New Somerville Parking Meter Rates in Effect

Increase is the first in Somerville in more than a decade. New meter rate is $1.25 per hour.

SOMERVILLE – The Somerville Traffic & Parking Department announced this week that the rate for parking in metered spots within the city has increased to $1.25 per hour, a $0.25 increase. This increase is the first for meter rates in more than ten years. The Somerville Traffic Commission approved the new rates at their June 2019 meeting. The new rate is in line with other communities in the greater Boston area, and will help increase turnover of parking spaces in the city’s business districts and squares.

In addition to traditional coin payment, where available Smart Meters can be paid using credit cards, and all Somerville meters can be paid via your smart phone using the Parkmobile App, available in the iTunes store or Google Play.

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