It seems, recently more and more people are getting "the boot".
I checked out Aruparking's website (in English) and discovered that they imposed a new, stricter rule: There is NO grace period of 15 minutes an more! You are at risk getting "the boot" as soon as your parking time has expired! Please be aware.
Here it the info of Aruparking website:
What are the hours of parking meter enforcement?
Parking meters are enforced Monday to Saturday, from 7:00AM till 7:00PM unless otherwise posted.
What are the parking rates?
The first 1 hour and 30 minutes are 2,00 AWG. Each 30 minutes after that is 1,00AWG.
When parking time expires. Do I have “extra time” to add additional parking time?
No. Additional parking time has to be added before your time expires.
(There was a 15 minute window at the beginning, but this was adjusted when rates where lowered)
What should I do if the meter I parked at is broken?
The best thing to do is to move to another meter and report the broken meter to the Aruparking office at 5202323. Be sure to note the parking meter before you call. The parking meter number can be found on either side of the machine.
What can I use to pay for the parking meter?
Local coins, Us coins & Aruparking smartcard.
Does the parking meter provide change?
Where can I get change to use at the parking meter?
At the Aruparking office or at Sol Creations right next to The Paddock.
What is a Parking Smartcard?
A Parking Smartcard is a prepaid parkingmeter card which is encoded with a computer chip that enables the public to purchase a predetermined amount of parking for use at the meters.
What do I do if my Parking Smartcard does not work?
Visit the Aruparking office at Wilhelminastraat 13.
Do people with disabilities have to pay meters?
Yes. Regular rates apply.
When will a boot be applied to my vehicle?
- Parking time expired
- Parked in no parking area/space
- Parked in handicap space
- Parked in reserved or assigned space (Yellow Lines)
- Blocking driveway or access
- Blocking other vehicle
- Parked in 2 spaces
- Parked in incorrect Parking zone & area (Permit Holders)
- Permit not paid for the month (Permit Holders)
- Permit sticker is not visible (Permit Holders)
What do I do if my car is towed ?
Call Aruparking office at 5202323. Payments must be made in person at the office at Wilhelminastraat 13. (Office hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM)
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Contact Aruparking at www.aruparking.com or 5022323 (Representatives are available from 7:00AM – 7:00PM)