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Back Bay resident parking permits up for renewal

April 28, 2014


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The Boston Transportation Department is reminding drivers that City of Boston-issued resident parking permits for the Back Bay will expire on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Notices have been sent to current permit holders advising them of the process for renewing their permits by mail, on-line, or in person at City Hall.  To further ensure the convenience of the resident parking permit process, residents may also renew an existing permit, or apply for a new permit, at Boston’s “City Hall to Go” truck, which will be stationed in the neighborhood each week during the month of March.

The City Hall to Go truck’s upcoming schedule is as follows.

Back Bay:

  • Friday, May 2 at 700 Boylston Street from 12:30 to 2:30 PM
  • Friday, May 9 at 700 Boylston Street from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 20 at 700 Boylston Street from 12:30 to 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 29 at 700 Boylston Street from 12:30 to 2:30 PM

To renew a resident parking permit at the truck, residents must make available their current permit number, the license plate number, and the make of their vehicle.  If renewing for a leased vehicle or company car, the current Massachusetts motor vehicle registration, indicating that the vehicle is principally garaged in Boston, must also be provided.  To request a new permit, the resident must present a completed City of Boston resident parking permit application, the vehicle’s Massachusetts motor vehicle registration, and current proof of residency in the form of a major credit card bill, utility bill, or monthly bank statement with the same name and address as on the vehicle registration.

In addition, to both renew and apply for a new resident parking permit, residents must first pay any overdue City of Boston parking violations.  Payments may be made by telephone with MasterCard or Visa by dialing (617)-635-3888; via the web at; or in person at the Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224, Boston City Hall.

Vehicles displaying a resident parking permits are allowed to park in spaces designated “Resident Permit Parking Only.”  Vehicles parked in violation of the resident parking regulations are subject to a $40 fine.