News & Announcements
5/11/2020 - Central Ave Lot Maintenance - Lot 1: Closed, Lot 3: Reduced Parking
Please be aware that on Monday, May 11th the Albany Department of General Services (DGS) will be conducting scheduled maintenance work at 2 of our parking locations:
- Parking Lot 1 - located at 48 Central Avenue (between Central Ave & Western Ave) will be closed for maintenance.
- Parking Lot 3 - located at 327 Washington Ave (at Washington Ave & Lexington Ave) will have a reduced number of parking spaces.
Parking Lot 1 at 48 Central Avenue Will Be Closed On 4/24/2020
Please be aware that on Friday, April 24th Parking Lot 1, located at 48 Central Avenue (between Central Ave & Western Ave) will be closed for maintenance work being conducted by the Albany Department of General Services (DGS).
We ask that you please remove any vehicle that is parked at this location by end of day Thursday, April 23rd. Parking will still be available at our 7 other Central Avenue parking lots.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; Parking Lot 1 is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, April 25th.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us directly at 518-434-8886.
Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar Authorizes Amnesty for Parking Ticket Late Fees and Credit Card Fees through May 31, 2020
ALBANY, NY – “Due to the disruption caused by the national health emergency, I have authorized the Parking Violations Bureau to remove late fees from any and all delinquent parking violations in the City of Albany upon request,” said City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar. “I have also authorized and implemented the removal of the $3 online credit card payment fee. This parking ticket amnesty program is being administered in consultation with, and support of, both Mayor Sheehan and our Common Council, and will continue through May 31, 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.
Because City Hall is currently closed to the public during the national emergency, and the Bureau is operating with limited staffing in City Hall pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s and the CDC’s guidelines, do not visit City Hall to pay or dispute your parking ticket. Please contact the Bureau by the above methods.
Once requested, the fees will be removed, and individuals will be contacted so that they can go online to view the amount owed and either pay by credit card, or mail in a check for the reduced amount. Because City Hall is closed to the public, cash cannot be accepted until further notice.
More information may be found on the Parking Violations Bureau web page.
The City also reminds the public that until further notice, it has suspended metered parking and the booting of vehicles with excessive parking ticket delinquencies. It has also opened Washington and Lincoln Parks to parking without time limits and has suspended timed parking restrictions.
However, the City reminds vehicle owners that ALL OTHER PARKING RULES ARE STILL IN EFFECT, including alternate side parking, emergency no-parking restrictions, handicapped and fire hydrant parking restrictions, double parking, etc.
As of 6pm Friday 3/20, metered parking in the City of Albany has been suspended until further notice.
Other parking regulations, including parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk, continue to be in effect in both parks. The City of Albany is asking residents to continue to comply with alternate-side parking regulations throughout the City to help facilitate the continued collection of solid waste and recycling as scheduled.
Starting on March 18th, the maximum daily parking rates for all three of the Albany Parking Authority’s garages – the Green-Hudson, Riverfront and Quackenbush garages – will be reduced from $13 to $7 per day. This is being done to alleviate issues for residents who don’t usually use these parking garages during the day.