Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke is pleased to announce that residential parking permits are now free for seniors ages 65 and over, and that vehicles that display a handicap placard do not need to purchase a residential permit.
Free residential permits must be obtained in person at ParkMedford, located at 557B Main Street. Seniors must show a valid Massachusetts driver’s license as well as their vehicle registration reflecting the street for which you require a permit. Two free visitor passes will be provided upon request. Seniors who do not have a vehicle may still get two free visitor passes.
Vehicles with a handicap placard on display may park on any street without a permit. However, if you have a placard but do not wish to display it at all times, you will need to obtain a permit for your vehicle. These permits must be obtained in person at ParkMedford and the individual must show the handicap placard, a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, and the vehicle registration reflecting the street for which you require a permit. Two free visitor passes will be provided upon request. If an individual is unable to visit ParkMedford due to mobility issues, a representative can visit ParkMedford in their stead and provide all necessary documentation to obtain a permit.
This initiative joins the Medford Senior Parking Decal program created by Mayor Burke in 2016. These decals can be purchased for $25 and allow seniors ages 65 and over the ability to park in downtown business districts for up to 3 hours without paying the kiosk. Individuals with a handicap placard can take advantage of these benefits without purchasing a decal.