Advisory: Mayor Sheehan Declares State of Emergency 

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced she has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Albany effective 6:00 AM. All City of Albany Buildings, including City Hall, will be closed to the public until at least 12:00 PM Thursday. A determination will be made prior to 12:00 PM Thursday on potential additional closures.


The City of Albany is continuing preparations for the anticipated winter storm expected to reach the Capital Region this evening (Wednesday, December 16).

Please be aware, beginning Friday evening, October 2nd at 6pm until Monday morning, October 5th at 8am that the Hudson Avenue entrance/exit of the Green-Hudson Garage will be closed due to roadwork and repaving being done to Hudson Avenue.

During this time, all parkers will need use the Green Street garage entrance/exit, which will be reopened to weekend traffic during the construction. Please be aware that road construction staff will be on site to direct traffic as needed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause.

Please be advised of the following road closures and parking restriction in Albany NY for 9/26/2020 – 9/28/2020

See the original announcement here. 


Saturday, September 26th at 6:00am – 9:00pm

Parking Restrictions:

Lincoln Park Road (Both Sides) from Eagle Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard for a special event.


Monday, September 28th at 7:00am – 4:00pm

Parking Restrictions:

West Van Vechten Street (Both Sides) just south of Garden Street.


Monday, September 28th at 7:00am – Tuesday, September 29th at 5:00pm

Parking Restrictions:

North Allen Street (West Side) from Bradford Street to Lincoln Avenue for road repairs.

North Allen Street (West Side) from Manning Boulevard to Washington Avenue for road repairs.





(518) 434-5100



City of Albany Announces Various Parking Rules and Regulations to be Reinstated in Conjunction with Phase Two Reopening During COVID-19 Outbreak


ALBANY, NY – As of Wednesday, June 3, the Capital Region entered Phase Two of the reopening process. As a result, City of Albany office buildings, car dealerships, hair salons and barbershops, and retail, rental, repair, and cleaning services have been approved to reopen. With Phase Two of reopening process underway, the City of Albany is also preparing for an increase in workers and visitors driving into the City and seeking parking, leading to the reinstatement of various parking regulations and metered parking to better facilitate the parking needs of those that live and operate businesses in Albany. Please see details below on where and when specific changes and regulations will be implemented.


Metered Parking:

Beginning Monday, June 8th at 8:00 a.m. metered parking will be reinstated in metered parking zones across the City of Albany. For a map of all metered parking areas in the City, please visit https://parkalbany.com/meters


To ensure continued compliance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the Albany Parking Authority strongly encourages the use of the ParkAlbany App to access and pay for metered parking. The ParkAlbany App is available for both iPhone and Android phones and can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play. To learn more please visit: https://app.parkalbany.com/


Additionally, the Albany Parking Authority will continue to wave the $0.05 service fee for all meter payments made through the ParkAlbany app until July 1, 2020.


Time-Limited Parking Regulations:

Beginning Monday June 8all time-limited parking regulations throughout the City of Albany will be reinstated as posted and will be enforced except for the timed regulations posted in Washington Park and Lincoln Park. Time-limit parking regulations will continue to be suspended for both Washington Park and Lincoln Park until the Capital Region is ready to move to Phase Three at which time these exceptions will be reevaluated.


Parking Garage Rates:

Beginning Monday June 15, the Albany Parking Authority’s Downtown garages will reinstate the standard $13.00 max daily parking rate at all three locations (Green-Hudson, Riverfront and Quackenbush). Parking Garage information and locations can be found by visiting https://parkalbany.com/garages


The Albany Parking Authority offers Monthly Garage Parking Passes for Downtown residents, commuters, and businesses in need of off-street parking. To learn more please visit: https://www.parkalbany.com/programs-and-promotions


Restaurant Pick-Up/Take-Out Parking Zones:

Short-term curbside pickup parking areas will remain in effect through July 15. Curbside pickup parking areas located in front of local eateries that continue to serve take-out were established in March to help protect both employees and customers and ensure the continued compliance of social distancing protocols for businesses in both metered and non-metered parking areas. There will continue to be no fees associated with this service during that time. 


Any local eatery offering take-out that would like to be included in the program should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 434-5105 to request the appropriate signage.


Central Avenue Business – Parking Lot Permits:

Beginning Monday June 8, the Central Avenue BID, in conjunction the Albany Parking Authority, will introduce a special parking lot permit program for Central Avenue businesses to help ease the burdens of running their businesses and ensure that customers have parking for their patrons. These passes will be valid for use at the Albany Parking Authority’s Central Avenue Parking Lots 2 through 8 and will be active through July 5, 2020. If you represent a Central Avenue business and are seeking more information, please contact the Central Avenue Business Improvement District by calling (518) 462-4300 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Amnesty for Parking Ticket Late Fees:

Extended through June 30: The Parking Ticket Amnesty program introduced in April by Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar has been extended through June 30, 2020.


To remove late fees, individuals must first request the fee removal. Tickets may be searched and viewed online at https://albany.rmcpay.com/ using license plate, ticket or vehicle identification numbers, or by calling (518) 434-5006.


The best way to request your fee removal is by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or completing the online form. You can also request via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203, Albany, NY 12207.  When contacting the Parking Ticket Bureau, be sure to provide your license plate number and/or your name, phone number, e-mail, or ticket number(s). Additional information may be found on the Parking Violations Bureau web page


Additional City Parking Regulations:

Additional parking regulations, including but not limited to alternate-side parking, residential permit parking, handicap accessible parking, parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk and timed-parking (with the exception of designated restaurant take-out zones and Washington and Lincoln Park) will continue to be enforced as posted. The City of Albany is asking residents to continue to comply with these regulations to help facilitate a safe and smooth reopening of our city.