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Village Parking Meters Now Operating, Hands On

Rates are 25 cents for 30 minutes in the daytime, 50 cents for 30 minutes or $5 all night in the evening.

Patchogue Village's parking meters are now in operation on Main Street, South Ocean Avenue and Railroad Avenue, with parking lots to follow in the spring.

The meters, which first started running on Jan. 2, run Monday-Saturday between 10 a.m.-2 a.m. the following day. According to a letter sent to village residents, rates for the meters are 25 cents for 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a 90 minute limit in place, and nighttime rates are 50 cents for 30 minutes or $5 to park all night from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. the following day with no time limit.

Street parking will be free on Sundays and major holidays including New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The letter states that there are a number of free 15 minute parking stalls on Main Street near the post office, banks, take-out restaurants and other businesses that are designed for customers to quickly go "in and out" during the daytime. These spots will become paid spots during the evening hours.

The meters accept payment by cash and credit card currently, and will accept payment using a smartphone app starting Jan. 20.

Following the launch of meters on the streets, meters for Patchogue Village’s parking lots are expected to be installed in the spring along with a resurfacing of the lots.

As previously reported, village residents are currently expected to be able to park freely in all parking areas except for Main Street using a sticker to be issued later in the year. Residents who live outside of Patchogue Village will be able to park freely in about 65 percent of the parking spots all of the time, with 35 percent being metered at different times, Krieger told Patch in September.

Revenue from the parking meters is expected to contribute toward possible creation of additional parking necessitated by Patchogue Village's growth.

Residents with questions on the launch of on-street parking can email deputy mayor Jack Krieger at jkrieger@patchoguevillage.org or call Patchogue Village Hall at 631-475-4300.

Watch a video in the media gallery of Local Editor Michael Sorrentino using the parking meter to buy a spot on Main Street. Please note the video was recorded on Jan. 2 just before last week's snow storm, and reference is made to the date in the recording.

What are your thoughts on the parking meters coming to Patchogue Village? Talk about them in the comments below the post.
Patchogue Snoop January 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Back to the parking......plenty in Sayville. Parked right in front of the barber shop this am!! No stumble bums on the street or immigrants on bikes speeding down the sidewalks. No foreign languages screamed at each other across the street disrupting the peace. No loitering in front of the stores by less than stand up looking folk. Just a nice place to spend my money! Rather than have it picked by the Village I pay 2680 per year in taxes to.
Sandy Hamilton January 20, 2014 at 01:20 PM
The thought of tier parking again!! What a mess the first time.
Patchogue Snoop January 21, 2014 at 09:40 AM
After getting pounded to death on the potholes and sink holes.....I made it out of the Village. Headed west to a great bagel place in east end of Sayville. Pulled in and out no problem. Ran next door and purchased a new faucet at the new plumbing supply store. Out in a flash, no charge, the way a town should be......ample parking. FREE!!
Andreas April 10, 2014 at 02:24 PM
I just wanted to say that I will no longer be visiting the town of Patchogue. I usually spend a lot of money there but this has just become an additional annoyance and money grab and will hurt businesses there. There are plenty of alternate businesses in neighboring towns that I will be giving my business to moving forward.

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