The City of Lowell Parking Office's objective is to provide our customers, a clean, safe and customer friendly parking environment, with emphasis on quality of facilities and services in a professional business management atmosphere.
The City of Lowell is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of the 7,000+/- City owned parking spaces both on-street and off-street facilities; one attended parking lot on Davidson Street; and many other locations throughout the downtown and university areas. Services such as Resident, Downtown, and Business Parking Programs, and the downtown Merchant Validation program, are offered to enhance customer satisfaction and convenience.
The Parking Department provides many important results: promotes parking turnover in commercial districts, assists with relieving traffic congestion through out the down town area, meeting or exceeding all current Americans with Disabilities Act parking requirements as well as maintaining itself as a self-supporting entity. As always, the Parking Department will accomodate our Handicapp Parkers with convenient parking spaces - however they will be charged the hourly rate or event rate in all of our Parking Facility's and Lots.
All Parking garages are monitored by selected random video surveillance. The City of Lowell’s contracted security is US Security Associates. US Security Associates is on location at each garage 24 hours a day. If you feel uneasy when returning to your car you may call US Security Associates at 603-893-3840 for a safety escort to your vehicle.
Parking Ticket Payments should be directed to Lowell City Hall, Room 30, Treasurer's Office, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 Tel # 978-674-4222 or online at www.lowellma.gov/services/obp/parkingtix. All other parking questions please call 978-674-4017.
If you should receive a notice from the Registry of Motor Vehicles regarding OLD parking tickets you can contact Kelley and Ryan at 1-800-268-1988 or you can make online payments on their website at www.kelleyryan.com
- City of Lowell Parking Director: James Troup, (978) 674-4014
- City of Lowell Parking Administrator (on street) Parking Violations: (978) 674-4017
- Republic Parking General Manager: William Schmitt, (978) 674-1580
- Republic Parking Garage Manager: Patty Livorsi, (978) 674-1567
- US Security Associates - Captain Bill Riley, (978) 674-1577
Reserved Dwelling Parking Program
The City of Lowell Parking Department announces the launch of the Reserved Dwelling Parking Sign Exchange program. Residents with Reserved Dwelling Parking signs, used to reserve a parking space on the public street, are encouraged to exchange their old sign for the new sign. The Exchange Program will run from Monday, October 15th to Thursday, December 13th and take place at the Joseph A. Downes Garage, 75 John Street, Lowell, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking will be validated at the Downes Garage for the purpose of the exchange.
Residents who exchange their signs during the Exchange Program will have the $10 fee waived for the first year. The old Reserved Dwelling Parking signs will be void effective December 14, 2012. Spaces reserved by old signs will not be enforced for voided signs.
The Reserved Dwelling Parking Space program exists under Lowell Code of Ordinances Section 226-85 through 226-87. In accordance with the City’s Ordinance each residential building that fronts a public street may have one parking space reserved on the public street adjacent to the building, for use by the occupants. The reserved parking space is identified by a sign, issued by the City of Lowell.
On June 12th the Lowell City Council adopted changes to the Reserved Dwelling Parking Space Ordinance with the goals of improving how the program functions and is enforced. Changes included clarify the size and location of the reserved parking space, and requiring annual renewal of the reservation.
Prior to the ordinance revision, reserved parking spaces on public streets were provided for $10 each, and never expired. The annual renewal requirement was added to address spaces reserved long after the property had changed occupants and/or no longer needed the space. The new renewal fee is $10 per year. This fee is waived for residents 70 years or older who qualify for the senior real estate tax exemption. This fee will also be waived for existing sign holders who exchange their old sign during the Sign Exchange Program.
Residents seeking to reserve a new parking space may apply at the Parking Department during the Sign Exchange Program, or generally during normal Parking Department business hours. New reservations are subject to the $10 first year fee.
Reserved Dwelling Parking Program