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:   Northampton Parking
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 please contact this office 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 majority of the long term lots are located conveniently close to Main St., these include; Round House Lot, Old South Lot, Hampton Lot, and James House Lot. 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.  Please call 413-587-1025 to be added to the wait list.

Neighborhood - Currently restricted to residents of Kensington Avenue.  To qualify for a resident parking permit you must be a homeowner or resident of Kensington Ave. Permits may be obtained at this office during business hours.  You must bring proof of residency such as your driver's license, utility bill, rental lease, etc.  There is a limit of two permits per household at a cost of $25 per permit per year.