Reminder from LPD: No Overnight Parking on City Streets, Lots

The Lowell Police Department asked us to pass on a reminder to all City of Lowell residents that per ordinance 21-67, on street parking between 2am-6am is not allowed. The dates this ordinance is in effect is from November 1 through March 31.

Sec. 21-67. – Parking prohibited on city streets between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.; exception.

No vehicle shall be parked, except as provided herein, on any street within the city between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. annually from November 1 through March 31. The chief of police is hereby authorized to establish a parking permit system which system shall set forth a procedure by which a person may apply for a permit to park on city streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. annually from November 1 through March 31 when as determined solely by the chief of police to be absolutely necessary. The fee for such permit shall be established from time to time by the city council.

(Ord. of 3-10-77, § 17-31; Ord. No. 16-04 , § 1, 9-19-16)

Lowell officers have been directed to enforce this ordinance, especially in the event of inclement weather where snow and/or ice is expected. The restriction applies to public streets, lots and parking structures, and failure to comply with the ordinance will result in a $20 ticket.

The purpose for this ordinance is to keep our streets clear so that our DPW employees have room to clear the streets with plows or salt trucks, which makes for safe travel for everyone.

Overnight parking permits can be granted by the Chief of Police or his designee based upon a specific hardship and will be granted for limited time only. No overnight parking permits will be issued for the months December through March except for extreme hardships situations.

During the winter months, vehicle owners are expected to find an alternative to parking on the street overnight (pulling into the yard area, parking in a neighbors drive, receiving permission to park in a nearby business lot, etc.)

Anyone wishing to apply for a permit must come to the police department and fill out the application. Permits will be granted on a case-by-case basis if the applicant can show an immediate need. Cost of the permit is $25.00 (if granted).

Please have available upon application a specific reason the permit is needed and a plan to resolve your parking issue.

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