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How to petition for resident parking

Many of the City’s residential streets are “Resident Parking Only," but you can petition to have the program in your neighborhood if it's not set up.

Last updated: 3/2/16

Create a petition

If you want to start or expand resident parking in your neighborhood, you need to create a petition. Download the petition for a new Resident Parking Program.


You need to meet these requirements

  • At least 51 percent of the residents living on the streets involved in the program need to sign the petition.
  • Those who sign must be 18 years of age or older.
  • More than just one street in a neighborhood needs to be included in the request.

Add background to the petition

Your petition must include the neighborhood and streets where you are requesting resident parking. You need to also add a description of the parking problems on those streets.


Submit your petition to the City

Please give your petition to your neighborhood coordinator at Neighborhood Services.

The City will hold community meetings involving Neighborhood Services and the Transportation Department to discuss the resident parking proposal. If the City approves the proposal, it will take at least three months to set it up.

Need to Know:
Still have questions?
  • Contact the Parking Clerk's office at 617-635-4410.
Parking Clerk
1 City Hall Square
Room 224
Boston, MA 02201-2007
United States