Parking Meter Enforcement on Sundays
In response to the growing problem of parking congestion, Carlton Cole Magee invented the first parking meter in 1932. The first parking meter in San Francisco was installed at Bush and Polk on August 21, 1947. Since that time, parking meters have evolved from the original all-mechanical meters to the state of the art electronic meters we use today and have assisted neighborhood merchants by limiting the time a motorist can park in a spot thus causing turn-over and available parking for their customers.
"Feeding the meter" — adding coins to extend the time beyond the legal limit
— is illegal.
If a meter is broken you are allowed to park at that meter for the posted time limit.
To report broken meters, call 415.920.4090.
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Parking services are provided by the Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). Copyright © 2000-2013 SFMTA. All rights reserved. Updated January 14, 2013