Parking enforcement returns to Jersey City

As more residents wear gloves and masks to adhere to state emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, more litter has filled city streets causing unsanitary conditions.

On Monday, May 4, Jersey City will re-institute parking enforcement and street sweeping citywide to maintain a clean and healthy environment for residents, according to the city’s website.

On May 4, the city will begin to enforce meters, zone permits, and driveway painting as well as alternate side of the street parking.

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected 5,144 residents as of April 28,  the city has enforced safety violations such as blocked hydrants, blocked corners, blocked driveways, and blocked handicapped parking.

This comes after the city’s street sweepers began a new street-cleaning schedule on April 27,  sweeping only main streets after the city received an increase in complaints regarding unsanitary conditions with discarded surgical gloves and masks being the biggest grievance.

Drivers can access all parking information in real time on the Parking Division’s Twitter page (@JCParking) and through its website at

During the state of emergency, the city partnered with the school district to provide public parking at 34 school lots throughout the city.

There are approximately 1,420 spaces. Many continue to work from home during the ongoing state of emergency.

For a full map of school parking lots open to the public go to