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The Brookline Resident Permit Parking (RPP) Program allows a motor vehicle displaying a valid resident permit sticker to park on your residential side street, within your police sector, in excess of 2 hours from 6am to 2am.

Resident Parking Permit

Cost: $25.00 per permit

Renewal: Annual renewal by July 1st, expiring June 30th.


Why does Brookline have a Resident Permit Parking Program?

The Transportation Board wants to preserve the livability of our residential neighborhoods by discouraging non-residents (e.g., commuters and commercial area shoppers) from parking on residential streets for long periods. The Brookline RPP Program does not prohibit non-residents from parking on local streets for less than 2 hours, nor does it guarantee neighborhood residents an on-street parking space whenever they want one. Participants in the RPP Program also are not allowed to park overnight or to violate any other parking regulations that may be in effect on your street. However, residents who live in areas that experience high levels of on-street parking by non-resident vehicles will benefit from not having to move their vehicles to another street every two hours during daytime hours.

How Do Residents Apply for Resident Permit Parking?

Residents may submit a completed Resident Permit Parking Application to the DPW - Transportation Division office at 333 Washington Street, 4th floor either in person or by mail. This application must include (a) a valid Massachusetts vehicle registration indicating that the vehicle is garaged in Brookline (Note:owners of leased vehicles must provide a copy of a signed lease), (b) a valid Massachusetts drivers license bearing a Brookline address, and (c) payment of the $25 permit fee per vehicle by cash or check made out to the "Town of Brookline".

By Mail or in person: DPW Transportation Division
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

When Is a Residential Parking Permit Required?

If you live on a residential street that is included in the program, and you wish to utilize on-street parking for longer then 2 hours, you must obtain a Resident Parking Permit. This permit will allow to park in excess of 2 hours from 6am to 2am provided you obey all other posted regulations that may be in effect on your street.

Who is Eligible for a Resident Parking Permit?

A resident parking permit may be issued to the owner of vehicle that is registered to a Brookline address with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehciles. The only exceptions are leased or company cars under the custody of an applicant who can provide proof of residency on a residential street within the Town of Brookline that qualifies for the program under Article V(b) Section 7 of the Traffic Rules & Regulations.

How Much Does A Resident Parking Permit Cost?

The annual fee for the resident parking permit sticker is $25.00.

How Long is a Resident Parking Permit Valid?

Residential parking permits are valid for a term of one (1) year from July 1 to June 30, regardless of the actual date of issuance. Renewals can be made either by mail, in person at the DPW - Transportation Division at the above addresses, or online. No additional verification will be required to renew a permit, as long as that vehicle is indicated in the previous year's list of permit holders and its vehicle registration on file has not expired.

What Are The Streets That Do Not Qualify For A Resident Permit Sticker?

All Private Ways within the Town of Brookline and the following public ways:

Adams Street, Beacon Street (999 to 1441, 1609 to 1730), Boylston Place, Boylston Street, Chapel Street, Copley Street, Crowninshield Road, Elba Street, Harvard Street, Hayden Road, Holden Street, John Street, Mountfort Street, Pearl Street, Pierce Street, St. Mary's, Station Street, Webster Place, and Webster Street.

Are Visitor Permits Included In The New Resident Permit Program?

Only those streets that are restricted, by a vote of the Transportation Board, as 'Permit Parking Only" qualify for a visitor permit. These permits allow a vehicle visiting a residential address on one of the streets listed below to park for a maximum of 5 consecutive days. The cost of these permit hang tags is $5.00 with a maximum of 2 per resident. The following streets qualify for the visitor program: Chestnut Hill Avenue (439 to 474), Clinton Road (300 to 419), Penniman Road, Taylor Crossway, and Willard Road.

If I Live In The Area Surrounding Brookine High School, Where Should I Go to Get My Resident Permit Sticker?

If you live on one of the following streets you should go to the Administration Office at the Brookline High School to apply for your Resident Permit Sticker: Blake Road, Davis Avenue (151 to 205), Gorham Avenue, Greenough Street, Lowell Road, Somerset Road, Stanton Road, Tappan Street (46 to 125), and Welland Road.