Like many cities throughout the Bay Area, parking is at a premium within the city of Albany. City streets are narrow, along with the property lines, which limit the number of legal parking spaces. Parking on public roadways is open to anyone as long as the vehicle is parked in a legal manner. Parking complaints are a regular occurrence, and our parking enforcement officers strive to resolve parking matters quickly and effectively through proactive enforcement.

Because of the limited parking on residential streets, the Albany Municipal Code prohibits extended parking of vehicles on public roadways. Per the California Vehicle Code, vehicles parked in the same position for more than a 72-hour period may be towed at the registered owner's expense.

TParking Enforcementime-Limited Parking
Parking on the streets of Albany is free. However, to insure reasonable turn over and availability of parking for everyone, there is time limited parking in the downtown area. Most parking spots on San Pablo Ave. and Solano Ave. are 90 minutes limited parking. The first few spots on each cross street of Solano and San Pablo Avenues are also, 90 minute limited parking.

Throughout the area there are a few parking spots that are 20 minutes limited parking. There are signs to indicate this, please park carefully and ensure you look for signs limiting the length of time you may leave your car.

The Albany Police Department is responsible for enforcement of timed parking in specified residential and commercial districts of Albany..

The Albany Municipal Code (Section 9-1) specifies the following holidays:

· New Year’s Day (January 1)
· Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
· President’s Day (third Monday in February)
· Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
· Independence Day (July 4)
· Labor Day (first Monday in September)
· Columbus Day (second Monday in October)
· Veterans Day (November 11)
· Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November)
· Christmas Day (December 25)

If any of the holidays enumerated above fall on a Sunday, then the Monday following shall be considered as the holiday.