Effective Monday August 31st, no parking will be allowed on the dirt lot (Parcel #1) located at the corners of Middlesex St, Canal St. and Jackson St.    Cars parked on this dirt lot will be ticketed by the City, 24 hours/day.   Parking is available at metered spaces on the surrounding streets and in the Early Garage a short walk from the Judicial Center.

Parcel 1 No Parking


Lowell has ample parking opportunities in all its main districts. When you visit the Canalway Cultural District, our main downtown area, we suggest you take advantage of our public garages. Fees are the same across all garages.

Hours of enforcement are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. If you did happen to enjoy Lowell too much and need to pay your parking citation, there are options. For questions regarding parking in Lowell, please call 978-674-4014.


To learn more about where to park in Lowell please visit our Facilities page.

Parking Fees in Lowell

Parking in Lowell costs $1.50 per hour on the street, on metered lots, and in all parking garages. If you plan to stay longer than 2 hours, our Parking Garages are your best choice. Please be aware that if you are using a credit card to pay for your metered space, you will be charged the 1 hour minimum. You can purchase additional time via the white button on the pay station, up to the maximum allowed time. We accept coins, bills and credit card at all pay stations across the city. You can use the Passport Pay-By-Phone app to pay for on street parking using your smartphone. (More about how to pay for parking and how to Pay By Phone).

Respect Loading Zones

Loading Zones are for commercial vehicles servicing local business only. It is ok for business owners to load and unload their vehicles if they own a business close by. The maximum time you should spend in a loading zone is 30 minutes.

Permit Parking

Lowell offers a variety of parking permits to residents, visitors and local business owners. Residents living in dense neighborhoods can take advantage of residential parking passes and purchase a reserved parking sign while downtown residents and professionals can purchase monthly passcards for public parking garages. Apply for a permit here.

Parking Citations

There are a number of options for paying a parking citation, including online, by mail or in person at one of 2 drop-off locations. For more information, visit the Parking Citations page.

Parking Projects

Visit the Parking Projects page to learn more about recent or ongoing parking projects. Information on the Hamilton Canal Parking Garage can be found there.

Parking Department Partners

The City of Lowell Parking Department is working with LAZ Karp Associate on the day-to day facilities management for Lowell Parking Garages and with Madison Security on all security related operations.