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Parking and Garages Department Overview

Thank you for parking in the City of Lowell.  Our goal is to earn your continued trust by meeting your parking needs in a professional and friendly manner, each and every day.
 
The Parking Department focuses on providing customers of the City of Lowell a clean, safe, user friendly parking environment with an emphasis on the quality of facilities and professional services. Through the use of modern parking technologies and effective management of on-street spaces, garage parking facilities and surface lots, we are committed to efficiency and safety, allowing us to provide the City of Lowell's residents and visitors a value added service unlike any other in our greater metropolitan area while maintaining ourselves as a self-supporting entity. 
 
The Parking Department is responsible for the management, operation, and maintenance of 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. We promote parking turnover in commercial districts, assist with relieving traffic congestion throughout the downtown area, and meet or exceed all current Americans with Disabilities Act parking requirements.  While we do our best to accommodate our handicapped parkers with convenient parking spaces, everyone is subject to the same hourly rate or event rate in all of our Parking Facility's and Lots

The Parking Department contracts Republic Parking Services to provide garage management services at George Ayotte Garage and Lot “A”, Joseph Downes Garage, Leo Roy Garage, Lower Locks Garage, Edward Early Garage and Davidson Surface Lot, and is responsible for the day to day management and maintenance of these facilities. US Security Associates is contracted to provide security services at each of these locations and at special events as requested; all parking garages are randomly selected for video monitoring surveillance. Garages are staffed with a security guard all day, every day.  Contact US Security Associates at 603-893-3840, for a FREE escort service to your vehicle, at any time and for any reason.

The Parking Department and Republic Parking Services work together to manage the on-street parking via multi-space kiosks, metered surface lots, and time restricted parking areas. Republic Parking Services is responsible for the collection and maintenance of the kiosks that manage and meter hundreds of spaces.  The City of Lowell Police Department maintains the hundreds of mechanical meters on the streets, and manages the collection of their coins. The Parking Department's Meter Enforcement Officers patrol kiosk, metered, and restricted parking areas and serve as the Parking Department’s front line for customer service and parking enforcement.