Salt Lake City enforcing metered parking once more

(Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo) A parking meter pay station on Main Street in Salt Lake City.

After a five-month break, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Salt Lake City started reinforcing metered parking areas in the city on Wednesday.

Salt Lake City Public Services suggests downloading the free ParkSLC app “to avoid interacting with the pay station kiosks,” the department said in a tweet.

The city paused metered parking enforcement back in March as part of its COVID-19 pandemic response and started phasing back by allowing a two-week warning period starting in late July. As of Aug. 13, drivers will be required to pay $2.25 per hour to park in designated areas from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for a maximum of two hours.

Parking on Saturdays is free, with a two-hour maximum, and Sundays will continue to have no restrictions.

“We are glad we were able to suspend enforcement for the time we did, and understand it was helpful [when] many street-level businesses were closed,” Mayor Erin Mendenhall said in a news release last month. “Now that they’ve reopened, there is a need for people to be able to access that convenient, short-term, on-street parking.”

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