Parking

The City Clerk's Office collects parking ticket payments and distributes parking stickers for the boat ramp and winter overnight parking.

Parking Tickets

Payment is due within 21 days of ticket issuance. Tickets can be paid at the City Clerk's Office, or online.

To appeal a parking ticket, an appeal form (PDF) must be filled out and received by the City Clerk's Office within 21 days of issuance.

After 21 days, a notice is mailed with a $5 late fee applied to the ticket. After an additional 30 days a second notice is mailed with another $5 late fee. Thirty days after the second notice a $20 registry fee is applied and the license and registration is marked at the Registry of Motor Vehicles as non-renewable.

Boat Ramp Parking Stickers

Stickers are available for Amesbury residents at no charge to park at the boat ramp on Merrimac Street. To pick up a sticker, please bring the vehicle registration showing an Amesbury address to the City Clerk's Office. 

Downtown Winter Parking Permit

No vehicle shall be parked on any street during a declared snow emergency. To receive notices of snow emergencies, sign up for Amesbury's notification system, Smart911. Notices will also be posted on the City website, and the blue lights will be turned on at the following locations:

  • Old Post Office (100 Main Street)
  • Corner of Main St. and School St.
  • City Hall Parking Lot (62 Friend Street)
  • In front of the Fire Station (9 School Street)

Downtown winter parking stickers are issued strictly to residents in the Central Business District who can provide a valid, unexpired registration showing ownership and qualifying address. 

Residents of the central business district can obtain a sticker at no charge to park in the lot on Water Street, the Upper Millyard lot on Friend Street and at Lake Gardner during a snow emergency. Vehicle registration must show downtown residential address. To see if you qualify for a parking sticker, please check the address list (PDF). Stickers may be obtained in office (please bring valid vehicle registration) or they may be done online, (see the fillable form below and make sure to attach a valid vehicle registration).

The sticker does not guarantee a parking spot will be available. Parking spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are applying for a sticker and your registration has a differing address, you may show proof of residency with the following:

  • Lease agreement/mortgage statement
  • Copy of excise tax from Treasurer’s Office (can be obtained at City Hall)
  • Any utility bill/bank statement

If you are applying for a downtown winter parking sticker and you are not the owner of the vehicle (example rental car for short period of time, or you have a loaned vehicle), you must provide one of the following:

  • A signed letter from the owner of the vehicle, stating that you are permitted to be using and storing the vehicle in the municipal parking lot during snow emergencies. 
  • A copy of your receipt or paperwork from the rental car company.

If you are applying for a sticker for an authorized company vehicle that you are required to store at your dwelling for job purposes, please provide the following:

  • A signed letter from the business owner of the vehicle, stating that you are permitted to be using and storing the vehicle in the municipal parking lot during snow emergencies. 

If you are the owner of a vehicle, but cannot provide proof of residency, you do not live in the Central Business District, or you have special circumstances, please reach out to the Parking Clerk to see if you qualify for a special sticker. These are issued on a case-by-case basis, are subject to approval by the Parking Clerk, and are issued only after all eligible residents have first received their stickers. 

2023-2024 Winter Parking Maps

Downtown Winter Parking Permit Application

  1. Please complete this form to have a 2023-24 winter parking permit mailed to you. 

    Questions? Please call the City Clerk's office at 978-388-8100.

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