Madison will start enforcing parking rules again next month

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The free ride for people parking in Madison is coming to an end.

As Dane County takes its first step toward ending its coronavirus-related restrictions, the City’s Parking Division expects to start checking parking meters again. On June 1, enforcement of on-street meters and street-sweeping rules will resume.

On-street meters will need to be used between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with caps on the amount of total time in a particular spot also enforced.

Not all the changes will be going away, however. Its suspension of the rules regarding Resident Only and non-metered 1 or 2-hour parking zones will not be lifted until at least June 8. Additionally, the City will continue allowing space for temporary restaurant pick-up loading zones and will consider new ones for businesses.

The Parking Division noted its city-owned garages offer a low-cost alternative for long-term, i.e. more than two hours, parking. It added that new procedures enacted since the outbreak require frequent disinfecting of equipment, door handles, railings, and other surfaces.