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New street occupancy permit fees

Last updated: 7/3/17

New street occupancy permit fees

In December 2016, the Boston City Council voted and passed to amend the Street Occupancy Permit City Ordinance.

The previous Street Occupancy Permit Program had been largely in place since 1982. These changes, which will help modernize the process for the City, include updates to permit fees.

Still have questions? Contact:
Public Works
1 City Hall Square
Room 714
Boston, MA 02201-2024
United States

Street occupancy permits

The permit allows you to restrict access to a section of a street or sidewalk in Boston for a certain amount of time.

How to get a permit

New fee structure

Starting on July 1, 2017, the fee structure for a street occupancy permit will be:

Base Fee:

$50

Space Fee:
  • ten cents ($.10) per square foot each day for the first five hundred (500) square feet occupied, and
  • five cents ($.05) per square foot each day for any additional square feet occupied.
Additional fees

Fees for signage ($4 each) and occupancy of metered spaces ($20 per meter per day) will stay the same. The cost of a moving truck permit will also stay the same.

Apply for a permit before May 15, 2017?

You won't be subject to the new rates when you renew your permit.

Updated street occupancy fee schedule

Square feet 160 320 480 640 800 960
Spaces 1 space 2 spaces 3 spaces 4 spaces 5 spaces 6 spaces
1 Day $66 $82 $98 $107 $115 $123
2 Days $82 $114 $146 $164 $180 $196
3 Days $98 $146 $194 $221 $245 $269
4 Days $114 $178 $242 $278 $310 $342
5 Days $130 $210 $290 $335 $375 $415
6 Days $146 $242 $338 $392 $440 $488
7 Days $162 $274 $386 $449 $505 $561
8 Days $178 $306 $434 $506 $570 $634
9 Days $194 $338 $482 $563 $635 $707
10 Days $210 $370 $530 $620 $700 $780
11 Days $226 $402 $578 $677 $765 $853
12 Days $242 $434 $626 $734 $830 $926
13 Days $258 $466 $674 $791 $895 $999
14 Days $274 $498 $722 $848 $960 $1,072
15 Days $290 $530 $770 $905 $1,025 $1,145
16 Days $306 $562 $818 $962 $1,090 $1,218
17 Days $322 $594 $866 $1,019 $1,155 $1,291
18 Days $338 $626 $914 $1,076 $1,220 $1,364
19 Days $354 $658 $962 $1,133 $1,285 $1,437
20 Days $370 $690 $1,010 $1,190 $1,350 $1,510
21 Days $386 $722 $1,058 $1,247 $1,415 $1,583
22 Days $402 $754 $1,106 $1,304 $1,480 $1,656
23 Days $418 $786 $1,154 $1,361 $1,545 $1,729
24 Days $434 $818 $1,202 $1,418 $1,610 $1,802
25 Days $450 $850 $1,250 $1,475 $1,675 $1,875
26 Days $466 $882 $1,298 $1,532 $1,740 $1,948
27 Days $482 $914 $1,346 $1,589 $1,805 $2,021
28 Days $498 $946 $1,394 $1,646 $1,870 $2,094
29 Days $514 $978 $1,442 $1,703 $1,935 $2,167
30 Days $530 $1,010 $1,490 $1,760 $2,000 $2,240

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Permitting Division at 617-635-4909.