Yes. There are city-owned parking garages and parking lots in the downtown area and other parts of the City. There is a map depicting 5-minute walking circles around the parking garages and areas of interest.
Yes, there are limits for parking at meters. Each meter has a time allotment stamped on it. If you continue to park at the meter after a specific amount of time (e.g., 15 minutes, 30 minutes, etc.) you may receive an over-time ticket. You must move your vehicle to another location when your time has expired.
No. The posted limits of 1 hour and 2 hours are strictly enforced. The purpose of creating a time limit is to allow other motorists to find parking so they can patronize local businesses. If you need longer-term parking, there are 10 parking lots and 5 parking garages located throughout the City that charge affordable rates. Please see our Municipal Garages and Parking Lots page for more information.
NOTE: Hit the red "Cancel" button at any time to return to the main screen. You do NOT need to display the receipt on your dash/window.
If you believe you have paid a ticket that you are being billed for, contact the Parking Administration Office at 508-799-8656.
Resident Parking by Permit Only is a City of Worcester Ordinance, which means you must have a permit issued by the City of Worcester to park on that street even if you live on that street. If you don't have a permit, then you may receive a parking ticket. To obtain a permit, you must fill out an application and send it along with applicable fees to: Parking Administration Office. If you have questions regarding the Residential Parking Program, please call 508-799-8656, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Report non-functioning meters to the DPW&P at 508-929-1300 within 72 hours of receiving a ticket between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Once the meter is confirmed defective, mail the ticket to the Parking Administration with the words "Non-Functioning Meter" on the front of the ticket. Include your name and address with the ticket in order to receive a confirmation letter for the dismissed ticket.
NOTE: An overtime meter violation may be issued if your vehicle is parked in a metered space over the allotted meter time, even if the meter is defective.
No. A handicap placard allows you to park only in a handicap designated space and at any metered space without paying the meter. To obtain a handicap placard you must apply at any Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. For more information, contact them at 1-800-858-3926.
You will be assessed a $20 parking fee.
Most single-space parking meters accept all coins and credit cards. All paystations accept all coins, bills and credit cards.
Parking meters are enforced from 8 a.m., to 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Parking on Sunday and holidays are free of charge.
Commercial Loading Zones are for commercial registered vehicles only. Only vehicles with a commercial registration may park in this zone and are given a 30 minute time limit for loading/unloading.