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The City of Medford has entered into a contract with Republic Parking for the enforcement of parking regulations throughout the community effective January 5, 2015. This includes meters, residential permit parking and business permit parking. Please visit PARKMEDFORD.ORG for more information.

Residential and Business Permits will be obtained via the PARKMEDFORD.ORG site or at parking headquarters at 557 Main Street in Medford (opening on December 29). Please be patient during this transition.

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 2014, so parking is allowed on the even 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.

Currently, pay on-line at www.kelleyryan.com (may not be available for 10 days of ticket issuance) in person or by mail to: Collector’s Office, City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, Ma. 02155. Collector’s phone: 781-393-2550, Fax: 781-393-2533, Email address: collector@medford.org.

Effective January 5, 2015, any tickets issued may be paid at PARKMEDFORD.ORG.

Overdue Payment, Registry of Motor Vehicle Action

Unpaid tickets over 21 days old are turned over to the Deputy Collector for collection and Registry action. Unpaid parking tickets will result in your license to drive and/or your automobile registration marked for non-renewal with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Pay online at www.kelleyryan.com or by phone at 508-473-9660. A release will be issued electronically to the Registry upon receipt of payment.

Effective January 5, 2015, any tickets overdue tickets may be paid at 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 beginning on December 29th. 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

Commuter permits will be for Medford residents only. Commuter permits will be available at a cost of $100 for the first year. Commuter permits will be available for purchase at the Parking Management Office at 557 Main Street beginning on December 29. 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.