Nanci L. Forrestall
Parking Enforcement Administrator
Parking Administration is responsible for parking related matters within the City of Northampton in the following areas:
- Parking Enforcement
- The collection and adjudication of fines and fees resulting from the issuance of parking tickets
- Maintaining the Parking Ticket Payment and Parking Permit Systems
- Parking Ticket Appeal Process and Administrative Hearings
- The clearing of "marked" registrations and licenses through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles upon payment of outstanding fines
- The filing of Abandoned Vehicle Reports in accordance with MGL Chapter 90, Section 22A and Abandoned Vehicle Hearings
- Parking Permits; Residential, Long-Term Lots and E.J. Gare Parking Garage
- Meter Bag Rental Program (PDF)
Maintenance of the city's parking meters, parking lots, parking garage, on-street parking facilities, and additional responsibilities are handled by the Central Services Department.
PARKING TICKET PAYMENT & APPEAL SYSTEM
The parking administration office accepts both fine payments and appeal requests online. Tickets are available on-line within 24 hours after issuance. You will need the parking violation information (ticket number and vehicle registration) to complete the process. Appeal requests must be received in writing either on-line or by mail within 21 days of issuance. The Hearing Officer will review the appeal and send you a written response advising whether the fine will be waived or stand. If the appeal is denied a new due date will be set by which time the fine must be paid.
PARKING VIOLATION PAYMENT OPTIONS
By Telephone: 1-800-956-1264
Northampton Parking Administration Office
212 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Please Note: In person payment for tickets in Non-Renewal Status must be in cash, credit/debit card or money order only. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays) When paying a non-renewal parking violation please contact this office at 413-587-1025 to have the violation released at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
By Mail: Please make checks or money orders payable to the City of Northampton and send payment to: City of Northampton Processing Center - PO Box 2052 - Tarrytown, NY 10591-9052
PARKING PERMITS - There are currently three types of permits for municipal parking within the City of Northampton.
Long Term Monthly Permits - The cost for a long term permit is $45 per month. This permit allows parking in long term lots and at long term parking meters. Long term meters are identified with a red top. The majority of the long term lots are located conveniently close to Main St., these include; Round House Lot, Old South Lot, Hampton Lot and James House Lot
Lease Holder - This permit allows parking in the E.J. Gare Parking Garage at a cost of $90 per month. There is currently a waiting list for this type of permit. Please call 413-587-1025 to be added to the waiting list. Existing Lease Holder permits only may be renewed on-line at https://www.buymypermit.com/northampton/
Neighborhood - Currently restricted to residents of Kensington Avenue. To qualify for a resident parking permit you must be a homeowner or resident of Kensington Ave. Permits may be obtained at this office during business hours. You must bring proof of residency such as your driver's license, utility bill, rental lease, etc. There is a limit of two permits per household at a cost of $25 per permit, per year.
*Permit holder's are responsible for keeping informed about special events, holidays and winter parking bans which may impact long-term lots. We recommend signing up to receive City Alerts through CodeRed. This allows you to receive a phone call, email or text message when a Winter Parking Ban is called, and again when it is lifted. This system also keeps you informed of other critical news and events. You can also follow updates on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages.