Parking Fees

Effective November 1, 2017

We have adjusted the rates (how much you pay per hour), time limits (how long you can stay in one space), and the hours of enforcement for parking. The goal of these changes is to ensure popular spaces turn over frequently enough so shoppers and visitors can easily find parking. Each meter and lot has signs that indicates the rate, time limits, and hours of enforcement. Please be sure to check signage or the meters to ensure you are complying with the parking limits in each area.

See Parking Map 

Free Parking:

Metered parking (on-street and in lots):
  • Free every Sunday
  • Free after enforcement ends (6pm or 8pm, see below) until 8am the following day
  • Free on the following holidays:
    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • Presidents' Day
    • Patriots' Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day/4th of July
    • Labor Day
    • Indigenous Peoples' Day
    • Veterans' Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
Permit Parking:
  • Free and available to all parkers on all Saturdays and Sundays
  • Free and available to all parkers at all times in June, July, and August
  • Free and available to all parkers after 5:00pm September 1st-May 31st

Municipal Lot Information:

Parking Lot Name Rate  Time Limit Enforcement Hours
North Pleasant Street Lot  $0.50/hour 8 Hours 8am-6pm
Boltwood Lot  $1.00/hour 4 Hours 8am-8pm
Town Hall Lot  $1.00/hour 4 Hours 8am-8pm
Amity Street Lot  $1.00/hour 4 Hours 8am-8pm
Pray Street Lot  $0.50/hour
4 Hours 8am-6pm
Bangs Lot  $1.00/hour
4 Hours 8am-8pm
Main Street Lot  $1.00/hour 4 Hours 8am-8pm
Spring Street Lot  $0.50/hour 4 Hours 8am-6pm
Boltwood Garage - Lower Level  $0.50/hour 4 Hours 8am-6pm
Kellogg Avenue Lot  $1.00/hour 20 Minutes 8am-8pm

On-Street Meter Rates:

Meter Rates Rate  Time Limit Enforcement Hours
On Street - Core $1.00 / hour
 2 Hours  8am-8pm
On Street - Periphery $0.50 / hour  4 Hours  8am-6pm

Permit Fees:

Permit Type
Annual Fee
Permit for side streets & employees $25
Permit for side streets, 2nd car $10
Replacement permit $10
Reserved Boltwood Garage Spaces (25) $1,000 / year 

Fees in effect Monday-Saturday during posted times.

Meter fees are waived for those transporting persons with mobility impairments and displaying the appropriate HP Placard as issued by the MA RMV / DOT.

*Reserved space rental effective July 1, 2015.

Parking Violations & Late Surcharge

Effective October 1, 2017
Type Fine
Hydrant $35
Tow Area $35
Crosswalk $25
Within an Intersection $25
In Posted Emergency Vehicle Area $50
Handicapped Space or Ramp $200
Restricted Place $25
Double Parking $25
Curb Type $15
Blocking Access $50
Snow Ban (2 - 6 a.m., Dec 1 - Mar 31) $25
Motor Running $25
Grass Plot or Common Area $15
Meter Violation $15
Not Parking Between Lines $10
Time Parking Law $15
Obstructing Travel or Bike Lane $50
Late Surcharge (unpaid after 21 days) $15
Obstructing Bus Stop $100
RMV surcharge (renewal release) $25

*As approved by Annual Town Meeting and the Attorney General