News Release - City Reiterates Need for Alternative Parking Regulations to Be Followed Necessary to Ensure Access for Public Safety Vehicles and Snow Plows

City of Rochester

News Release 

City Also Suspends Parking Fees for Parking Garages and Meters, Monthly Parking Pass Fees Also Suspended

(Friday, March 20, 2020) – The City of Rochester Parking Bureau is reminding motorists to continue to observe the City’s parking regulations, including alternate-side street parking, during the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We are asking motorists to remember that our streets and roads are shared spaces and we must use them in a spirit of cooperation,” said Justin Roj, Communications Director. “The alternate-side parking regulations are especially important. They are in place to make sure our roads have adequate space to allow access to emergency vehicles and snow plows. We want our emergency responders to have the fastest possible routes to their destinations.”

Also, to assist residents who are working from home during the crisis, the City has suspended fees, including monthly permit fees, at the following City-owned parking garages:

  • Court Street Parking Garage, 194 Court St.;
  • East End Garage, 475 E. Main St.;
  • Genesee Crossroads Garage, 69 Andrews St.;
  • High Falls Garage, 240 State St.;
  • Mortimer Street Garage, 25 N. Clinton Ave.;
  • Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh St.;
  • South Avenue Garage, 39 Stone St.;
  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd. 

In addition, the City has suspended fees at parking meters to limit the potential of spread of COVID-19.

“While residents are working from home, we don’t want to have them pay for a monthly permit they are not using. In addition, we are suspending meter collection to enhance social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Communications Director Justin Roj.


News Media: For more information, contact the Communications Bureau at 428-5990.