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San Diego resuming parking rules enforcement in July

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Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 11:35:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The City of San Diego is resuming its enforcement of all parking regulations next month.

A two-week grace period begins Wednesday. July 1, with those who violate San Diego parking rules receiving written warnings. Starting Wednesday, July 15, citations with fines will be issued.

City officials said resumption of parking enforcement is “identified as one small step toward restoring San Diego’s economy.”

“We know many residents are looking forward to visiting their favorite restaurants, breweries, cafes, shops and stores, and restarting our local economy. As the City begins to take careful and measured steps to reopen, we need to make sure parking enforcement, especially in our business districts, allows for a healthy flow of customers, ensures accessibility and reinvests back into our communities,” said San Diego’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer Erik Caldwell.

Chris Clark, with San Diego’s Small Business Alliance, added, "Like all San Diegans, local business owners have shouldered the burden of our unprecedented situation the past few months. Now, we are finally starting to sense a return to business and life as usual. While free parking is convenient, parking meters help incentivize turnover at prime parking spaces in business districts. This keeps commerce flowing efficiently and supports local restaurants, shops and services."

On March 16, the city suspended citations for vehicles violating street sweeping, metered parking, time limits and yellow commercial zones due to state and San Diego County stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regarding street sweeping, city officials said courtesy notices will be given to residents to remind them of a return to regular service. Click here for more information on the city’s street sweeping schedule and map.

Information on city parking rules or how to pay citations online can be found at