Glen Cove is tweaking its residents-only parking policy for lots at the Glen Cove and Glen Street Long Island Rail Road stations.

Starting Jan. 1, the city banned nonresident parking in 90 of 150 spaces at the Glen Cove station and 90 of 138 spaces at the Glen Street station. The City Council approved the residents-only designation for the city-owned north lots of the stations after resident complaints of full lots, especially during the winter. The other spaces remain open to all.

The city has been enforcing the law by checking license plates and car registrations to ensure that the vehicles belong to Glen Cove residents. But Mayor Reginald Spinello said in a news release that “there are individuals who have a series of special circumstances that prevent them from meeting the criteria for parking in the North lots of our train stations.”

Among those who have faced problems are people who recently moved to Glen Cove and still have their vehicle registered in another state and residents whose company-owned cars are registered outside the city. Those people now will be able to obtain free “temporary railroad parking” permits if they present a driver’s license, a photo ID and two documents that show proof of Glen Cove residency at the city clerk’s office.

The clerk’s office, at City Hall, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There also will be special Saturday sign-ups on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

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For more information, call the city clerk’s office at 516-676-3345.

The fine for a non-resident parking in a resident spot is $250.