Commercial Permit Parking

About Commercial Permits

Employees who work in a commercial district are strongly encouraged to walk, bicycle car pool, or take public transit to their workplaces so that as many parking spaces as possible are left available for customers. To assist businesses located in the commercial areas, however, a limited number of employee parking permits are available for purchase. Here’s how they work:

Commercial On-street Permits

Qualified businesses located in a commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit that allows parking on a designated residential side street within a 1/4 mile of the commercial district. Holders of these permits are guaranteed a parking space on the street.

The terms of this permit are as follows:

  • Cost - $500 per fiscal year, pro-rated by quarter
  • Hours - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Vehicles are exempt from time-based restrictions such as "No Parking 8 - 10 a.m."
  • Limits - No limit on number of permits each business can have
  • Renewal - Annual renewal by July 1, expiring June 30

Because these commercial parking permits are hang tags they can be shared among employees. For more information contact 617-730-2177 or download the application

*Please note that the Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, JFK Crossing, and St. Mary's Commercial Districts are full and have a waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list call 617-730-2177. 

Coolidge Corner – Centre Street West Parking Lot (56 spaces)

Qualified businesses located in the Coolidge Corner commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit that allows parking in the unmetered Centre Street West parking lot. Holders of these permits are guaranteed a parking space in this lot.

The terms of this permit are as follows:

  • Cost - $78 / month + one time $25 administrative fee
  • Hours - 9 a.m - 8 p.m., Monday - Saturday
  • Lot not available on Thursdays when Farmer's Market is in session
  • Limits - 2 permits per business
  • Renewal - Does not require annual renewal. Continuously billed on a quarterly basis in January, April, July, and October

Because these permits are hang tags they can be shared amongst multiple employees. Contact 617-730-2177 for more information.

Coolidge Corner – John Street Parking Lot (14 spaces)

Qualified businesses located in the Coolidge Corner commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit that allows parking in the unmetered Centre Street West parking lot. Holders of these permits are guaranteed a parking space in this lot.

The terms of this permit are as follows:

  • Cost - $78 / month + one time $25 administrative fee
  • Hours - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Saturday
  • Limits - 2 permits per business
  • Renewal - Does not require annual renewal. Continuously billed on a quarterly basis in January, April, July, and October

Because these permits are hang tags they can be shared amongst multiple employees. Contact 617-730-2177 for more information.

Brookline Village – Kent Street Meter

Qualified businesses located in the Brookline Village commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit (hang tag) that allows them to park at the 10-hour meters on Kent Street that have been reserved for commercial use. Holders of these permits are not guaranteed a parking space and must pay the meter fees when parking.

The terms of this permit are as follows:

  • Cost - $25 / year + cost of parking meter (75 cents / hour)
  • Hours - 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Limits - 2 permits per business
  • Renewal - Annual renewal by July 1, expiring June 30

Because these permits are hang tags they can be shared amongst multiple employees. Contact 617-730-2177 for more information.