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Parking in Hoboken

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On-Street Parking Primer: Explanation of the basic street parking regulations, including permit and meter zones.

Permit, Garage, and Other Parking Options: Explanation of various products/services available to residents, businesses, and visitors to Hoboken.

Doing Business with HPU: List of all products/services offered by HPU, fees, documentation requirements, and how to get them.

Parking Frequently Asked Questions

On-Street Parking Primer

Parking in Hoboken is much easier if you know the rules and where to go. Most streets in Hoboken are designated on one side (the north or west side) as “Resident Permit Parking Only” with a green sign/white letters, and the other side (south or east side) as “Permit Parking Only” with a white sign and green letters.  The remaining streets are typically in commercial areas and designated as metered (time limit) parking. In all zones, street cleaning and temporary/emergency regulations supersede all other regulations. Parking in these zones is regulated as follows:

  • Resident Permit Parking Only Zone (green sign/white letters): Sides of streets with this sign posted require vehicles to display a Resident parking permit. In some instances, other permit types are provided exceptions to park on the “resident” side of the street, but these are few and far between. In most cases, the only vehicles parked on the green sign side of streets are resident neighbors. If you do not have a Resident parking permit, avoid the Resident Only permit parking (green sign) side of residential streets altogether unless you are absolutely sure you have rights to park there. Per City Code, all sides of streets in the city with this designation posted are considered one zone. Since parking conditions are so challenging for residents, HPU carefully enforces this zone with LPR (license plate recognition) technology; illegally parked vehicles are immediately summonsed and booted/towed.
  • Permit Parking Only Zone (white sign/green letters): Sides of streets with this sign posted require vehicles to display one of the various on-street parking permits made available by HPU, including the Resident parking permit. Without a permit, there is a four hour grace period per day on the “visitor” side of the street. Permit parking (white sign), or visitor sides of streets throughout the entire city are considered all one zone, so moving a car to another street with the same designation after 3 hours and 59 minutes means there is still only one minute left to park that day. Since parking conditions are so challenging for residents, HPU carefully enforces this zone with LPR (license plate recognition) technology; illegally parked vehicles are immediately summonsed and booted/towed.
  • Metered (Time Limit) Parking Zone: Sides of streets with “Pay Parking” or “Pay at Meter” signs are controlled by metered (time limit) parking regulations. In 2010 and 2011, Hoboken replaced 960+ traditional single-space coin-only parking meters on these streets with nearly 150 state-of-the-art multi-space parking meters (“pay stations”) to make parking in the metered parking zone more convenient and less confusing. Simply pay by quarter or credit/debit/smart card at the nearest pay station and display your receipt curbside on your dashboard. Pay stations create more parking per block and reduce the clutter on our sidewalks. Please note that there is a 2 hour metered parking maximum throughout the entire city during effective hours (typically 9am to 9pm, some exceptions exist so please confirm by reading the signs), so moving a car to another space or street with the same designation after 1 hour and 59 minutes means there is still only one minute left to park at a meter in Hoboken that day. For longer durations, please consider parking in one of our municipal parking garages. Overnight parking when meters are no longer in effect is free (9pm to 9am in most areas, confirm by reading the signs). More information about the time limit (metered parking) zone is available here.
  • Other parking regulations: In a dense city, there is a need to make space for various other uses or safety precautions. In addition to the requirements for parking zones described above, please be cognizant of state and local parking laws and signage respective to street cleaning, temporary/emergency access, crosswalks, stop signs, bus stops, fire hydrants, loading, handicapped, Corner Cars, and driveways.

Permit, Garage, and Other Parking Options

Below are the on-street permit and garage parking options for residents (and their guests and employees), businesses (and their employees and customers), and visitors to Hoboken.

Select one: Residents | Businesses | Visitors

Residents of Hoboken, their guests and employees/workers

On-Street parking options for residents

  • Standard Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents with a NJ license and registration showing their current Hoboken address (includes leased and company vehicles).
  • Temporary Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents who don’t have their current Hoboken address on their license and registration (includes rentals, repairs, temporary plates).
  • Driveway Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents and their visitors to park on-street immediately in front of a resident’s driveway.
  • Handicap Reserved Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents with limited mobility to park in a reserved on-street near their home.
  • Visitor Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents to provide their guests when parking on-street more than four hours.
  • Business Parking Permit: For Hoboken residents to provide their employees (nannies, health care staff, etc.) or workers (cleaning staff, contractors, etc.).
  • Pay Station Smart Cards: To pay for metered parking without coins or credit cards.
  • Temporary No Parking Signs: To reserve specific on-street spaces when you are moving, expecting large deliveries, contractor vehicles, etc.

Municipal garage/lot parking options for residents

  • Resident Monthly Standard: Discounted resident rate for 24/7 municipal garage parking.
  • Resident Monthly Limited: Discounted resident rate for municipal garage parking if you drive to work daily.
  • Resident Monthly Reserved: Discounted resident rate for a reserved space in a municipal garage.
  • Resident Monthly Senior: Discounted resident rate for senior residents parking in a municipal garage.
  • Vacation Spot: Discounted resident rate to park in a municipal garage when you are out of town.
  • Resident Overnight: Discounted resident 12 hour rate for parking from 8pm to 8am ($5/up to 12 hours).
  • Resident Emergency: Discounted resident daily (24 hour) rate when emergency events such as snow storms or flooding are announced ($5/up to 24 hours).

Businesses of Hoboken, their employees, and customers

On-Street parking options for businesses

  • Business Parking Permit: Discounted parking for Hoboken business owners/employees on-street and/or in municipal garages.
  • Pay Station Smart Cards: To pay for metered parking without coins or credit cards.
  • Temporary No Parking Signs: To reserve specific on-street spaces when you are moving, expecting large deliveries, contractor vehicles, etc.

Municipal garage parking options for businesses

Visitors to our city

On-street parking options for Hoboken visitors

  • Metered zones: Parking in commercial districts using our state-of-the-art multi-space meters
  • Pay Station Smart Cards: To pay for metered parking without coins or credit cards.  More… 
  • Permit Parking Only “Four-Hour” zones: Time limit parking on residential streets with a city-wide maximum limit of four hours
  • Visitor Parking Permit: for on-street parking beyond the four hour limit provided to you by a Hoboken resident

Municipal garage parking options for Hoboken visitors

Doing Business with HPU

The easiest way to do business with the Hoboken Parking Utility (HPU) is to create an account using HPUOnline and apply for available products online wherever and whenever you want.  HPUOnline was recently launched and makes a wide range of HPU products and services available to the Hoboken community without the hassle of coming in to City Hall. The following list summarizes the various products/services available from HPU, their fees and whether or not they are available using HPUOnline. If an item is not yet available with HPUOnline, or if you prefer to conduct your transaction in person, you are welcome to visit our offices on the Ground Floor of Hoboken City Hall at 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions at parking@hobokennj.gov or 201.653.1919.

Schedule of Fees

Product Standard Pricing Duration Documentation Requirements* Apply with HPUOnline?
Parking Permits
Resident On-Street Standard $15/$30/$90 Annual [RS or RC] AND [VS, VC, or VL] YES
Resident On-Street Temporary $1 Daily [RS, RC, or RT] AND [VS, VC, VL, or VN] YES
Resident On-Street Driveway N/A Annual [RS or RC] AND [VS, VC, or VL] NO
Resident On-Street Handicap Reserved $130/$5 Annual [RS or RC] AND [VS, VC, or VL] NO
Visitor On-Street Hang Tag (scratch off) $5 Daily [RS, RC, or RT] AND [VS, VC, VL, or VN] YES/pickup only
Visitor On-Street Multi-Day $5 Daily [RS, RC, or RT] AND [VS, VC, VL, or VN] YES
Visitor On-Street Senior/Disabled N/A Annual [RE] NO
Business On-Street $50/$100/$200 1 Month/3 Months/1 Year [NB, ND, or NE] AND [VN] YES
Garage Parking Products**
Vacation Spot $5 Daily [RS, RC, or RT] AND [VS, VC, VL, or VN] YES
Merchant Coupons $5 12 Hours [NB, ND, or NE] NO
Park-and-Shop Tickets 1/2 Face Value Varies [NB or ND] NO
Other Products
Temporary No-Parking Signs $10/$15/$30/$40 4/8/12/24 Hours None YES
Park Smart Cards Varies N/A None NO
Shuttle Bus Passes (coming soon) $1/$30/$300 Day/Month/Year None NO
*Code definitions for documentation requirements are provided below
**Monthly garage parking options and rates are provided in a separate table here.

Documentation Requirements

RS: When a Hoboken resident has a NJ driver’s license with a Hoboken address on his/her license and does not have an address change decal affixed to his/her license, the following document is required for proof of residence:
a. A valid New Jersey driver’s license with a legal Hoboken address (front and back)*;
b. A current utility bill in the same name and Hoboken address as the applicant
RC: When a Hoboken resident has a NJ driver’s license with an address change decal affixed to his/her license showing his/her current Hoboken address, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid New Jersey driver’s license with an address change decal showing a legal Hoboken address (front and back);
b. Proof of current vehicle insurance for vehicle in same name and Hoboken address as the applicant;
c. A current lease in the same name and Hoboken address as the applicant;
d. A current utility bill in the same name and Hoboken address as the applicant (Utility Bill 1);
e. A current utility bill in the same name and Hoboken address as the applicant (Utility Bill 2)
RT: When a Hoboken resident does not have a Hoboken address on a New Jersey license, a minimum of three (3) of the following documents is required:
a. A valid deed for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
b. A current, original lease or rental agreement for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
c. A current utility bill or receipt for establishing service for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
d. A current tax bill for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
e. A current telephone bill for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
f. A checking or savings account statement within the past sixty days for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
g. First class mail received from any federal, state, or local government agency within the past six months for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
h. An official, certified letter from a Dean of Students attesting to residence at a legal off-campus residential Hoboken address;
i. An official academic course schedule for the current semester from a Hoboken academic local institution in the name of the individual seeking a permit;
j. Under rare, extenuating circumstances, other appropriate documentation sufficient for establishing residency of an individual may be permitted (upon approval of the Director of the Parking Utility)
RE: When a senior/disabled Hoboken resident is seeking an annual Visitor parking permit for their guests, the following document is required:
a. Proof of residency (Any state or federal issued document with your current Hoboken address issued in the last 90 days)
b. Proof of age and/or state disability (Birth Certificate, Social Security Check, Medicare Card, State of New Jersey declaration of disability, transit disability documentation, etc.)
NS: When an individual wishes to park a vehicle in a Hoboken parking facility at the non-resident rate, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid driver’s license (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
c. A valid vehicle registration (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
NB: When a business owner of a Hoboken-based business wishes to park a vehicle on-street or at a discount in a Hoboken parking facility, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid driver’s license in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
c. A valid vehicle registration in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
d. Business license or State/Federal tax forms (i.e. NJ REG) with Hoboken address and applicant names as owner
e. Notarized letter verifying that the business has no off-street parking obligations via zoning and/or developer agreement
ND: When an authorized designee of a Hoboken-based business wishes to park a vehicle on-street or at a discount in a Hoboken parking facility, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid driver’s license in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
c. A valid vehicle registration in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
d. Business license or State/Federal tax forms (i.e. NJ REG) with Hoboken address and applicant names as owner
e. Notarized letter verifying that the business has no off-street parking obligations via zoning and/or developer agreement
f. Notarized letter authorizing an individual as a responsible officer of the business
NE: When an employee of a Hoboken-based business wishes to park a vehicle on-street or at a discount in a Hoboken parking facility, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid driver’s license in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
c. A valid vehicle registration in the name of the applicant (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
d. A current pay stub in the name of the business payable to the applicant
NH: When an employee of Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) wishes to park a vehicle in a Hoboken parking facility at the HUMC rate, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid driver’s license is required (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
c. A valid vehicle registration (any address, any state) (Both Sides)
d. Proof of employment at HUMC (standard letter provided by HUMC administration for express purpose)
VS: When vehicle is owned and registered locally by applicant, the following document is required:
a. A valid NJ registration with same name and Hoboken address as applicant’s driver’s license (Both Sides)
VC: When vehicle is a company car, all of the following documents are required:
a. A notarized letter from the fleet manager
b. A current pay stub with the company’s name and the name of the applicant
c. A valid vehicle registration in a company’s name (Both Sides)
VL: When vehicle is a leased car, all of the following documents are required:
a. A valid NJ vehicle registration in a leasing company’s name (Both Sides)
b. Proof of insurance with the same name as the applicant
VN: When vehicle is not owned, registered locally, leased, or issued as a company car to applicant, all of the following documents are required:
a. Proof of insurance for same vehicle with applicant as named insured on policy
b. A valid vehicle registration (any address, any state) (Both Sides)

 

*Note: During Renewal of a Resident On-Street Parking Permit, individuals whose current residence cannot be automatically verified may be asked to provide additional documentation to confirm their residence status.