The City of Montreal issued a press release on March 23 announcing the change in Montreal parking by-laws, which will be in effect until May 1, 2020.\nFind out more about the current parking situation in the city below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWith all the uncertainty we're faced with at the moment, the City of Montreal is doing its best to keep citizens both informed and safe. With all non-essential businesses being shut down until April 13 and all Quebec schools needing to remain closed until May 1, the majority of us have very little reason to leave our homes, except to do groceries. But regardless, because of the pandemic we're experiencing, the City released a statement to update everyone on the current parking situation in Montreal.\nThe City of Montreal has decided to modify its parking regulations to ensure everyone's safety. Schedules on street signs will be coming into force on May 1, 2020, instead of the indicated April 1, 2020. It is stated on The City of Montreal's website that "no tickets will be issued at this time. This measure is valid for all boroughs."\nWhen it comes to resident-only street parking, all expired stickers will be considered valid until further notice. In this same vein, new stickers for the resident-only zone will not be issued for the time being.\nThis means that only people with a sticker can park in these designated areas — if not they will be at risk of getting a ticket.\nParking surveillances routes will now be modified to prioritize surveillance of infractions "with the greatest impact on public safety."\nPayment for paid parking will remain the same as what is indicated on the parking meters.\nThese payments can be made using a credit card at the parking station or on the Agence de mobilité durable's mobile app. The choice is yours!\nBelow is a tweet from Mayor Plante updating us about the new parking by-laws.\n#COVID19 : Montréal modifie son règlement sur le stationnement : l'interdiction de stationnement sur rue du 1er avril est reportée au 1er mai et les vignettes échues sont considérées valides jusqu'à nouvel ordre.https://t.co/IEa7YoIxjY pic.twitter.com/ek38p8HBHb— Ville de Montréal (@MTL_Ville) March 23, 2020\nTRANSLATION: "Montreal amends its parking by-law: the April 1st on-street parking ban is postponed to May 1st and expired parking stickers are considered valid until further notice."\nREAD ALSO: Montrealers Can Now Be Fined $1,000 For Breaking New Social Distancing Rules\nIt's nice to know that the city will be cutting some slack during this difficult time when it comes to parking tickets. However, do you think that meter parking should still be in effect?\nView this post on Instagram #inktober no 2 stupide————————————————— #inktober no 2 Mindless————————————————- #pontomtl #ponto #noparking #mtlparking #inktober2019 #montreal #mtl #514 #mtllife #mtlmoments #mtlart #mtlartist #webcomic #comics #manga #illustration #sketch #sketchbook #orangecone #coneorange #trafficcone #construction #ゆるキャラ #モントリオール A post shared by Ponto (@ponto_mtl) on Oct 2, 2019 at 6:31pm PDT\nThe City of Montreal ended its press release by stating that "the city would like to remind you that preventing infections is everyone's responsibility."\n"Montrealers are asked to follow all public health recommendations issued by the Direction régionale de santé publique."\nYou can find all the updates about the COVID-19 situation in Montreal here.\nWe at MTL Blog hope that everyone is staying safe during this confusing time. It is up to us to be strong as stay united as a city throughout this uncertain period.\nQuebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province. You can read about them here.\nMore information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.