Parking Administration

Nanci L. Forrestall
Parking Enforcement Administrator

Parking Administration is responsible for parking related matters within the City of Northampton in the following areas:

  • Parking Enforcement
  • The collection and adjudication of fines and fees resulting from the issuance of parking tickets
  • Maintaining the Parking Ticket Payment and Parking Permit Systems    
  • Parking Ticket Appeal Process and Administrative Hearings  
  • The clearing of "marked" registrations and licenses through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles upon payment of outstanding fines        
  • The filing of Abandoned Vehicle Reports in accordance with MGL Chapter 90, Section 22A and Abandoned Vehicle Hearings      
  • Parking Permits; Residential, Long-Term Lots and E.J. Gare Parking Garage
  • Meter Bag Rental Program

Maintenance of the city's parking meters, parking lots, parking garage, on-street parking facilities, and additional responsibilities are handled by the Central Services Department.   

Northampton Parking Map
Northampton City Ordinances - Vehicles and Traffic
Pay a Parking Ticket 
The Office accepts both fine payments and appeal requests online at: are available on-line 24 hours after issuance.   You will need the parking violation information (ticket number and vehicle registration) to complete the process.  Appeal requests must be received in writing either on-line or by mail within 21 days of issuance.   The Hearing Officer will review the appeal and send you a written response advising whether the fine will be waived or stand.    



By Telephone:   1-800-956-1264 
By Mail:  City of Northampton
                 Processing Center
                 PO Box 2052
                 Tarrytown, NY 10591-9052                                     

In Person:   Office of the Parking Clerk
212 Main Street
                     Northampton, MA 01060

In person payment for tickets in Non-Renewal Status must be in cash, credit/debit card or money order only.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays)

Please Note - When paying a non-renewal parking violation you must contact the Office of the Parking Clerk at 413-587-1025 to have the violation released at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

PARKING PERMITS - There are currently three types of permits for municipal parking within the City of Northampton.

Long Term - Allows parking in long term lots and at long term parking meters.  Long term meters are identified with a red top. The cost for this permit is $45 per month

Lease Holder - Allows parking in the E.J. Gare Parking Garage at a cost of $90 per month.  There is currently a waiting list for this type of permit.  Contact the Parking Clerk at 413-587-1025 to be added to the wait list.

Neighborhood - Currently restricted to residents of Kensington Avenue.