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What is a “visitor side metered parking zone”?

These are generally the east and south sides of the street in permit parking zones where visitors without a valid parking permit may currently park for free for up to four hours. These four-hour free parking zones for non-permit holders will become “visitor side metered parking zones,” which will require non-permit holders to pay to park for up to four hours.


If I have a valid resident permit, do I need to pay for parking in these new visitor side metered parking zones?  

No, residents with valid parking permits issued by the Hoboken Parking Utility are exempt from paying for parking in visitor side metered parking zones and may continue parking in visitor side metered parking zones for free for an unlimited amount of time.  

What is the purpose of having these visitor side metered parking zones?

As we all know, on-street parking capacity in Hoboken is very limited, especially in permit parking zones. One of the primary goals of the visitor side metered parking zones is to generated more turnover from visitors to help improve parking availability for resident permit holders.

Revenues generated from visitors paying to park in visitor side metered parking zones will be reinvested into infrastructure projects. The City is currently preparing an effort to create a citywide “Parking Benefit District”, which will be a mechanism for reinvesting a percentage of on-street paid parking revenue into economic development projects as well as infrastructure projects.


Why aren't there any meters and what are the advantages of using mobile applications to pay for parking?

Parking payment technology has evolved a great deal in recent years, and now mobile payment apps offer many benefits over conventional parking meters or pay stations. Advantages of using mobile payment apps, such as Parkmobile, to pay for parking include:

  • Push notifications, text messages, or emails that reminder you that an active parking session is about to expire;
  • Ability to remotely add more time without having to walk back to a meter;
  • Ability to pay for parking from the comfort of your vehicle on a cold, hot, or rainy day;
  • Ability to store up to five license plates in the Parkmobile app, so you never have to worry about memorizing your license plate again;
  • Records parking transaction history, which is good record keeping and also helpful in the event of a parking ticket dispute;
  • Promo codes for discounted parking can be offered during special events and holiday seasons;
  • Millions of taxpayer dollars will be saved by avoiding the need for parking pay stations, more collections and maintenance staff, and processing fees.  


What if I don't have a smartphone or a data plan?  

Visitors without a smartphone or data plan can call the toll-free number located on every Parkmobile sign to pay with a credit or debit card over the phone.  


What if I don't have a credit or debit card?

Visitors without a credit card or debit card may obtain visitor parking permits from residents via the Hoboken Parking Utility or they may park in one of the 100+ paid parking zones that have pay stations. Visitors may also park in a garage and pay with cash.  


How do I download the mobile (Parkmobile) app?

You can download the Parkmobile app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store, or by visiting www.parkmobile.com.


What if I have Windows Phone or Blackberry?

You can pay for parking through the Parkmobile website at www.parkmobile.com.


How do I get my parking history or receipts?  

To view your parking history you can use the Parkmobile app or login to your account on www.parkmobile.com/ The app only shows recent history, which can be accessed by logging in and tapping “sessions”, then “history”. For a full parking history, visit the Personal Pages section on www.parkmobile.com/ Once logged in, click “parking history” from the left navigation bar and adjust the date range if needed. You’ll be able to view previous parking sessions and access monthly statements and receipts.  


Can I use Parkmobile for handicapped or disabled person's parking in visitor side metered parking zones?

Yes. The operator of a vehicle with valid disability license plates or placards must pay for the minimum amount of purchasable time (15 minutes) within the visitor side metered parking zone, then no additional payments are required for the remaining 3 hours, 45 minutes that the vehicle is allowed to park within the zone. After four hours, the vehicle must be moved out of the zone.


Can I move zones while in an active parking session?  

You cannot change a zone number once a parking session is started. If a session has been started in an incorrect zone, please start a new session with the correct zone number. Your vehicle must also be parked within the same zone that was selected upon activating a parking session.


How do I set up parking alerts and reminders?  

Login to the Parkmobile app and tap “more” on the bottom of the screen, then “notifications”. From there you can toggle on or off parking expiration reminders via email, SMS, or push notification. You may setup parking expiration reminders at intervals of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, or when 5 minutes prior to your parking session expiring.


Will I know that my parking session is about to end?  

Yes, the Parkmobile app has the ability to send notifications at 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, or 5 minutes prior to a parking session expiring.  


Do I need to enter a space number?  

No, just the zone number which can be found on Parkmobile signs in paid parking zones.  


What if I encounter a technical issue or see an error message?  

You can open a support ticket or send an email to helpdesk@parkmobileglobal.com. Be sure to include your mobile number on your account and the details of your experience, including the error message and when you experienced the problem. In the event you experience an error when attempting to activate a parking session, you must pay for parking at the nearest meter.

How do I add license plate numbers to my account?  

Login to the Parkmobile app and tap on “more” on the bottom of the screen, then “vehicles”. From there you, you can add and store up to five license plates at a time.


What happens if I get a parking violation that I believe was issued in error?

If you believe that you have received a parking ticket in error, please email the Hoboken Parking Utility at parking@hobokennj.gov to schedule a time to meet with a Parking Enforcement Supervisor. Include as much evidence as you can to demonstrate the error, including a photo of the ticket, photos of the parking situation, and your Parkmobile parking session receipt. To view your parking history you can use the Parkmobile app or login to your account on www.parkmobile.com/. Based on the supervisor’s review, they may provide a written report to the municipal court for the judge to take into consideration when making his or her determination. You may still need to schedule a court date and appear in court.

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What is a “visitor side metered parking zone”?

These are generally the east and south sides of the street in permit parking zones where visitors without a valid parking permit may currently park for free for up to four hours. These four-hour free parking zones for non-permit holders will become “visitor side metered parking zones,” which will require non-permit holders to pay to park for up to four hours.


If I have a valid resident permit, do I need to pay for parking in these new visitor side metered parking zones?  

No, residents with valid parking permits issued by the Hoboken Parking Utility are exempt from paying for parking in visitor side metered parking zones and may continue parking in visitor side metered parking zones for free for an unlimited amount of time.  

What is the purpose of having these visitor side metered parking zones?

As we all know, on-street parking capacity in Hoboken is very limited, especially in permit parking zones. One of the primary goals of the visitor side metered parking zones is to generated more turnover from visitors to help improve parking availability for resident permit holders.

Revenues generated from visitors paying to park in visitor side metered parking zones will be reinvested into infrastructure projects. The City is currently preparing an effort to create a citywide “Parking Benefit District”, which will be a mechanism for reinvesting a percentage of on-street paid parking revenue into economic development projects as well as infrastructure projects.


Why aren't there any meters and what are the advantages of using mobile applications to pay for parking?

Parking payment technology has evolved a great deal in recent years, and now mobile payment apps offer many benefits over conventional parking meters or pay stations. Advantages of using mobile payment apps, such as Parkmobile, to pay for parking include:

  • Push notifications, text messages, or emails that reminder you that an active parking session is about to expire;
  • Ability to remotely add more time without having to walk back to a meter;
  • Ability to pay for parking from the comfort of your vehicle on a cold, hot, or rainy day;
  • Ability to store up to five license plates in the Parkmobile app, so you never have to worry about memorizing your license plate again;
  • Records parking transaction history, which is good record keeping and also helpful in the event of a parking ticket dispute;
  • Promo codes for discounted parking can be offered during special events and holiday seasons;
  • Millions of taxpayer dollars will be saved by avoiding the need for parking pay stations, more collections and maintenance staff, and processing fees.  


What if I don't have a smartphone or a data plan?  

Visitors without a smartphone or data plan can call the toll-free number located on every Parkmobile sign to pay with a credit or debit card over the phone.  


What if I don't have a credit or debit card?

Visitors without a credit card or debit card may obtain visitor parking permits from residents via the Hoboken Parking Utility or they may park in one of the 100+ paid parking zones that have pay stations. Visitors may also park in a garage and pay with cash.  


How do I download the mobile (Parkmobile) app?

You can download the Parkmobile app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store, or by visiting www.parkmobile.com.


What if I have Windows Phone or Blackberry?

You can pay for parking through the Parkmobile website at www.parkmobile.com.


How do I get my parking history or receipts?  

To view your parking history you can use the Parkmobile app or login to your account on www.parkmobile.com/ The app only shows recent history, which can be accessed by logging in and tapping “sessions”, then “history”. For a full parking history, visit the Personal Pages section on www.parkmobile.com/ Once logged in, click “parking history” from the left navigation bar and adjust the date range if needed. You’ll be able to view previous parking sessions and access monthly statements and receipts.  


Can I use Parkmobile for handicapped or disabled person's parking in visitor side metered parking zones?

Yes. The operator of a vehicle with valid disability license plates or placards must pay for the minimum amount of purchasable time (15 minutes) within the visitor side metered parking zone, then no additional payments are required for the remaining 3 hours, 45 minutes that the vehicle is allowed to park within the zone. After four hours, the vehicle must be moved out of the zone.


Can I move zones while in an active parking session?  

You cannot change a zone number once a parking session is started. If a session has been started in an incorrect zone, please start a new session with the correct zone number. Your vehicle must also be parked within the same zone that was selected upon activating a parking session.


How do I set up parking alerts and reminders?  

Login to the Parkmobile app and tap “more” on the bottom of the screen, then “notifications”. From there you can toggle on or off parking expiration reminders via email, SMS, or push notification. You may setup parking expiration reminders at intervals of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, or when 5 minutes prior to your parking session expiring.


Will I know that my parking session is about to end?  

Yes, the Parkmobile app has the ability to send notifications at 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 10 minutes, or 5 minutes prior to a parking session expiring.  


Do I need to enter a space number?  

No, just the zone number which can be found on Parkmobile signs in paid parking zones.  


What if I encounter a technical issue or see an error message?  

You can open a support ticket or send an email to helpdesk@parkmobileglobal.com. Be sure to include your mobile number on your account and the details of your experience, including the error message and when you experienced the problem. In the event you experience an error when attempting to activate a parking session, you must pay for parking at the nearest meter.

How do I add license plate numbers to my account?  

Login to the Parkmobile app and tap on “more” on the bottom of the screen, then “vehicles”. From there you, you can add and store up to five license plates at a time.


What happens if I get a parking violation that I believe was issued in error?

If you believe that you have received a parking ticket in error, please email the Hoboken Parking Utility at parking@hobokennj.gov to schedule a time to meet with a Parking Enforcement Supervisor. Include as much evidence as you can to demonstrate the error, including a photo of the ticket, photos of the parking situation, and your Parkmobile parking session receipt. To view your parking history you can use the Parkmobile app or login to your account on www.parkmobile.com/. Based on the supervisor’s review, they may provide a written report to the municipal court for the judge to take into consideration when making his or her determination. You may still need to schedule a court date and appear in court.

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It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

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In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

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If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

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Maximum Allowable Intra-City Fares

The maximum allowable fare for intra-city taxi service is $8.00, except for taxi service initiating from the taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station which is $7.00.

Additional Allowable Fees

1. If cab rides are shared with the consent of the first rider(s), the fee may be increased by $7.00 so long as the second rider(s) is not going to the same exact destination. No more than two paying passengers. The right of the taxicab operator to transport shared rides applies only at taxi stands designated by the City of Hoboken if there are more passengers than available taxis. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first.

2. If a taxi picks up a party of more than one person at a taxi stand at the New Jersey Transit/PATH station for intra-city travel, the taxi driver may charge an additional One Dollar ($1.00) fee for each person, in addition to the allowable fare of Seven Dollars ($7.00). There is no additional fee for children under the age of Thirteen (13) years old.

Allowable Baggage Fees

In addition, there shall be a charge of $0.50 for each bag exceeding two, with which a driver assists a passenger, except that senior citizens shall not be subject to this fee.

Maximum Allowable Non-City Fares

Every driver must have a City approved Rate Book in the vehicle at all times and must use the rates included in the book.

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WEEHAWKEN

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Golf Range $20.00

Chart House $10.00

Lincoln Harbor $9.00

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Avalon Cove $9.00

Newport Mall & Area $9.00

Society Hills $25.00

Port Liberty $23.00

Liberty State Park $23.00

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Kennedy Blvd. & Communipaw $20.00

New Jersey City University Area $23.00

Greenville Area $23.00

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Communipaw Avenue $23.00

Mc Adoo Avenue $25.00

Danforth Avenue $25.00

Culver Avenue $23.00

Old Bergen Ave. $25.00

Pearsall Ave. $25.00

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Exchange Place $12.00

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7th Street $11.00

Grove St. PATH $12.00

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Grand St. & Pacific $18.00

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Nelson Ave. $14.00

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Central Ave. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & Sherman Ave. $8.00

Journal Square $13.00

Court House $11.00

Congress & Central Ave. $9.00

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Schley St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Samson St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

Shaffer St. & Garfield Ave. $28.00

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Palisades Ave. (Not above 5th St.) $9.00

Palisades Ave. & 18th St. $10.00

Palisades Ave. & 23rd St. $11.00

Paterson Plank Rd. & 2nd St. $10.00

Central Ave. & Summit Ave. $12.00

Union City Reservoir &Gregory Commons $10.00

Troy Towers $10.00

22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $12.00

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The Shades $9.00

700 Blvd. East Apts. $9.00

Bonn Place $11.00

Fulton Street $12.00

50th Street $16.00

60th Street $18.00

67th Street $20.00

75th Street $22.00

85th Street $24.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

VIA KENNEDY BLVD.

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22nd Street & Kennedy Blvd. $13.00

32nd Street & Palisade Ave. $12.00

32nd Street & Bergenline Ave. $13.00

43rd Street & Hudson Blvd. $15.00

50th Street & Hudson Blvd. $17.00

57th Street & Hudson Blvd. $18.00

65th Street & Hudson Blvd. $20.00

70th Street & Hudson Blvd. $21.00

76th Street & Hudson Blvd $23.00

85th Street & Hudson Blvd. $25.00

Nungesser’s $28.00

NORTH BERGEN

15th Street & Paterson Plank Road $13.00

39th Street & Hackensack Plank Road $17.00

Paterson Plank Road & Tonelle Ave. $19.00

5 Corners North Bergen $15.00

50th Street & Tonelle Ave. $23.00

67th Street & Tonelle Ave. $25.00

76th Street & Tonelle Ave. $27.00

85th Street & Tonelle Ave. $29.00

91st Street & Tonelle Ave. $30.00

Dan Kelly’s Hill $30.00

VIA RIVER ROAD (60 ST)

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Pier 7 & 9 NYC $22.00

Lever Brothers $24.00

Barretts $24.00

Ford Pier $26.00

Alco Plant $28.00

BAYONNE

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32nd Street & Broadway $33.00

22nd Street & Broadway $35.00

5th Street & Broadway $38.00

Bergen Point $38.00

Texas Oil $38.00

Tydol or Bayonne Warehouse $38.00

Terminal & Metropolitan Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

Standard Oil Co. Gate Only $38.00

HOSPITALS

Meadowlands Hospital $25.00

JC Medical Center $16.00

Christ Hospital $9.00

NEW YORK CITY

Penn Station $40.00 plus tolls

Grand Central Station $45.00 plus tolls

AIRPORTS

Newark $45.00 plus tolls

Teterboro $40.00 plus tolls

Kennedy $90.00 plus tolls

La Guardia $70.00 plus tolls

Meadowlands Arena $40.00

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