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Drivers, beware: Boston parking ticket prices are going up, starting Monday

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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.

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“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.

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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.

Fines, they are a changin' Check out the new parking fines that go into effect July 2 in Boston.
Ticket type Current fine Fine as of July 2
Resident Parking $40 $60
Overnight Street Cleaning (Ticket But No Tow)* $40 $90
Loading Zone $55 $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
* Note: This change only applies to vehicles parked where street cleaning begins at or after 12 a.m. (midnight) and ends no later than 7 a.m. Vehicles parked in violation of daytime street cleaning will continue to receive tickets with a $40 fine and will continue to be towed by a private contractor, which results in additional fees.

SOURCE
: City of Boston Transportation Department

Matt Rocheleau, Danny McDonald, and Adam Vaccaro of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Steve Annear can be reached at steve.annear@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @steveannear.