Boston's Resident Permit Parking Program is an initiative designed to give residents a better chance of finding an on-street parking space in their neighborhood. Many of the parking spaces on Boston's residential streets are regulated as "Resident Parking Only." A smaller number of parking spaces on these same streets are posted as "Visitor Parking" areas for the guests of neighborhoods residents.
Residents who live in areas where parking is regulated for residents only must apply for a Resident Parking Permit to avoid receiving parking tickets. To renew your current permit you may fill out a renewal form and the new permit will be mailed to you.
Permits are distributed by the Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, City Hall. Residents, or their representatives, must apply in person Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM.
Call 617-635-4682 for more information. Note that if you have any unpaid parking tickets you must pay them before you can get a sticker.
You may download the necessary application form here and bring it to City Hall.
In addition to the application form, the following two pieces of information must be presented at the Office of the Parking Clerk when applying for a permit:
Please call the Office of the Parking Clerk's Resident Parking Division at 617-635-4682 with questions on how to apply for a permit.
- A valid Massachusetts automobile registration showing your car registered and principally garaged in your name from your current Boston address.
- One of the following proofs of residency bearing your name and Boston address. The proof of residency must be current - postmarked within the past 30 days.
- Gas, Electric or Telephone Bill
- Cable Television Bill
- Monthly Bank Statement (excluding mortgage)
- Credit Card Bill
- Water and Sewer Bill.