Winter Parking Ban

December 1 to April 1


19 School Street, Amesbury, MA 01913

978-388-1217 FAX 978-388-1220

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For Immediate Press Release


Police Chief William A. Scholtz and Public Works Director Robert Desmarais remind residents that the ANNUAL AMESBURY WINTER PARKING BAN begins on: FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st.

All vehicles must be parked off the street between the hours of 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM, regardless of weather conditions, to facilitate the storm operations of the Public Works Department. Any vehicle left unattended on the street will be subject to a parking violation and/or towing at the owner's expense. The winter ban violation fine is $50.00.

Overnight parking is also prohibited in Public School and Municipal Parking Lots, including the Friend Street, Main Street, Water Street, Public Library and School Street parking lots.

Residents living within the CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT may obtain a parking permit at the Clerk's Office in City Hall, 62 Friend Street. The permit allows owners to park their vehicle in designated sections of the Water Street Deck and Friend Street Municipal Lot. To obtain a parking permit, residents must appear in person at the City Clerk's Office with a valid driver's license and vehicle registration, showing an address in the Central Business District. The permit is free and must be affixed to the lower left corner of the back window. Residents will be given further information with the permit by the Clerk's Office. Permits are now available.

During a SNOW EMERGENCY, public service announcements will be broadcast over local radio and television stations, including WBZ 1030 AM to provide further information. When a SNOW EMERGENCY is declared by the Mayor's Office, all vehicles must be removed from City streets, regardless of the hour.

Questions concerning the winter ban may be directed to Mr. Robert Desmarais, Public Works Director, at 978-388-8116 or to the on-duty shift supervisor at the Amesbury Police Department, 978-388-1217.