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Snow emergency parking

Last updated: 12/8/17

Snow emergency parking

We don't allow parking on major roads and arteries in Boston during declared snow emergencies.

We will ticket and tow your car if you park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared snow emergency. If you can't find a spot, some lots and garages offer discounted parking to vehicles with Boston resident parking stickers.

Still have questions? Contact:
BOS:311
311
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Restricted streets map

List of restricted streets

Restricted streets list

This list of restricted streets is based on our interactive map. You can use the list as a reference, but please remember to always check the signs posted on the street where you are parking.

  • Brighton Avenue
  • Cambridge Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Everett Street
  • Harvard Avenue
  • Kelton Street
  • Lincoln Street
  • Market Street
  • N Beacon Street
  • N Harvard Street
  • Western Avenue
  • Arlington Street
  • Beacon Street
  • Boylston Street
  • Clarendon Street
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Charles Street S
  • Dartmouth Street
  • Exeter Street
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  • Newbury Street
  • Park Plaza

  • Stuart Street

  • Tremont Street
  • Boylston Street
  • Charles Street
  • Park Street
  • Tremont Street
  • Arlington Street
  • Beacon Street
  • Cambridge Street
  • Chestnut Hill Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Everett Street
  • Faneuil Street
  • Lincoln Street
  • Market Street
  • N Beacon Street
  • Parsons Street
  • Soldiers Field Road Extension

  • Sparhawk Street
  • Tremont Street
  • Warren Street
  • Washington Street
  • Western Avenue
  • 1st Avenue
  • 5th Street
  • Alford Street
  • Austin Street

  • Bunker Hill Street
  • Chelsea Street
  • City Square

  • Constitution Road
  • Joiner Street
  • Lowney Way
  • Maffa Way
  • Main Street
  • Medford Street
  • Mystic Avenue
  • N Washington Street
  • New Rutherford Avenue

  • Park Street
  • Perkins Street
  • Pleasant Street
  • Rutherford Avenue
  • Tremont Street
  • Thirteenth Street

  • Vine Street
  • Warren Street
  • Washington Street
  • Water Street
  • N Harvard Street
  • Beach Street
  • Kneeland Street
  • Purchase Street
  • Adams Street
  • American Legion Hwy
  • Ashmont Street
  • Blue Hill Avenue
  • Boston Street
  • Bowdoin Street
  • Columbia Road
  • Dudley Street
  • Freeport Street
  • Geneva Avenue
  • Gibson Street
  • Granite Avenue
  • Hancock Street
  • Harvard Street
  • Humboldt Avenue
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  • Milton Street
  • Neponset Avenue
  • Norfolk Street
  • Park Street
  • Pleasant Street
  • Pond Street
  • Quincy Street
  • Savin Hill Avenue

  • Seaver Street

  • Southampton Street
  • Stoughton Street
  • Talbot Avenue
  • Walk Hill Street
  • Warren Street
  • Washington Street
  • Water Street
  • Atlantic Avenue
  • Beach Street
  • Cambridge Street

  • Congress Street
  • Court Street
  • Devonshire Street
  • Essex Street
  • Federal Street
  • Franklin Street

  • High Street
  • John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road

  • Milk Street
  • New Chardon Street
  • New Sudbury Street
  • Oliver Street
  • Otis Street

  • Purchase Street
  • Pearl Street
  • Water Street
  • Summer Street
  • State Street

  • Temple Place

  • Tremont Street
  • Bennington Street
  • Boardman Street
  • Chelsea Street
  • Condor Street
  • Maverick Square
  • Meridian Street
  • Porter Street

  • Saratoga Street

  • Waldemar Avenue
  • Walley Street
  • Avenue Louis Pasteur
  • Beacon Street
  • Brookline Avenue
  • Boylston Street
  • Evans Way
  • Francis Street

  • Hemenway Street
  • Huntington Avenue
  • Longwood Avenue
  • Louis Prang Street
  • Westland Avenue
  • American Legion Hwy
  • Cummins Hwy
  • Fairmount Avenue
  • Gordon Avenue

  • Harvard Avenue
  • Huntington Avenue

  • Hyde Park Avenue

  • LaGrange Street
  • Milton Street
  • Neponset Avenue
  • Park Street
  • Pleasant Street
  • Pond Street
  • River Street
  • Sprague Street
  • Summer Street
  • W Milton Street

  • Walter Street
  • Washington Street
  • West Street

  • Wood Avenue
  • Allandale Street
  • American Legion Hwy
  • Blue Hill Avenue
  • Boylston Street
  • Centre Street
  • Glen Lane
  • Glen Road
  • Green Street
  • Heath Street
  • Hyde Park Avenue
  • Jewish War Veterans Drive
  • Perkins Street
  • Pond Street
  • Walk Hill Street
  • Washington Street
  • Blue Hill Avenue
  • Blue Hills Parkway

  • Cummins Hwy
  • Harvard Street
  • Norfolk Street
  • River Street
  • Walk Hill Street
  • Wood Avenue
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Francis Street
  • Heath Street
  • Longwood Avenue
  • Roxbury Street
  • Ruggles Street
  • Tremont Street
  • Cambridge Street

  • Causeway Street
  • Commercial Street

  • Cross Street
  • Hanover Street
  • Lomasney Way

  • Martha Road

  • Merrimac Street
  • N Washington Street

  • Nashua Street
  • North Street
  • Staniford Street
  • American Legion Hwy
  • Belgrade Avenue
  • Centre Street
  • Corinth Street
  • Cummins Hwy
  • Hyde Park Avenue
  • Neponset Avenue
  • Poplar Street

  • Robert Street
  • South Street

  • Walk Hill Street
  • Walter Street
  • Washington Street
  • Weld Street
  • Albany Street
  • Blue Hill Avenue
  • Centre Street
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Dudley Street
  • E Berkeley Street
  • Guild Row
  • Hampden Street
  • Harrison Avenue

  • Herald Street
  • Humboldt Avenue
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  • Marcella Street

  • Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

  • Norfolk Street
  • Northampton Street
  • Quincy Street
  • Ritchie Street
  • Roxbury Street
  • Ruggles Street
  • Southampton Street
  • Stoughton Street
  • Theodore A Glynn Street

  • Tremont Street
  • Vine Street
  • Warren Street
  • Washington Street
  • A Street
  • B Street

  • C Street
  • Boston Street
  • Boston Wharf Road
  • Broadway Bridge
  • Columbia Road
  • Congress Street
  • D Street
  • Dorchester Street
  • Dorchester Avenue

  • E 1st Street
  • E Broadway
  • L Street
  • Northern Avenue
  • Old Colony Avenue

  • Preble Street
  • Seaport Blvd

  • Southampton Street
  • Summer Street
  • W Broadway
  • W First Street

  • W Second Street

  • Albany Street
  • Columbus Avenue
  • Massachusetts Avenue
  • Tremont Street
  • Baker Street
  • Belgrade Avenue
  • Centre Street
  • Grove Street
  • LaGrange Street
  • Park Street
  • Spring Street
  • Summer Street
  • Washington Street
  • Weld Street
Road Neighborhood

Charlesgate East

Back Bay

Charlesgate West

Back Bay

Chestnut Hill Drive

Brighton

Gallivan Blvd

Dorchester

Morton Street

Dorchester

Fenway

Fenway-Kenmore

Park Drive

Fenway-Kenmore

Riverway

Fenway-Kenmore

Truman Pkwy

Hyde Park

Jamaicaway

Jamaica Plain

William J Day Blvd

South Boston

 

When you can park at garages

You can begin parking at participating lots and garages two hours before a declared snow emergency.

You must remove your vehicle within two hours of the City lifting the emergency ban. If you don't remove your vehicle in time, you will subject to the standard parking rate.

The garages listed below are based on where they're located in the City of Boston. Some garages only allow residents from certain Boston neighborhoods to park. Other garages allow all Boston residents to park.

Please check the "fee and information" section for each garage below to make sure you can park there.

Discounted garages and lots

Discount garages

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Harvard University/Soldiers Field Park Garage
111 Western Avenue

617-496-6400
700
No Charge

Only Allston and Brighton residents can park at this garage during a snow emergency only. You may need to show proof of your residency.

Parking spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Harvard has the right to deny or remove a vehicle due to outstanding ticket balances, limited space, or other operation issues. If you're parked past the approved the time, you may be ticketed and towed.

Municipal Lot #002
398 Market Street
42
No Charge
Municipal Lot #003
115 Harvard Avenue
60
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.

You will be charged each time you exit and re-enter the garage with your vehicle.

Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles Street

617-954-2098
200
Rate: $2 for each 24-hour period

The garage is for Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Downtown residents Only.

You need to visit the garage office with proof of your residency to get the discount and park.

Christian Science Plaza Garage
235 Huntington Avenue
525
$10 for each 24-hour period

You need to show proof that you are a Boston resident.

LAZ Parking/The Clarendon Parking Garage
400 Stuart Street

617-948-2060
270
$10 for each 24-hour period

There are a limited amount of public spaces available.

100 Clarendon Street Garage
100 Clarendon Street

617-275-0151
 
$14 for each 24-hour period

Stop by the garage office on the first floor of the facility to receive the snow emergency rate before leaving with your vehicle. You must show proof of your residency in the Back Bay, South End, or Bay Village.

Greenhouse Apartments
150 Huntington Avenue

617-247-0588
162
$10 for each 24-hour period

Only Back Bay and South End residents can park at the facility. The entrance to the garage is on Cumberland Street. Snow Emergency Parking is limited to 15 - 20 spaces.

Your car must be out within two hours of the ban being lifted or you will be charged the regular rate.

Prudential Center Garage
800 Boylston Street

617-236-3060
3000
$12 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End residents.

You must remove the vehicle by 9 a.m. after the parking ban ends. For example, if the parking ban is lifted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, you need to remove your vehicle by 9 a.m. on Friday.

You need to stop by the office on the P2 (orange) level of the garage to show proof of your residency. You also need to have your ticket validated to get the discount.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the parking facility.

Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles Street

617-954-2098
200
$2 for each 24-hour period

The garage is for Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Downtown residents Only.

You need to visit the garage office with proof of your residence to get the discount and park.

LAZ Parking/The Clarendon Parking Garage
400 Stuart Street

617-948-2060
270
$10 for each 24-hour period

There are a limited number of public spaces available.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and Information

Shipyard Garage/Mass General Hospital
Building #199 13th Street
250
No Charge

Only Charlestown residents can use this garage.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the parking facility.

Channel Center Garage
116 West First Street

617-269-1830

 

$10 for each 24-hour period

Please bring a valid driver’s license with a City of Boston address to the garage office.

You have 24 hours after the City lifts the snow emergency to remove your vehicle.

Lafayette Garage
One Avenue De Lafayette

617-357-1987
800
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Chinatown and Downtown residents. You need to provide proof of your residency.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the parking facility.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.
Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles Street

617-954-2098

 

200
$2 for each 24-hour period

The garage is for Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Downtown residents Only.

You need to visit the garage office with proof of your residence to get the discount and park.

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street

617-954-2222
1300
No Charge

You can get to the parking lot from Cypher Street. The discount is only for South Boston Residents.

Lafayette Garage
One Avenue De Lafayette

617-357-1987
800
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Chinatown and Downtown residents. You need to provide proof of your residency.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the garage

LAZ Parking/The Clarendon Parking Garage
400 Stuart Street

617-948-2060
270
$10 for each 24-hour period

There are a limited number of public spaces available.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #004
40 Porter Street
35
No Charge
Municipal Lot #005
166-180 London Street
35
No Charge
Municipal Lot #026
36 Bennington Street
26
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

1330 Boylston Street Garage
1330 Boylston Street
272
$15 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Fenway/Kenmore residents.

There are limited spaces at this garage. Before leaving, stop by the parking office with both your ticket and your Fenway/Kenmore proof of residency to get the discount.

Van Ness Garage
1335 Boylston Street
 
$15 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Fenway/Kenmore residents.

You must remove the vehicle by 9 a.m. after the parking ban ends. For example, if the parking ban is lifted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, you need to remove your vehicle by 9 a.m. on Friday.

Before leaving the garage, stop by the parking office on the P1 level with both your ticket and your Fenway/Kenmore proof of residency to get the discount.

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the parking facility.

Fenway Triangle Trilogy Garage
180 Brookline Avenue
537
$15 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for residents of Fenway/Kenmore.

Before leaving the garage, stop by the parking office with both your ticket and your Fenway/Kenmore proof of residency to get the discount.

Landmark Center Parking Garage
401 Park Drive

617-927-0398
1400
$5 for each 24-hour period

Take a ticket when you enter the garage. You need to bring the ticket to the garage office located on P4 to get it validated.

You must show proof of your Boston residency (driver’s license is acceptable) and sign the log sheet. Present your validated ticket to the cashier when you leave to get the special rate.

Northeastern University/Gainsborough Garage
10 Gainsborough Street

617-266-7260
350
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Northeastern University/Renaissance Garage
835 Columbus Avenue

617-267-9677
864
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #011
1269 Rear Hyde Park Avenue
8
No Charge
Municipal Lot #012
37 Winthrop Street
135
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #013
451-467 River Street
90
No Charge
Municipal Lot #014
23 Fairway Street
40
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #008
10 Taft Hill Terrace
92
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #001
30 Ruggles Street
72
No Charge
Municipal Lot #010
39-41 Corey Street
53
No Charge
Municipal Lot #025
14 Roxbury Street
12
No Charge
Municipal Lot #027
25 Blue Hill Avenue
18
No Charge
Municipal Lot #028
44 Warren/Ziegler Street
23
No Charge
Municipal Lot #030
353 Dudley Street
28
No Charge
Municipal Lot #034
1891 Centre Street
18
No Charge
Crosstown Center Garage
7 Melnea Cass Boulevard
 
$10 for each 24-hour period

You must show proof of your Boston residency to the cashier. If you don't, you won't be eligible for the discount.

Northeastern University/Gainsborough Garage
10 Gainsborough Street

617-266-7260
350
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Northeastern University/Renaissance Garage
835 Columbus Avenue

617-267-9677
864
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street

617-954-2222
1300
No Charge

You can get to the parking lot from Cypher Street. The discount is only for South Boston Residents.

Channel Center Garage
116 West First Street

617-269-1830

 

$10 for each 24-hour period

Please bring a valid driver’s license with a City of Boston address to the garage office.

You must exit the garage within 24 hours of the ban being lifted.

BRA/EDIC Garage
12 Drydock Avenue

617-482-2487
1766
$1 for each night

The discount is only for South Boston with a Resident Parking permits sticker.

The garage only allows snow emergency parking on the fourth floor.

Municipal Lot #018
450 West Broadway
60
No Charge
Municipal Lot #021
650-652 East Broadway
22
No Charge

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Auditorium Garage
50 Dalton Street

617-247-8006
400
$10 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown, Fenway/Kenmore, and South End residents.

You will be charged each time your vehicle exits and re-enters the garage.

Christian Science Plaza Garage
235 Huntington Avenue
525
$10 for each 24-hour period

You need to show proof that you are a Boston resident.

LAZ Parking/The Clarendon Parking Garage
400 Stuart Street

617-948-2060
270
$10 for each 24-hour period

There are a limited amount of public spaces available.

100 Clarendon Street Garage
100 Clarendon Street

617-275-0151
 
$14 for each 24-hour period

Stop by the garage office on the first floor of the facility to receive the snow emergency rate before you leave with your vehicle. You must show proof of your residency in the Back Bay, South End, or Bay Village

Northeastern University/Gainsborough Garage
10 Gainsborough Street

617-266-7260
350
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Northeastern University/Renaissance Garage
835 Columbus Avenue

617-267-9677
864
You pay 50% of the variable rate. The most you will pay is $17.50 for each 24-hour period.

Discounted parking is for Roxbury, South End, and Fenway/Kenmore residents only.

You need to have a resident parking permit sticker to receive the discount. Make sure it's visible. Parking is based on a first-come, first-served basis, and depends on the availability of space.

Greenhouse Apartments
150 Huntington Avenue

617-247-0588
162
$10 for each 24-hour period

Only Back Bay and South End residents can park at the facility. The entrance to the garage is on Cumberland Street.

Prudential Center Garage
800 Boylston Street

617-236-3060
3000
$12 for each 24-hour period

Discounted parking is only for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and South End residents.

You must remove the vehicle by 9 a.m. after the parking ban ends. For example, if the parking ban is lifted at 6 p.m. on Thursday, you need to remove your vehicle by 9 a.m. on Friday.

You need to stop by the office on the P2 (orange) level of the garage to show proof of your residency. You also need to have your ticket validated to get the discount.

Garage

Spaces

Fee and information

Municipal Lot #010
39-41 Corey Street
53
No Charge
Municipal Lot #034
1891 Centre Street
18
No Charge