Parking Permit Information

Parking Permit Information

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Parking permits may be purchased on a monthly basis for a variety of locations in the downtown. Permits must be fully visible from the outside of the vehicle to be valid.


Parking permits must be renewed prior to expiration. Failure to do so may result in loss of the permit and being placed on a waiting list for the next available opening.

If there are extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from meeting the renewal deadline, you must contact the Parking Bureau at 603-516-6132, or email

All parking permits are for use in designated areas only. For information regarding permit availability, contact the Parking Bureau at (603) 516-6132 during business hours.

Downtown resident parking permits are available only under the following conditions: Qualified downtown units (one per unit)

  • That have no off-street parking.
  • Are within 200 feet of a designated resident permit parking area.
  • Residential developments that have insufficient on-site parking and were approved as “commercial ventures” by the Planning Board do not qualify.
  • The number of available permits is limited in each authorized location.
  • Permits are vehicle specific.
  • The applicant must provide proof of residency.
  • The permit is not intended to authorize continuous long term parking.

Vehicle owners may be required to move their vehicles to accommodate snow removal or other maintenance. The Police Department will attempt to contact the permit holder at their phone number of record, unless the affected area has been posted for a minimum of 12 hours in advance of the maintenance work.

For a map showing permit locations in the downtown area, click here: Municipal Lot Locations.

Parking Permit Rates

Central Fire Station (Broadway)**SOLD OUT**Not available
Fourth Street Lot**SOLD OUT**$25 per month
Orchard Street Garage$55 per month$25 per month
Portland Avenue (Grimes) Lot$20 per monthNot available
River Street Lot$15 per monthNot available
Third Street Lot$45 per monthNot available
Transportation Center Lot
$20 per monthNot available


On-Street Permit Rates

Atkinson Street
$20 per monthNot available
Chapel Street**SOLD OUT**     Not available
Chestnut Street Bridge$30 per monthNot available
First Street**SOLD OUT** 
Fourth Street$25 per monthNot available
Green Street$25 per month 
Not available 
Henry Law Avenue$30 per monthNot available 
Kirkland Street**SOLD OUT**Not available
Main Street**SOLD OUT**$25 per month
Second Street **SOLD OUT****SOLD OUT** 
Saint John Street$30 per month$25 per month

* Downtown resident parking permits are only available for qualified residents who have no off-street parking and are within 200 feet of a qualified resident parking area.  

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