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Towing for street cleaning to resume citywide; ticket amnesty program to expire

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Starting Tuesday, April 20, parking enforcement will return citywide, including towing during posted street sweeping and ticketing for parking in spaces without an appropriate resident sticker.

Mayor Janey today announced that the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has updated parking enforcement regulations in the City of Boston. Starting Tuesday, April 20, parking enforcement will return citywide, including towing during posted street sweeping and ticketing for parking in spaces without an appropriate resident sticker. Also, BTD will not be ticketing residents with an expired inspection sticker until May 31. 

Additionally, on April 20, the Boston Transportation Department’s ticket amnesty for healthcare workers will expire. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, BTD announced that healthcare workers could have non-public safety violations dismissed upon appeal if the ticket was received while working. The intent of the program was to assist local healthcare workers as they dealt with the public health emergency.

The City of Boston and its municipal partners in Brookline, Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville will continue to offer all essential workers in metro Boston a free 90-day pass for the public bike share system, Bluebikes. More information is available at boston.gov/bike-share.

“As we continue to plan our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am grateful to all of our residents for their cooperation in following our parking enforcement,” said Mayor Janey. “As warmer weather comes, it’s important that we take the necessary steps to keep our streets clean.”

“We are grateful that the City of Boston was able to provide extra support to residents and healthcare workers during this unprecedented time,” said Commissioner Greg Rooney. “Residents should be advised that we are beginning to return to normal operations and they should follow all posted parking regulations.” 

The following parking regulations remain in effect in the City of Boston:

RESIDENT PARKING AT METERS

Boston residents with resident parking permits will continue to be allowed to park at meters within their neighborhood without having to abide by the time limits or pay the meter.

DISABILITY PLACARDS

BTD will resume ticketing for expired disability placards/plates starting on May 31. The Registry of Motor Vehicles is only processing requests for disability placards/plates by mail. 

To view a complete list of parking codes and fines in the City of Boston, residents can visit here or call 311.

The Boston Transportation Department will continue to evaluate additional parking enforcement changes throughout the phased reopening. For more information, please visit boston.gov/transportation

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