Beginning on Monday, July 6, 2020, its office will reopen to the general public – with limited operating hours – and that parking enforcement operations will resume as normal in the City of Medford at that time. Since late March, at the request of Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Park Medford had been conducting limited enforcement, particularly in Medford’s business districts, due to the Covid-19 public health crisis and related business and economic impacts to the community. With many businesses starting to reopen, parking enforcement operations will return to normal in early July.
Park Medford also announced limitations on in-person office hours, as well as health and hygiene practices its staff will maintain:
Hours of Operation
From July 6 until approximately July 17, the Park Medford office will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Once City Hall reopens to the general public, the Park Medford office will operate on the same schedule as City Hall. We recommend visiting parkmedford.org to check hours of operation before coming to the office.
Covid-19 Safety Precautions
o Employees have been trained regarding social distancing and hygiene protocols.
o Signage will be posted inside and outside of the office.
o No more than two customers will be allowed inside the office at one time. Social distancing measurements will be posted for customers waiting in line.
o Staff and customers must wear face coverings while in the office.
o Plexi-glass barriers have been installed for customer-staff interactions.
o Hygiene protocols are in place for staff, include regular sanitizing of common surfaces, wearing face coverings and gloves, and hand washing stations.
Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn 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.