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Parking Violations Fines: Going up!

Looks like parking in the city, just got a little bit more expensive!  Boston City Council approved to increase parking fines and stricter policing of parking violations and increases go into effect on Monday, July 2nd.  

Last April, Mayor Marty Walsh announced his “Transformative Investments in Go Boston 2030 Transportation Plan as Part of Recommended Budget and Capital Plan.” (Phew, that’s a mouthful!) Part of this plan was the increase of parking ticket fees with the hopes it would discourage congestion (hello double parking)! The funds raised will go towards designated bike lanes, protected bike paths, improving infrastructure, traffic signals and more.

Ticket fees have not been increased since 2008.

So what does all this mean for you? Well, if you’re don’t have a resident sticker and are parked in a resident-only spot your will go from $40 to $60. Double-parking tickets will increase from $45 to $75 in Zone A (downtown) and in Zone B (neighborhoods) $30 to $35. Street cleaning tickets (for overnight street cleaning) will increase from $40 to $90. The city will also no longer tow cars that violate the street sweeping policy on the overnight street cleaning. (Areas like East and West Broadway) In residential areas, street cleaning fees will stay the same and TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED.

So consider yourself warned. 

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.


  1. Not So New to The Hood says

    Nice. Do the meter maids regularly walk the lesser traveled southie streets or do you need to 311 people who take advantage of the system? I feel like I never see them on the smaller streets.

    • GB says

      Perhaps you should buy a second phone to make dual 311 reports on every problems you find in Southie? It would give you greater purpose in life. Cheers!

    • Not So New to The Hood says

      The people taking advantage of residents and breaking the rules, yes…. those thieves.

  2. Sarah McNulty says

    This will be great for city revenue but the people who think this is the biggest challenge facing neighborhood parking are in for a rude awakening. When you drive up the cost of visitation, a lot more carless residents will find it easier and easier to decide that they actually do need a car. The end result being more and more cars permanently parked on Southie streets by people who only use them occasionally (which if you don’t think this is the biggest driver of overcrowded streets already then you’re not tracking how long it takes 20%-40% of the cars in Southie to shovel out after storms).