Car Parking

A colorful mural seen from a Central Square parking lot.

Parking in the city is limited, so please consider walking, biking, taking transit, or sharing a ride before driving alone. If you do drive, this information will make your trip easier.

Resident and Visitor Parking

Parking in residential permit districts is available for residents and visitors.

Residents may park in resident permit parking areas with a resident parking permit issued by the Traffic Department.

Visitors may park in the resident parking permit area of the person they are visiting with a visitor's permit.

Click here for the Resident/Visitor Permit Parking FAQs

Public ParkingPay and Display

Parking meters

Pay and display meters

Electric vehicle charging stations

Parking Violations

Towed vehicles

Parking violations and fees

Paying a ticket

Disputing a ticket

Disability Parking

Request a disability parking space

Snowstorms and Street Cleaning

What do do with your car in a snowstorm

Street cleaning


Department of Traffic, Parking and Transportation’s Complete Parking Regulations

Important phone numbers in the Department of Traffic, Parking and Transportation

For More Information

For more information, contact the Department of Traffic, Parking and Transportation at 617/349-4700.