Feed the meter to watch the Nats on July 4

WASHINGTON — Drivers won’t have to pay to park at most meters across the region this July 4, but those headed to see the Nats take on the Giants at Nationals Park will have to feed the meter.

Under D.C. regulations, drivers must pay for meter parking for all Nationals home games, including on federal holidays and Sundays. That means fans have to pay to park at Saturday’s and Sunday’s games.

The ticket for not paying to park around the ballpark is $100 — one of the more expensive parking tickets in the city.

The D.C. Department of Transportation put up new signs earlier this year at all meters that inform drivers that they need to pay on holidays and Sundays. As as long as fans go to a meter and pay, drivers should be fine.

ParkMobile is another option, but WTOP Ticketbuster has received some complaints that the app will not let customers pay for spots on holidays and Sundays. So if ParkMobile does not accept a payment on July 4, drivers must go to the meter and pay there instead.

If you think you’re the victim of a bogus speed camera, red light camera or parking ticket in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, WTOP may be able to help you cut the red tape. Send us your case along with any documentation to ticketbuster@wtop.com.

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