WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — There are plenty of holidays that the District observes throughout the year, and if you’re driving in D.C. on any of those days, you’ll find a holiday when it comes to metered parking, too.
Drivers get a break from paying on a dozen holidays. This is the list of the official and observed ones in the city, according to the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) website:
- New Year’s Day Observed – January 1
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Third Monday in January
- Presidents’ Day – Third Monday in February
- D.C. Emancipation Day – April 16
- Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
- Juneteenth – June 19
- Independence Day – July 4
- Labor Day – First Monday of September
- Columbus Day – Second Monday of October
- Veterans Day Observed – November 11
- Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday of November
- Christmas Day – December 25
DDOT said it manages approximately 18,000 metered parking spaces. As part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Act, the rate structure established parking meter rates at $2.30 an hour for commercial and passenger vehicles citywide.