From newly renovated streets to old cobbled stone paths, there are plenty of metered parking spaces to be found along the downtown Albany’s streets.
Street parking within the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District boundaries is free after 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and major national holidays. View District boundaries here.
Single Space Meters
Street parking in downtown Albany is managed by the Albany Parking Authority 518.434.8886. Single space meters accept card payments and quarters, dimes, nickels, and $1 coins. Generally, these meters allow parking for 1 to 10 hours with the most common duration being 2 hours. Make sure to look for the signs (posted every block), advising of the parking time limit for meters.
Using an Albany Parking Authority Multi-Space Meter parkers can simply enter their license plate when they pay for their parking session, instead of walking back to the vehicle to display their parking receipt their dashboard. Coin, card payments, and payment via the ParkAlbany app are accepted.