Parking Information

Parking regulations are strictly enforced during snow emergencies. Violators will be subject to ticketing and towing. During declared snow emergencies, parking is prohibited on major arteries so that the streets are accessible for snow plows, emergency vehicles and other public safety responders.

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Parking Regulations

DO
  • Remove disabled cars blocking roadways as soon as possible.

  • Make your resident parking sticker visible within 24 hours after the end of a storm.

  • Park in discount garages in your neighborhood with valid resident parking sticker visible. Arrive up to two hours prior to the start of the snow emergency and leave two hours after the emergency is lifted; otherwise you will be subject to standard parking rates.

  • Follow all other parking regulations during snow emergencies; they will be strictly enforced. Parking meters remain in effect.

  • Follow winter weather driving tips.

DON'T
  • Park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared emergency. You will be ticketed and towed.

  • Use space savers more than 48 hours after a snow emergency has been lifted.

  • Park within 20 feet of an intersection or further than 1 foot from the curb.

  • Park in crosswalks or in front of fire hydrants or ramps.

  • Park in front of driveways or extend your car from the driveway over the sidewalk or street.

Announcements

  • Snow Alerts

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  • Snow Emergency Parking Regulations

    Drivers should be aware of parking regulations that are strictly enforced whenever a Snow Emergency is declared in Boston during the winter season.

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  • Get the Winter Weather Facts

    Boston's guide to transportation & parking, snow removal, waste collection and home heating issues during the winter season.

    Winter Weather Guide 2013-2014

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