5/11/2020 - Construction/No Parking Areas for the Week of May 11-15, 2020 

Please Be Aware of the following Road Construction/No Parking areas that will be in effect for the week of May 11th-15th 2020 throughout the City of Albany.

Monday May 11th – Wednesday May 13th, 6am - 6pm

Road Milling and Paving:

  • Grandview Terrace (Second Ave. to Second Ave) - No Parking on both sides the street.
  • Sand Street (Second Ave. North to Dead End) - No Parking on both sides the street.

Monday May 11th – Friday May 15th, 6am - 6pm

Sidewalk & Curb Installation:

  • Madison Ave (S. Swan St. to Lark St.) - No Parking on the north side of the street.
  • Westerlo Street (Green St. to S. Pearl St.) - No Parking on the south side of the street.

Monday May 11th, 6am - 6pm

Sidewalk & Curb Installation:

  • Second Street (Judson to N. Lake) - No Parking on the north side of the street.

Tuesday 12th – Fri May 15th, 6am - 6pm

Sidewalk & Curb Installation:

  • Second Street (Judson to N. Lake) - No Parking on the south side of the street.

Monday May 11th – Friday May 15th, 7am - 4pm

Traffic Signal Upgrades:

  • Lark St & State St (West side of Lark St., north and south of State St.) & (Both sides of State St., west of Lark St.) - No Parking for 3 spaces on each street on each side.

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.
 
We ask that parkers please remove any vehicle that may be parked at these locations by end of day Sunday, May 10th. Regular parking will still be available at our 6 other Central Avenue parking lots.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; Parking Lot 1 and 3 are scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, May 12th and if you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us directly at 518-434-8886.

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.

The best way to request your fee removal is by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or completing the online form. You can also request via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203 Albany, NY 12207.  When contacting the Bureau, be sure to provide your license plate number and/or your name, phone number, e-mail, or ticket number(s).

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.

To dispute a parking ticket, please contact the Bureau either via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by calling (518) 434-5006, or via mail at City Hall, Rm. 203, Albany, NY 12207. 

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.