Drivers, beware: Boston parking ticket prices are going up, starting Monday
If you park your car on Boston streets, take heed: Parking ticket prices in Boston are going up starting Monday.
Drivers can expect to pony up a bit more money for infractions like going over the meter time limit, parking in a residential zone without a permit, double-parking, and parking in a loading zone.
The city also recently announced changes to fines for parking on the street illegally during scheduled — and dreaded — street-sweeping operations.
“Vehicles parked in violation of the City’s posted overnight street cleaning program, where street cleaning begins at or after midnight and ends no later than 7 a.m., will no longer be towed,” city officials said. “However, vehicles parked illegally at these locations will be subject to an increased parking violation fine of $90,” up from $40.
Violations for parking in a street-sweeping zone during the daytime will still carry a $40 fine, and the vehicle will probably still be towed, officials said.
The city hasn’t raised parking fines in a decade, according to the department. Revenue from the increases will go toward projects highlighted in the city’s Go Boston 2030 plan, a long-term transportation initiative.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh first announced plans to increase parking fines for some types of violations in April, as part of a transportation strategy included in his budget. Earlier this month, Boston City Council approved a tweaked version of the proposal.
|Ticket type||Current fine||Fine as of July 2|
|Overnight Street Cleaning (Ticket But No Tow)*||$40||$90|
|No Parking Zone A (Downtown)||$55||$90|
|No Parking Zone B (Neighborhoods)||$25||$55|
|Double Parking Zone A||$45||$55|
|Double Parking Zone B||$30||$35|
|No Stopping or Standing||$75||$90|
|Meter Fee Unpaid||$25||$40|
|Over Meter Time Limit||$25||$40|
|Over Posted Time Limit||$25||$40|