Winter Parking

There is no overnight parking allowed on the streets or surface parking lots in the Town of Amherst from December 1st through April 1st of each year. This ban is enforced from 2:00 am to 6:00 am, regardless of snow on the ground or in the forecast.

During this period, overnight parking is allowed in the lower level of the parking garage. Motorists should be aware that the garage is pre-paid metered parking from 8:00am to 8:00pm, 6 days a week, requiring a trip to the garage for meter payment during that time.

Overnight parking is also allowed in the metered side of the Pray Street Lot, which is located in a loop of private parking south of Kendrick Place. These meters are enforced from 8:00am through 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday only.

Vehicles are ticketed and towed nightly, at the owner's expense. Students are encouraged to leave cars in appropriate campus lots, following the University Snow Parking policy found at, and use buses to Town Center.

Permits are not valid for parking overnight on the streets during the overnight parking ban.