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Unmetered Street Areas

Bus Stops

Spaces designated as bus stops restrict stopping, standing or parking of vehicles. Violators may be towed if buses cannot safely load and unload passengers.

Freight Loading Zones

Spaces designated as Freight Loading Zones may be used by anyone while actively engaged in loading or unloading. Total time parked shall not exceed 30 minutes.

Street Storage/Abandonment

The maximum time limit vehicles may park on a street in an unrestricted area is 48 hours. If the vehicle is towed and not claimed immediately, the vehicle will be sold or junked.

Time Limits (not metered)

Many Madison streets without meters still have time limits, as noted on posted parking restriction signs. After you have parked for the allotted time, you must leave the block and not park on the block again that day. Vehicles parked longer than the posted time limit are subject to citation.

Truck Loading Zones

Spaces designated as Truck Loading Zones may only be used by vehicles with truck plates while actively engaged in loading and unloading. Total time parked shall not exceed 30 minutes.