A Guide to Parking in Hoboken During a Snowstorm

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Parking in Hoboken on a regular day is stressful — from circling the block a dozen times for a spot, to giving up and parking illegally {and praying to the parking gods that you don’t get a ticket…but you do}, needless to say, it isn’t easy.

So, imagine that everyday struggle with SNOW — stress 101. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to make parking a teeny bit easier when there’s snow in the forecast. From where {and when} to put your car in a garage, to how to find out if street cleaning is suspended, keep reading for some helpful tips to avoid ruining your snowday with a ticket or tow. Here’s your guide to parking in Hoboken during a snowstorm.

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If You Plan on Parking in a Garage — Do NOT Wait

Parking garages in town usually give discounted rates for residents {read: residents only!} wanting to get their cars off the streets for snowstorms {read: to skip out on having to bury a car out of the snow}. The only catch is — get there early. The garages usually fill up fast and if you want a spot, you should definitely plan ahead.

Hoboken Municipal Parking Garages:

Garage “B” — 28 2nd Street
Garage “D” — 215 Hudson Street
Garage “G” — 315 Hudson Street
Midtown — 371 4th Street
Garden Street — 916 Garden Street

Check Twitter for Updates on Street Cleaning Suspension

The City of Hoboken’s twitter account almost always gives updates on street cleaning and whether it’s suspended or not. Never assume it’s suspended just because the weather is bad — the street cleaner is still in effect during times you might think it isn’t, {like heavy rain} so make sure to confirm before leaving your car in a street cleaning spot. Check out the street cleaning schedule here if you aren’t sure.

Do NOT Park Illegally

While you might think, “my car is buried in snow, the yellow + red lines aren’t visible, I won’t get a ticket”, — think again. The parking authority will still ticket you if you are in an illegal spot {yellow lines, red lines} regardless if they can see the lines or not this is from first-hand experience…womp. The rules can be tricky, but check out the City of Hoboken’s guide on how to avoid getting a ticket.

READ: Hoboken Street Parking Explained {Literally Send This to Everyone Who Wants to Visit You}

Do NOT Park on an Emergency Snow Route or in a Fire Hydrant Spot

There are various streets in Hoboken that are dedicated emergency snow routes for police, fire, and ambulances to move around town safely in the event of a big storm. On those streets, there are red signs that read “No Parking When Road is Snow Covered.” If there is a big snow storm coming, there are usually many reminders from the city {robo calls, tweets, and police officers driving around reminding residents on their speakers, Nixle alerts}, but you should make this a habit. Your car will be towed if you are parked in an emergency snow route and a snow emergency has been declared.

Dedicated snow routes {this means you can NOT park here if the ground is snow covered}:

Washington Street — Both Sides
Observer Highway — Henderson Street to Hudson Street Both Sides
Willow Avenue West Side — Observer Hwy to 11th Street
3rd Street North Side — Jackson Street to River Street
4th Street South Side — River Street to Jackson Street
5th Street South Side — Clinton Street to River Terrace
9th Street North Side –—Jackson Street to River Terrace
13th Street North Side — Washington Street to Willow Avenue
17th Street — Both Sides

As always, do not park in a fire hydrant spot. Just like emergency snow routes, this is extremely important for the safety of residents in case of emergencies. And again, your car will be towed if parked there.


Hopefully you {and your car} are now ready to conquer Snowboken.

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Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.