The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has announced fines will be increased effective Monday, July 2, for parking in violation of eleven City parking regulations. The revenue from the increased fines will go toward transportation projects prioritized in Go Boston 2030.

See the regulations effected and increased amounts in the BTD press release posted below.

Fines will be increased effective Monday, July 2, 2018, for parking in violation of eleven City of Boston parking regulations. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic congestion and safety issues on Boston’s streets.

Also effective July 2nd, vehicles parked in violation of the City’s posted overnight street cleaning program, where street cleaning begins at or aftermidnight and ends no later than 7 a.m., will no longer be towed. However, vehicles parked illegally at these locations will be subject to an increased parking violation fine of $90.

Vehicles parked in violation of the daytime street cleaning program will continue to receive parking tickets with a fine of $40 and will continue to be subject to towing by a private contractor which results in additional fees.

The parking violation fines to be increased are as follows:

Resident Parking, from $40 to $60
Overnight Street Cleaning (Ticket But No Tow), from $40 to $90
Loading Zone, from $55 to $90
No Parking Zone A, from $55 to $90
No Parking Zone B, from $25 to $55
Double Parking Zone A, from $45 to $55
Double Parking Zone B, from $30 to $35
No Stopping or Standing, from $75 to $90
Meter Fee Unpaid, from $25 to $40
Over Meter Time Limit, from $25 to $40
Over Posted Time Limit, from $25 to $40

In City of Boston fiscal year 2017, over 1.3 million parking tickets were issued in Boston.  Yet, BTD continues to receive requests for parking enforcement. In the first ten months of fiscal year 2018, over 33,000 parking enforcement related requests were received through the City’s 311 system.

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  1. Since cars violating street sweeping restrictions are not consistently towed in the North End, a $40 fine will provide little incentive for compliance. Most lots and garages in the area charge at least that much, so why not take a chance on not getting a ticket. Same for meters and double parking, those fines need to be higher to have any real impact on illegal parking.

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