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Jersey City Parking Authority

394 Central Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Tel:  (201) 653-6969
Fax: (201) 653-7617

Mary F. Paretti, Chief Executive Officer

Like other Parking Authorities throughout the state, the Jersey City Parking Authority (JCPA) was created in 1949, pursuant to NJSA 40:11A-1, the “Parking Authority Law” which was passed by the state legislature in 1948.  The purpose of these authorities was to address what the state legislature at the time deemed a “crisis” affecting the quality of life and value of property in urban areas.

The responsibilities of the JCPA include:

Parking enforcement
Enforcement of Title 39 violations and Jersey City municipal ordinances including but not limited to ticketing and booting for street sweeping, parking meters, fire hydrants, bus stops, handicapped spaces, prohibited areas, commercial vehicles after 9 PM

Download application for a parking permit.

Movie detail
Post “No Parking” signs, relocate vehicles, other enforcement

Construction detail
Post “No Parking” signs, relocate vehicles, other enforcement

Scofflaws and abandoned vehicles

Participate in parades (scooters) and assist with enforcement

Assist OEM
During city emergencies such as snow removal and flooding

Installation and maintenance of parking meters, daily meter collections

Parking lots
Cleaning and maintenance of JCPA lots

Driveway and street painting
Verify valid curb cuts, paint "No Parking" on driveway; paint curbs in Tandem permit areas

Zone permits
Issuance and enforcement of zone permits

Tandem permits/Municipal Lot permits
Issuance and enforcement of Tandem permit parking and JCPA lot permits

Provide security at municipal courthouse parking lot.

Online Help Center Service Requests
Report an abandoned vehicle. 

Report illegal or improper parking.


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