Parking Violation Fines

Parking Violation Law


The Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90, Section 20A, C, D and E as amended provides information on motor vehicle violations and fines.

The basic fine and any additional fine(s) provided for in Sections 1, 2 and 3 hereof shall be applicable for each and every violation. Please note that all fees are subject to change, per applicable law.

Section 1

Violation Description
Violation Code
Fine
Parking Meter Violation
1
$15.00
Meter Feeding-Overtime
2 $30.00
Overtime Parking (except at meter)
3 $15.00
Not parked withing marked spaces or not at a meter
4 $20.00
Parking in restricted or tow away areas
5 $20.00
Parking in wrong direction
6 $15.00
Parking more than 12 inches from the curb
7 $15.00
Parking in taxi stand
8 $15.00
Improper angle parking
9 $10.00
Parking other than at designated space in municipal lot
10 $15.00
Parking on sidewalk
11 $50.00
Parking on crosswalk
12 $25.00
Parking within 20 feet of intersection
13 $20.00
Parking in bus stop
14 $20.00
Parking double
15 $20.00
Parking in front of private way or driveway
16 $20.00
Parking within 10 feet of fire hydrant
17 $50.00
Parking without leaving 10 feet of unobstructed lane
18 $20.00
Fire station entrance or accessibility parking violation
19 $25.00
Snow emergency parking violation
20 $20.00
Parking in or blocking fire lane
21 $50.00
Parking in or in front of alley
22 $15.00
Residential sticker parking - 1st violation
23 $25.00
Parking illegally in a handicapped persons zone
24 $300.00
Winter parking ban 13-182
25 $20.00
Storage parking/abandoned parking 13-185
26 $200.00
Street Cleaning
27 $20.00
Residential sticker parking - 2nd + subsequent violation
28 $50.00
Other 29 N/A
Commercial Vehicle
30 $75.00

Section 2: Additional Fine After 21 Days


If the basic fine provided in Section 1 above is not paid by the offender within 21 days of notice of parking violation as provided for in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 20A, as amended, there shall be added to the basic fine an additional fine of five ($5) Dollars, for each violation, as authorized by said statute.

Section 3: Additional Fine After Notice to Registrar of Motor Vehicles


If the basic fine and any additional fine provided for in Sections 1 and 2 above is not paid by the offender before notice thereof from the Parking Clerk to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, as provided for in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 20A, as amended, there shall be added to the basic fine and additional fine another additional fine of five ($5) Dollars for each violation, as authorized by said statute.

If you have additional comments, questions, or concerns, please contact the Parking and Garages Department at 978-674-4014 for assistance.