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Brighton residents urged to apply for Resident Parking Permits

September 7, 2016


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Residents should apply for Resident Parking Permits prior to Boston College Football's first home game. Football fans reminded not to park in resident parking spaces on local streets.

Temporary parking restrictions will be implemented in Brighton near Boston College on BC Football home game days this fall to ensure that on-street parking spaces are reserved for local residents.  BC Football home games will take place this year on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 24
  • Saturday, October 1
  • Friday, October 7
  • Saturday, October 22
  • Saturday, November 5
  • Saturday, November 19.

Vehicles that display a City of Boston Allston/Brighton Resident Parking Permit are allowed to park in these spaces.  Please read our How-To on Resident Parking Permits for information on obtaining these permits.

Residents who do not have Allston/Brighton Resident Parking Permits on their vehicles may obtain temporary parking permits to park in the B.C. area on game days.  The temporary permits are valid on Boston College Football home game dates only.

Temporary parking permits will be distributed from the Boston Transportation Department's Mobile Command Center.  The Command Center will be parked at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Lake Street from 4 PM to 8 PM on the day prior to each game, as well as on all game days starting four hours before the scheduled game start time and staying through half-time.  The temporary permits are also available at the Office of the Parking Clerk, located in Room 224 City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

To obtain a temporary BC Football home game parking permit, residents must provide a copy of a valid vehicle registration in the resident's name as well as a proof of residency bearing the resident's name and Brighton address.  The proof of residency must be dated 2016 and must be from one of the following categories:

  • Gas, Electric or Phone Bill
  • Cable Television Bill
  • Rental/Lease Agreement
  • Mortgage Bill
  • Motor Vehicle Driver's License
  • Boston Water and Sewer Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Insurance Bill
  • Checks with Brighton Address
  • Voter Registration Certificate.

“In cooperation with the Brighton community, BTD is implementing parking restrictions to minimize disruption to the adjacent neighborhood on home game days,” said City of Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina N. Fiandaca.  “We urge fans to be considerate of residents who live nearby and to either park in accordance with Boston College guidelines or take another form of transportation to Alumni Stadium.”

Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at and information on the MBTA may be found at  For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round trip rather than a one-way ticket.

Vehicles parked in violation of these temporary restrictions in Brighton are subject to being ticketed and towed.