Every year, per City ordinance, certain streets and portions of streets are posted as “resident parking only” for the month of October. The list of these streets is below. Resident-only parking on these streets is in effect Mondays-Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7:00 a.m. Note that other streets are posted as "resident parking only" year-round; on those streets enforcement is seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
Residents on the temporary October resident-parking only streets are being mailed one parking permit per vehicle registered in the City of Salem at their qualifying address. If you live on one of these streets and do not receive a permit by October 1st, please visit either the Parking Garage Office (1 New Liberty Street; Mondays-Fridays 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) or the Traffic & Parking Department (98 Washington Street, 2nd floor, Mondays-Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to noon). Please bring with you proof of residency (copy of lease, utility bill or license with eligible address on it) and proof of vehicle registration at the eligible address.
For leased vehicles: you must also show proof of residency at the qualifying address. For company vehicles: you will need a letter on company letterhead stating you have use of that vehicle and proof showing your residency at the qualifying address. For Salem State University students: in addition to your vehicle registration, you will need an official stamped letter from the Registrar’s Office AND a lease showing that you currently reside at a qualifying address.
The fine for parking on a resident only street without a valid parking permit is $50 and illegally parked vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Traffic & Parking Department at 978-745-8120.
Temporary Resident Parking Permits will be mailed to addresses on the following qualifying streets:
Andrew Street | Barton Place | Beacon Street | Becket Avenue | Boardman Street | Bridge Street (from Howard St to Beacon St) | Briggs Street | Broad Street (from Phelps St to a point 150 feet west of Cambridge St) | Cabot Street (from Cedar St to Gardner St) | Cedar Street | Chase Street | Cherry Street | Conant Street | Cross Street | Cypress Street | Dalton Parkway | Derby Street (from Palfrey Ct to Fort Ave) | Dow Street | Downing Street | Emerton Street | Endicott Street | Essex Street (from Flint St to Boston St) | Essex Street (from Cambridge St to Summer St)| Essex Street (from Herbert St to Webb St) | Fairfield Street | Flint Street (from Bridge St to Federal St) | Flint Street (from Essex St to Dalton Pkwy) | Forrester Street | Fort Avenue (from Webb St to #39 Fort Ave) | Fowler Street | Gardener Street | Hancock Street | Harbor Street (from Lafayette St to Congress St) | Harrington Court | Harrison Avenue | Hathorne Crescent | Hathorne Place | Hathorne Street | Leavitt Street (From Lafayette St to Congress St) | Lemon Street | Lemon Street Court | Lyme Street | Lynn Street (from Andover St to River St) | Margin Street (even side only) | Milk Street | Mt. Vernon Street | Naumkeag Street | North Pine Street | Orne Square | Palmer Street (from Lafayette St to Congress St) | Park Street | Parker Court | Peabody Street | Pearl Street | Phelps Street | Pickering Street | Pickman Street | Pleasant Street | Pond Street | Porter Street | Porter Street Court | Prescott Street | Prince Street | Prince Street Place | Salem Street (from Harbor St to Chase St) | Saunders Street | Smith Street | South Pine Street | Spring Street | Stearns Place | Summer Street (from Margin St to Endicott St) | Vale Street | Ward Street | Warren Street (southside only from Flint St to Pickering St) | Washington Square East (eastside only) | Washington Square North (northside only) | Washington Square South (southside only from 38 Washington Sq S to Washington Sq E) | Webb Street | Webster Street | Winter Street | Winthrop Street | Woodbury Court