CRANFORD - On Wednesday, July 1, the Township will lift the free parking order in municipal parking lots.

"As we continue on the road to reopening businesses and return to some level of normalcy, managing the parking inventory is important to businesses that rely on turnover of spaces for customers and use of permit spaces for owners and employees," the Township of Cranford newsletter read on Monday. 

Meter enforcement in Downtown Cranford was suspended in March as COVID-19 surged in New Jersey. As businesses started to reopen, meter enforcement for on-street parking in the downtown returned in May while municipal lot parking remained free. All meter parking will be enforced as of Wednesday. 

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Street parking is available for 90 minutes and the municipal lots have three-hour spaces for longer downtown visits. The Parking Garage at Cranford Crossing has four-hour spaces. Parking is free every day after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday. Click here for more Downtown Cranford Parking Information.

The pays stations are sanitized regularly and the public may also take advantage of the mobile application, MPay2Park+ to pay by phone.