Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer has directed City of San Diego staff to delay full enforcement of parking regulations until Sept. 1. The City will continue limited enforcement until then.
Parking enforcement has been limited to holiday or Sunday regulations in the City of San Diego since March 16. During that time, the City has suspended citations for vehicles violating street sweeping parking restrictions, metered parking, time limits and yellow commercial zones. Citations have continued to be issued for vehicles parked illegally at red, white and blue painted curbs.
Prior to March, the City typically processed an average of 42,000 parking citations per month. In the month of April, the City issued 1,704 parking citations for violations of the holiday or Sunday regulations.
While restarting parking enforcement is seen as one small step toward restoring San Diego’s economy by allowing for increased turnover of customers in business districts, many residents are still working from home or dealing with job losses due to COVID-19. Extending the limited enforcement of parking regulations will provide additional relief to those residents.
Other jurisdictions in San Diego County have continued to enforce metered parking, so drivers are encouraged to review posted signage when looking for a parking space. To learn more about parking rules in the City of San Diego, and to pay or appeal a citation online, visit sandiego.gov/parking.
Street sweeping has continued throughout the public health emergency. During the limited enforcement period until Sept. 1, citations with corresponding fines will not be issued to vehicles parked in street sweeping zones. View an interactive map and street sweeping schedules by visiting tinyurl.com/ycwn5cjp.
“We know many San Diegans are facing financial hardship during this difficult time, and the last thing we want to do is add another burden like having to pay for a parking ticket,” Faulconer said. “Delaying full parking enforcement is simply the right thing to do as we work together as a community to recover and rebound from this deadly pandemic.”