Afternoon free parking in downtown Wilmington begins on Friday


The  City of Wilmington’s holiday season parking meter policy will be in effect from Friday, November 26 through Monday, January 3, 2022.

From noon to 6 p.m. each weekday, the city will not require payment at parking meters in the Downtown Business District (defined as the area bounded by 2nd Street to 12th Street, and by French Street to Washington Street) and in the Riverfront Business District.

Official holidays such as Christmas Day (December 25) remain free all day. A two-hour parking limit will remain in effect.

Exceptions to this temporary parking policy involve streets designated as “tow-away zones,” where no stopping is allowed at those meters at times posted.

All applicable traffic regulations, other than those requiring payment at parking meters, will be enforced, including time-limited parking (two-hour or one-hour parking as designated by signage) or overtime parking, bus stops, fire hydrants, double-parking, and parking too close to pedestrian crosswalks.

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