Applying For A New Or Modified South Boston Parking Freeze Permit (PFP)


[pursuant to 310 CMR 7.33]

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Initial Requirements

If your application is in all respects a complete and accurate document, and is approved by the APCC, a permit shall issue. No permit shall issue until payment of the application fee has been received.

  • Six (6) paper copies of your completed New or Modified Parking Freeze Permit Application

    South Boston Parking Freeze Permit Application

  • One (1) electronic copy of of your completed New or Modified Parking Freeze Permit Application (can be submitted as an email attachment to APCC@cityofboston.gov)

  • Written proof of ownership or authorization to act as owner's agent  (attached to application).

  • A site plan of the proposed facility (attached to the application).

  • Written proof supporting Appendix A "Statement of Need" (attached to the application).

  • A check or money order for the application fee ($10 per parking space) made payable to the “City of Boston, Air Pollution Control Commission.”

Additional Requirements

New and Modified applications require a public hearing before the Air Pollution Control Commission. 

  • An applicant must file a complete application no later than thirty (30) days prior to the next scheduled hearing to be heard at that hearing.

  • Applications filed less than thirty (30) days prior to the next scheduled hearing will be heard at the following hearing.

How to Submit

Submit your New or Modified application to the Air Pollution Control Commission during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM).

By Mail

Submit your paper copies and check or money order to:

Executive Director
Air Pollution Control Commission
City of Boston Environment Department
1 City Hall Square, Room 709
Boston, MA 02201

By Email

Submit your electronic copy to:

APCC@cityofboston.gov


Application Instructions


Please complete all sections of your application with the information requested, and mark “not applicable” or “n/a” where appropriate.

Accurate and complete applications that are signed, dated, and accompanied by the application fee, will be eligible for the first available hearing. Notice of the hearing date and time will immediately issue.

Some Remarks on the Application Questions

  • Question 2: Please ensure that you are the owner or owner’s agent for the parcel of land listed in Question 1. Then enclose written proof of ownership or agency, such as a photocopy of last year’s Assessing Department bill, a statement from the owner, or another reliable document. For help finding a parcel ID number, contact the Assessing Department at 617-635-4264 during normal business hours (9 AM - 5 PM).

  • Question 4: Identification numbers are assigned to parcels of land by the Assessing Department in order to assess property taxes. To verify your Parcel ID number, please examine the last property tax return you filed. For help finding these numbers, phone the Assessing Department at 617-635-4264 during normal business hours (9 AM - 5 PM).

  • Questions 7 & 8: These questions assume that most properties will contain both occupied buildings and accompanying parking and seeks to understand the activities occurring in the occupied building, as well as the square footage of each.

  • Question 9: These questions assume that most properties will contain both occupied buildings and accompanying parking and seeks to understand the activities occurring in the occupied building, as well as the square footage of each.

  • Question 10: An exact count of patrons is not necessary to answer this question. An approximation will satisfy.

Appendix A

After completing the basic application and attaching all necessary documents, please complete Appendix A, “Statement of Need for the Proposed Facility.” You should give a general description of the facility and the parking needs of local entities and patrons that the proposed facility will serve. Any written proof (letters, etc.) that you wish to supply in support of this statement should be attached to Appendix A.

Warning

  • Failure of a landowner to comply with South Boston Parking Freeze Regulations will subject him or her to APCC violations and fines.

  • Failure of a permit-holder to comply with the terms of his or her Parking Freeze Permit will subject him or her to APCC violations and fines.

  • Every day that an APCC violation occurs or continues is a separate violation, and is subject to the maximum penalties allowable.