Did You Know? Time Limits at Street Meters

January 08, 2018

Learn about time limits and the color coding of street meters in downtown Anchorage.


EasyPark has been working with a group of individuals and businesses for the last year in part due to the Saturday meter parking discussions. Out of those discussions, it was suggested that EasyPark begin an educational campaign on how to properly park in downtown Anchorage. The “Did You Know?” educational campaign has been developed to target specific types of parking citations that showed the highest numbers in an effort to reduce the number of citations written for 2018.


Downtown Street Meters

EasyPark installs parking meters in downtown Anchorage in order to provide short-term parking for visitors and patrons of Anchorage businesses and to encourage turnover so that others will have the opportunity to use street meters. Most street meters have a two hour maximum allowable time limit. Other parking meters have a 10 hour maximum allowable time limit, and there are meters that have been designated as handicap accessible.

Maximum Allowable Time Limits

Parking time limits are posted on all street meters in downtown Anchorage. Additional information is also posted on the meter display that shows cost and payment days.

Vehicles may be parked in a street metered parking space only as long as the posted maximum allowable time limit. This applies even if you deposit more money after your maximum allowable time has been reached. Vehicles that are parked in the same parking space longer than the maximum allowable time are subject to being ticketed for an overtime parking violation. 

Street meters are also color branded which indicates maximum allowable time. 2 hour meters have gray poles, 10 hour meters have orange poles, and handicap accessible meters have blue poles.

Enforcement Days & Hours

Street meter time enforcement hours and days are Monday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Currently, there is no street meter enforcement on Sundays.

Feeding Parking Meter After Time Expiration

Once the street parking meter has been paid for the maximum stay during enforcement days, no other payment can be made and the vehicle is subject to citation.

Moving My Vehicle to Another Street Meter

If your preference is to park at a street meter and your parking time has expired, you have the option to move your vehicle to another street meter; but it has to be moved one full block from your last parking meter.

If you need to park longer than the posted maximum allowable time limit, please consider using one of the EasyPark garages or lots that provides long and short-term public parking.


To get more information about time limits at street meters, please visit www.easyparkalaska.com, email us at [email protected], or call us at 276-7275 or 297-4471 (after hours).





About EasyPark


EasyPark is the brand name of the parking services operated by Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA). ACDA is a public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage. ACDA's parking division, EasyPark, manages more than 6,000 parking spaces in downtown Anchorage. 

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