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Apply for a parking permit for your personal care attendant

Apply for a parking permit for your personal care attendant

You can apply for a permit that allows your personal care attendant to park in “Residents Only” spaces in your neighborhood. There are two ways to apply.

Last updated: 3/28/16
Step
1

Before you get started by mail

If approved, you will receive ONE permit to give to your personal care attendant to use only during work shifts. The permit is valid for one year and you have to renew it every year.

Your attendant can only use the permit for “Residents Only” spaces in your neighborhood. They still have to obey other street signs, like “No Parking.”

This program is only for residents who hire and train their own personal care attendants. If your in-home care worker was hired through an agency, you'll need to contact the Transportation Department at 617-635-4680.

Step
2

Get your documents together

Print out and complete the application. Please remember to sign the agreement and the Information Release Consent Form.

Your attendant also needs to print out and complete an agreement form. You need a separate agreement for each attendant that you have.

We need a copy of your utility bill, bank statement, or some other proof of your Boston residence. We also need your attendant’s license plate number. The Transportation Department will track their license plate.

Step
3

Send your info to Boston City Hall

Make sure everything is filled out correctly and is easy to read. Then, mail your documents to:

Disabilities Commission
1 City Hall Square, Room 967
Boston, MA 02201

Or fax your information to 617-635-2726.

It may take up to six weeks for us to process your application. We’ll send you an approval or denial in the mail.

Step
1

Before you get started in person

If approved, you will receive ONE permit to give to your personal care attendant to use only during work shifts. The permit is valid for one year and you have to renew it every year.

Your attendant can only use the permit for “Residents Only” spaces in your neighborhood. They still have to obey other street signs, like “No Parking.”

This program is only for residents who hire and train their own personal care attendants. If your in-home care worker was hired through an agency, you'll need to contact the Transportation Department at 617-635-4680.

Step
2

Get your documents together

Print out and complete the application. Please remember to sign the agreement and the Information Release Consent Form.

Your attendant also needs to print out and complete an agreement form. You need a separate agreement for each attendant that you have.

We need a copy of your utility bill, bank statement, or some other proof of your Boston residence. We also need your attendant’s license plate number. The Transportation Department will track their license plate.

Step
3

Go to Boston City Hall

You can drop off your application and documents at the Disabilities Commission:

1 City Hall Square, Room 967
Boston, MA 02201
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Or visit the City Hall to Go truck (Drop-off only):

Your application may take up to six weeks to process. Once we've made our decision, we'll send you an approval or denial by mail.

Need to Know:

Both you and your personal care attendant need to qualify to use the program. You need to meet these requirements:

  • You need to be a full-time Boston resident and you need to be dependent on your personal care worker for daily living.
  • At this time, only consumers of The Boston Center for Independent Living are eligible for this program. The center also needs to verify your personal care attendant.
  • You need to agree to let your attendant use the permit during work hours. Your attendant also needs to agree to only use the permit during work hours.
  • You need to accept responsibility for any abuse of the permit by your personal care attendant. The Disabilities Commission has the right to investigate any abuse of a permit.
  • You need to agree to report and return the permit to the Disabilities Commission once you don’t need it anymore.

 

WANT TO KNOW IF YOU QUALIFY?

Contact the Disabilities Commission at 617-635-3682 or disability@boston.gov.

Contact:
Disabilities Commission
1 City Hall Square
Room 967
Boston, MA 02201-2041
United States

About the program

In-home caregivers help disabled residents with the essential activities of daily living. Unfortunately, they often have trouble parking because of “Resident Only” restrictions. If you have a personal care attendant, you can apply for a parking permit for them.

There are limits on where and when your Personal Care Attendant can use the parking permit. Learn about the rules and regulations.