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Parking

Residential and Business Permits can be obtained via the PARKMEDFORD.ORG site or at parking headquarters at 557 Main Street in Medford.

Regulations – Tickets – Permits

Winter Parking and Snow Emergency Rules

Please be advised that during declared Snow Emergencies the odd/even parking restrictions will be enforced. Otherwise, with no snow emergency declared, parking is permitted on both sides of street unless other restrictions apply. Moreover, the Chief of Police can suspend both side parking if there are traffic and safety issues.

Please click here to sign up to receive city notifications of snow emergencies and other important updates.

The side of the street is determined by the year that the winter begins in. Example: This year winter begins in December 2015, so parking is allowed on the ODD numbered side of the street for the entire winter season.

For more information go to the Medford Police Department – Traffic/Parking website.

Truck parking vehicles over 1 ton are not allowed to park overnight on City streets.


Parking Ticket Payment – Payment is due within 21 days of ticket issuance.

All parking ticket payments and overdue payments are made to PARKMEDFORD.ORG.


Overdue Payment, Registry of Motor Vehicle Action

All parking ticket payments and overdue payments are made to PARKMEDFORD.ORG.


Parking Ticket Disputes/Hearings

You may dispute a parking ticket within 21 days of issuance.

There are two ways to dispute a parking ticket: You may choose only one method.

1) Submit your Appeal in Writing or 2) Request a Formal Hearing.

Your choice is final and shall be considered a waiver of the option that you did not choose. The Hearing Officer will render a decision based on the information you provide. All decisions are final. For these reasons you must include all relevant information and documentation that proves your case. The burden of proof is on you. Your appeal must include any and all materials, photos, evidence, etc. that you believe will prove your claim. You must also include your name, address, license plate #, phone #, and a copy of the ticket. All appeals should be mailed or delivered to: Parking Ticket Hearing Officer, Room 108, 85 George P. Hassett Dr., Medford, Ma.02155.

In Summary:

1) Appeal in Writing – Submit requested materials within 21 days. You will be informed of the decision by mail.
2) Formal Hearing – Submit requested materials within 21 days. You will be notified by mail of your hearing date. A decision will be rendered at the hearing.

Effective January 5, 2015, any tickets issued may be appealed via PARKMEDFORD.ORG. The Hearing Officer will remain Ms. Diane McLeod at the City of Medford.


Resident On-Street Parking Permits/Stickers

As part of the City of Medford’s new parking program being administered by Republic Parking, all residential permits will be purchased via PARKMEDFORD.ORG. The fee is $10.

First, check the list of streets to determine if your street requires a permit.

In order to receive a permit, your name and plate number will be matched to the City of Medford’s auto excise tax bill file. Additional information will be on PARKMEDFORD.ORG.


Traffic Commission Rules and Regulations: Pleasure Vehicles Only

1) Your Vehicle – To receive a sticker allowing you to park on your street your vehicle MUST be registered in your name and principally garaged on one of the streets designated and your driver’s license must show the same address. If you lease your vehicle you must provide a copy of your lease.

2) Your Visitors Vehicle – Each household on a designated street may be issued 2 portable Visitor Permits that shall be used for temporary visitors.

For more information go to the Medford Police Department – Central Records website. For a list of streets where a sticker is required go to list of streets.


Business Parking Permits

Business permits will be available for purchase at the Parking Management Office at 557 Main Street or you can also purchase your business permit online at www.parkmedford.org. The cost for a business permit will be $100 for the first year. Each municipal lot will allow for business permit parking.


Residential Commuter Permits

In order to obtain a residential permit your vehicle must be registered to the address you are requesting a permit for. You will be asked to attach an image or picture of your vehicles registration. Please scan the registration in or take a legible picture of the registration. The cost for a residential parking permit is $10 for the year. Two visitor passes will be mailed to your residence once approved for your residential permit. Visitor passes are restricted to two per household, not per residential permit. Any variance requests must be done through the Medford Traffic Commission.

If you have a leased vehicle, you will need to provide a copy of your lease agreement showing your Medford address. If your lease agreement does not show a Medford address then you will need to contact your leasing company and change your address to Medford.

Commuter permits will be available for purchase at the Parking Management Office at 557 Main Street or you can also purchase your commuter permit online at www.parkmedford.org.


Non-Residential Commuter Permits

Permits will no longer be available to Non Residential commuters. Non residents and residents without a commuter permit will pay a maximum of $5/day at specific posted locations in the city. Please visit PARKMEDFORD.ORG.