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Princeton Municipal Court
400 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Hours of operation Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Parking at Meters
There are several options for employee parking in the downtown, including:
- 10-hour and 12-hour on-street meters are available throughout the downtown. Consult the Downtown Parking Map to see locations.
- The Spring Street Municipal Parking Garage is open 7days a week, 24 hours a day and has similar rates as downtown meters.
- Maclean Street Yard offers a 12-hour Business Parking Permit based on availability (See Permits Section)
- Many employers offer parking for their employees at their individual locations and through arrangements with privately owned parking garages.
On Weekends only:
- Borough Hall parking lot can be used for employee parking on weekends.
Princeton University allows Lot 10 and Lot 10A on William Street to be used by visitors and employees on the weekend during the hours of 6AM to Midnight.
Meters in most of Princeton Borough are enforced Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
Some long-term lots are from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm, others from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm
The meters in front of WaWa are enforced from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm everyday including Sunday
Enforcement hours are posted on signs in every metered area, and are printed on every meter
Time Limits are posted on signs and on each meter
When the time limit expires, you must move your vehicle
It is illegal to put more money in the meter once the time limit has been reached
The purpose of time limits is to ensure that parking spaces regularly become available for customers of area business and visitors
Time limits are short in the Central Business District and longer as you move further away
Parking meters are enforced in the Borough for Princeton on Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM, with the following exceptions:
- In the Central Business District *, Monday through Saturday, 8 AM to 8 PM, Sunday 1 PM to 8 PM.
- Long-term parking lots vary, and enforced from 8 AM to 6 PM or from 6 AM to 6 PM
- The meters in front of WAWA are enforced from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday through Sunday
* Central Business District generally bounded by Nassau St., Chambers St, Paul Robeson Pl. & VanDeventer Ave.
Time limits and hours of enforcement for parking meters are posted on signs in every metered area, as well as on each parking meter. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map parking meter time periods.
All meters will accept Smart Cards, U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters. It is illegal to put anything other than these coins in a meter, or to tamper with a meter in any way.
Rates vary per location, and are generally lower outside of the Central Business District.
THE RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS
||Rate per Hour
|up to 30 minutes
|30 to 60 minutes
||$1.25 per hour (OR) .$1.00 per hour (OR) ..75 per hour
||$1.00 per hour
||$1.00 first 2 hours and .60 for each subsequent hour (OR) .75 first 2 hours and .40 for each subsequent hour (OR) .40 per hour
||.30 per hour
||.30 per hour
Municipal Parking Garage at Spring Street
PAY-ON-FOOT QUICK PAY STATIONS
Payment for parking should be made PRIOR to returning to your car by utilizing one of the Pay-On-Foot Quick Pay Stations located on the lower level of the parking garage by all main entrances. Payment can be made by cash, credit, or Smart Card.
|Monday - Sunday 9 AM to 9 PM:
|Under 30 minutes
|30 to 60 minutes
|5th and 6th hours
7th and subsequent hours $2.00
24 hours $23.00
|Monday to Sunday 9 PM to 9 AM
|Each Hour / or any portion
|PRIVATE PARKING GARAGES at
CHAMBERS STREET AND HULFISH STREET
|Rates and info on parking programs are posted at the parking garage entrance
Park at a different meter if possible
Note the identification number on the meter housing, for example GCY23
Take note of what happened or did not happen when you put coins in the meter. What kind of coin did you use? How much time did you receive for each coin?
Call the Police at 924-4141 to report the meter malfunction
We will have someone repair the meter as soon as possible
On-Street Parking in Non-Metered Areas
Parking is permitted on many residential streets
Time limits and restrictions are posted on signs in each area
You must leave the parking space when the time limit has been reached
Parking is permitted in loading zones after enforcement hours
Parking in Garages
There are two privately owned parking garages in the Palmer Square area
Construction of a municipal parking garage is complete. The garage opened May 7, 2004.
The garage added more than 500 parking spaces to the center of town and is the first phase of the redevelopment of the Spring / Tulane area, which will include apartments, retail and an open plaza
It is illegal to park on any street for more than one hour between 2 am until 6 am
Overnight parking in lots is by permit only
Parking is available in the garages 24 hours a day
Parking Permits & Meter Bags
Various permits for residents and visitors are available through the Borough Clerk’s office
Click here for Parking Permits
There are certain situations for which a locking meter bag can be issued by the Engineering Department (Effective April 1, 2004) (for example, special equipment that must be located in close proximity to a construction site or for special events)
Special Events Parking Links
Princeton Theological Seminary
Westminster Choir College
New Jersey Transit (Trains and Buses)
Suburban Transit (Busses North to New York City)
Princeton Airporter (Shuttle to Newark and JFK Airports)
Taxi Stand (609) 924-1222