Luis Garcia

Parking Time Limits Apply During Free Times on Holidays and Sundays

Luis Garcia, Code Enforcement and Parking Services Director, No Phone Number Available

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 2:43 p.m.

Parking Time Limits Apply During Free Times on Holidays and Sundays

The City of Spokane does not require parking payment on most holidays, so if someone parks in a two-hour zone, two free hours are granted. If the vehicle is in a four-hour zone, four free hours are granted; and parking is free all day in the all-day zones.

However, time limits still apply during holidays. Therefore, vehicles should be moved to another block face before the applicable time limit is up or receiving a ticket is a possibility. When vehicles are moved, the time limit for free parking starts over.

There are other reasons adhering to the time limit important. The turnover of vehicles according to the posted time limits ensures there are spaces available for more users of the parking system. This is critical for economic vitality of businesses within the metered boundary. Further, the turnover makes driving in the downtown safer as the circling for open parking adds to congestion and potential vehicular conflicts.

There are parking rule exceptions during holidays and Sundays. After 7 p.m., vehicles can stay beyond the time limit and are no longer required to pay for parking. Also, if people have disabled placards, they can park for four hours in two-hour spaces (just like regular days).

Time limits apply to commercial loading zones and 10-minute zones as well during holidays and Sundays.

All parking rules, including time limits, apply during the following free parking days:

  • Sundays
  • New Year's Day*
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth*
  • Independence Day (Fourth of July)*
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Veterans Day*
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day*

*If the above holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is an observed holiday.

For more information on parking in the City of Spokane, visit the web page, see parking definitions under Spokane Municipal Code, or email

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