Pay By Phone Options Available in Business Districts
Enforcement Activities to Begin February 28
MEDFORD – The City of Medford Parking Department has fully transitioned from operations previously undertaken by ParkMedford and will begin formal enforcement and permitting operations this month, Parking Director Faye Morrison and Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced today. The Department, located on the first floor of City Hall, will begin issuing parking permits begin enforcement activities on February 28.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
Parking enforcement begins on 2/28.
From 2/28 – 3/13, “warning” tickets will be issued to allow residents and visitors to adjust to new enforcement measures. (Tickets will still be issued for all public safety violations, such as blocking a fire hydrant, parking in a handicap parking space without a proper permit, etc.)
Parking Control Specialists will enforce all regulations currently outlined by City ordinance and that ParkMedford had been tasked with enforcing. See the full list & meet our staff at http://www.medfordma.org/parking.
All parking operations, information, and materials can be found online starting 2/28 at http://www.medfordma.org/parking, or at the Parking Department on the first floor of City Hall.
There is a new Pay by Phone option for parking in business districts. Visit http://www.medfordma.org/parking for details.
While residents and visitors adjust to the new Parking Department schedule and operations, “warning” violations will be issued over a two-week period, from February 28 through March 13 for all parking violations that do not impede emergency or public safety operations.
All parking permit requests, appeals requests, payment options and other parking-related operations can be conducted online by visiting the City’s website at http://www.medfordma.org/parking. A new pay by phone app is also being launched, providing a streamlined option for parking in metered locations. To download the “PayByPhone” app search for “PayByPhone” in the App Store or Google Play, or visit http://www.medfordma.org/parking for the direct link.
“The Parking Department staff has been working diligently to make sure all our processes and procedures are tested and ready to go to ensure an equitable and efficient transition in Medford’s parking operations. I am so pleased to say we are fully up and running, and ready to provide this essential service for our city’s residents and businesses,” said Morrison. “With any new system there will always be growing pains, but my staff and I are here to provide any information and clarification needed in the coming weeks, and we will continue to work hard to make sure our neighborhoods and business districts are both safe and inviting for all.”
“Providing quality customer service, efficient and consistent parking policy and enforcement has been a critical need in Medford and I am so glad to finally be able to transition to full in-house parking operations. Throughout 2021 our Commission on Parking Policy and Enforcement invested a tremendous amount of time and expertise to lay the groundwork for this transition and help us better understand all of the various needs of residents, businesses, and visitors to Medford. Having clear and consistent policies and enforcement will create more and better parking availability in our neighborhoods, enhance business parking programs, and make sure our streets are safe and accessible. Please bear with us as we formally transition to our new parking operations, and know that we are committed to continuing to grow and make adjustments as necessary as we move forward,” said Mayor Lungo-Koehn.
For more information and details about the Medford Parking Department and operations, visit http://www.medfordma.org/parking.
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