highway Department
- 39:4-138(h) Improper parking within 50 feet of stop sign
- 39:4-138(i) Improper parking within 10 feet of fire hydrant
- 39:4-138(j) Improper parking within 50 feet of railroad
- 39:4-138(k) Improper parking within 20 feet of driveway entrance to fire station or 75 feet on opposite side of street (when properly signposted)
- 39:4-138(1) Improper parking alongside or opposite street excavation or obstruction, causing traffic obstruction (when properly signposted)
- 39:4-138(m) Double parking
- 39:4-138(n) Improper parking on a bridge, elevated structure, underpass or immediate approaches (except where space for parking is provided)
- 39:4-139 Loading or unloading for unreasonable period of time
- 39:4-144 Failure to obey stop or yield right-of way signs
- 39:4-144 Safe Corridor. Construction Zone or 65 MPH area - Failure to obey stop or yield right-of-way signs
- 39:4-145 Failure to yield to vehicle entering stop or yield intersection after stopping
- 39:4-207.9 Failure to remove snow from handicapped parking space