Fall into Princeton

Parking in Princeton NJ

When you arrive in downtown Princeton (the Borough of Princeton), your visit will be more pleasurable if you have familiarized yourself with the public parking areas and the easy to use "Quick Pay Stations" program. Click below for all the information on how and where to park in Princeton! Visit our Princeton area maps page.

Parking meters are enforced in the Borough of Princeton on Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM, with the following exceptions:

Long-term parking lots vary, and enforced from 8 AM to 6 PM or from 6 AM to 6 PM 
The meters in front of WAWA are enforced from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday through Sunday 
Time limits and hours of enforcement for parking meters are posted on signs in every metered area, as well as on each parking meter. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map parking meter time periods.

All meters will accept Smart Cards, U.S. nickels, dimes and quarters. It is illegal to put anything other than these coins in a meter, or to tamper with a meter in any way

Rates vary per location, and are generally lower outside of the Central Business District.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Parking meters are enforced in the Borough of Princeton on Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM, with the following exceptions:

Long-term parking lots vary, and enforced from 8 AM to 6 PM or from 6 AM to 6 PM 
The meters in front of WAWA are enforced from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday through Sunday. 
Time limits and hours of enforcement for parking meters are posted on signs in every metered area, as well as on each parking meter.

The purpose of time limits is to ensure that parking spaces regularly become available for customers of area business and visitors to the downtown.