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Old 08-18-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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No need to state the obvious, but I just want to make sure.

Does this sign mean you can park here for 2 hours without a residential parking permit? That seems obvious, but throw in the Monday-Friday 9-6 text they sometimes have, and essentially, does that mean unrestricted parking on the weekends?

It just seems too good to be true. We went downtown today and the entire area on South Concord was free because, what we think, tourists don't know how to interpret these signs. Either that or I'm way off. With the M-F limitations, this is essentially a goldmine of downtown parking...
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm pretty sure it means you can park there for up to 2 hours without getting ticketed, unless you have a residential parking pass for that district.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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^^^^Yes, that's what it means.^^^^
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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I always assumed that you needed a parking permit to park and residence couldn't park for anymore than 2 hours. I'm feeling kinda duh now. This is good to know.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Any insight on the ones with the hour restrictions?

It's a shame that the city doesn't have anything online telling you what to do. That kind of makes me think like if you ever get a ticket in front of these signs, you can go to court and claim you didn't know what the hell it meant!
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Here, finally
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Ignorantia juris non excusa

I've tried
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Official response from the City of Charleston:

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It means the 2 Hr time limit is enforced 9am-6pm; between 6:01 pm and 8:59 am parking is allowed without a residential decal. There are some 1 Hr time limit districts as well as 24/7 districts so I would pay close attention to the signs
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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So does that mean I can park there between 9-6 for two hours without a residential parking permit?
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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So does that mean I can park there between 9-6 for two hours without a residential parking permit?
Yes

And outside that timeframe, you can park for longer.

Quite a treat if you know where to find the signs.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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Yes

And outside that timeframe, you can park for longer.

Quite a treat if you know where to find the signs.

Thank you. Yes! It is good to know. I never park there because I'm scared I'm understanding incorrectly.
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