Temporary Parking Permit: Eligible Candidates

Temporary Parking Permit Eligibility

A temporary parking permit may be issued to Brookline residents, or those employed by Brookline residents, who by reason of a unique hardship are unable to comply with the Brookline 2-hour daytime parking restriction or overnight parking ban. So as not to undermine the integrity of the 2-hour rule and overnight parking ban, a temporary parking permit may be issued only for conditions that are temporary or short-term in duration.

Eligible Candidates

The following candidates for temporary permits are allowed under the Town’s Traffic Rules & Regulations:

Guests or Visitors - Overnight Hours

Guests or visitors of Brookline residents staying in the resident’s dwelling unit who are unable to find off-street parking for a fee of $10 per night. Those residing within a 1/4 mile radius of a designated overnight lot shall park in that lot. Overnight only.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 30 days to a guest or visitor for the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. provided they:

  • Are guests or visitors of a Brookline resident and are staying in the resident's dwelling unit
  • Do not reside within a ¼ mile radius of the nearest overnight public parking lot
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

In-Home Child Care Provider - Daytime Hours

In-home child care providers who are retained by Brookline residents to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and need relief from parking regulations during daytime hours in order to provide care without interruption for a maximum of 6 months. Daytime only.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 180 days to an in-home child care provider for the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided they:

  • Are hired by a Brookline resident to perform services at their residential location
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a letter of employment signed by a Brookline resident
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

In-Home Health Care Providers

Daytime Parking - In-home health care providers who are employed by Brookline residents to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and need relief from parking regulations during daytime hours in order to provide care without interruption for a maximum of 6 months.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 180 days to an in-home heath care provider for the hours of 8am to 6pm provided they:

  • Are hired by a Brookline resident to perform services at their residential location
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a letter of engagement from a Massachusetts licensed health care agency, physician, or social worker from the Brookline Council on Aging
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

Overnight Parking - In-home health care providers who are employed by Brookline residents to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and need relief from parking regulations during overnight hours in order to provide care without interruption for a maximum of 6 months. Those residing within 500 feet of a town owned lot will have the permit issued for the lot.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 180 days to an in-home health care provider for the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. provided they:

  • Are hired by a Brookline resident to perform services at their residential location
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a letter of engagement from a Massachusetts licensed healthcare agency, physician, or social worker from the Brookline Council on Aging
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

Said permit will be issued for a public parking lot if the residential address is within a 500-ft. radius of the nearest overnight public parking lot.

Residents With Construction-Related Activities

Daytime Parking - Residents who must park on the street during daytime hours because construction-related activities at their residences does not allow them to utilize their driveways or other off-street parking spaces for a maximum of 30 days. Only available for residents who reside on a street without Resident Daytime Parking Permits. Those residing on a street with Resident Daytime Permit Parking available can only qualify for Overnight temporary permits and must apply for a Resident Daytime Parking Permit separately for daytime use.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 30 days to a resident for the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided they:

  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a valid Building Permit issued by the Town of Brookline or a valid contract between the resident and the tradesman describing the service being provided (if the building permit is not applicable)
  • Reside on a public way that is not eligible for a Daytime Resident Permit
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

Said application to be submitted by a condo association or a building manager, if applicable, for all displaced vehicles.

Overnight Parking - Residents who must park on the street during overnight hours because construction-related activities at their residence does not allow them to utilize their driveways or other off-street parking spaces.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 30 days to a resident displaced for construction reasons for the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. provided they have:

  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a valid building permit issued by the Town of Brookline or a valid contract between the resident and the tradesmen describing the service being provided (if the building permit is not applicable)
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

Said application to be submitted by a condo association or a building manager, if applicable, for all displaced vehicles.

Seasonal Tradesmen

Seasonal tradesmen who are employed by a Brookline resident to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and must park on the street during daytime hours because they are unable to secure off-street parking spaces for a maximum of 8 months for a fee of $5 per day.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 240 days to a seasonal employee for the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided they:

  • Are hired by a Brookline resident to perform services at their residential location
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a valid contract between the resident and the tradesman describing the service being provided
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application

Tradesmen

Tradesmen who are employed by a Brookline resident to perform services in a residential dwelling unit and must park on the street during daytime hours because they are unable to secure off-street parking spaces for a maximum period of 30 days for a fee of $5 per day.

A temporary permit may be issued for a maximum of 30 days to a tradesman for the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided they:

  • Are hired by a Brookline resident to perform services at their residential location
  • Paid the necessary fee
  • Provided a valid building permit issued by the Town of Brookline or a valid contract between the resident and the tradesman describing the service being provided (if the building permit is not applicable)
  • Submitted a completed temporary parking permit pre-approval application