East Boston resident parking program expanding to Eagle Hill
March 1, 2016
At the request of neighborhood residents, the Eagle Hill Civic Association and State Representative Adrian Madaro, the Boston Transportation Department is expanding the East Boston Resident Parking Program to include all of Eagle Hill. “Resident Parking Only” regulations will be in effect throughout streets on Eagle Hill 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in an effort to ensure that residents are given preference to the limited number of parking spaces in the area. Designated “Visitor Parking” spaces will be established as well. New parking regulation signs are expected to be posted in mid-March, followed up with two weeks of courtesy notice distribution by Parking Enforcement Officers. Actual enforcement of the new Resident Parking Regulations will begin on Monday, April 4, 2016, and vehicles parked in violation will be subject to a $40 parking ticket fine.
When the new program goes into effect, it will be necessary for an East Boston Resident Parking Permit to be properly affixed to the passenger side, rear windshield of the vehicle to legally park in spaces on Eagle Hill that are designated as Resident Parking Only. Residents are encouraged to apply early for an East Boston Resident Parking Permit which may be obtained as follows.
- Online at www.cityofboston.gov/parking, click on “Resident Parking” and then “New Permit.”
- Visit the Office of the Parking Clerk in Room 224, Boston City Hall, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 AM and 4:30 PM.
In addition, to make the permit application process as convenient as possible for Eagle Hill residents, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services is making arrangements for the City Hall to Go Truck to be stationed in East Boston for extended periods of time in the coming weeks. Truck staff will be available to provide assistance with applications, and the truck will serve as a “Drop Off” location for completed applications, with permits being mailed to residents shortly thereafter. Please see the attached schedule when the City Hall to Go Truck will be in East Boston assisting with this project, or visit www.cityofboston.gov/cityhalltogo to view the Truck's full upcoming schedule.
To obtain an East Boston Resident Parking Permit, residents or their representatives must present the following documents.
- Their vehicle registration showing their name and current East Boston address, and,
- A current proof of residency, dated within 30 to 45 days, in the form of a utility bill, bank statement or credit card bill, with the same name and address as on the registration.
Residents should also be aware that all overdue City of Boston parking tickets must be paid before a permit will be issued. To determine if you have any Boston parking tickets outstanding, please visit cityofboston.gov/parking. Payments may be made as follows.
- By phone, #617-635-3888 with MasterCard or Visa.
- By web, www.cityofboston.gov/parking, click on parking violations payments.
- By mail at City of Boston, P.O. Box 55800, Boston, MA 02205-5800
- In person, the Office of the Parking Clerk, Room 224-City Hall, or,
- By PayTix, a new app available at the App Store and Google Play, that allows for quick and secure parking ticket payments by smartphone.