Parking Hearing Information
Odd / Even Parking
The City of Framingham enforces a year-round odd / even side parking restriction program. During even years parking is allowed on the even-numbered side of streets from January 1st to December 31st. During odd years parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side from January 1st to December 31st. Centrally located signs displaying odd or even restrictions according to the year exist in 22 locations throughout the City. Yearly changes are broadcast through the media and with the City's rapid telephone notification system.
This restriction is enforced on a block-by-block basis. An exception to this would be (for example) if during an even year, a street has several blocks of intersecting streets along its length and 1 block between intersecting streets had preexisting town signs prohibiting parking year-round on the even-numbered side, residents could legally park on the odd-numbered side -only for that affected block- regardless of odd or even years.
Resident Parking Zone
A sticker-based resident parking program is in place for 1 resident parking sticker zone. Resident stickers may be purchased through the Treasurer's Office and expire on December 31st of each year. An application form may be printed online and contain requirements for obtaining stickers.
Temporary Parking Permits
If you just moved in and you're in the process of re-registering your vehicle, you may qualify for a temporary parking permit. You must bring a lease or proof of residency along with your vehicle registration. Qualified applicants will be required to pay the yearly application fee of $10 described above. Temporary passes will be valid for 45 days. Prior to the expiration of the temporary pass, the recipient must return to the Treasurer's Office and provide proof of residency as described in #3.
Note: Applicants are only eligible for 1 temporary permit per year.
Three Hour Parking Zones
There are several 3-hour parking restrictions zones in the City, they include:
- Framingham Downtown Zone
- Framingham State University / Framingham Center Zone
- Framingham High School Zone
Weather Emergency Parking Ban
When a snow emergency is declared by the Mayor, parking is prohibited on all arterial roads in the city. These roads are posted with red and white signs. View a list of arterial roads.
Residents and motorists are advised to seek off-street parking during city snow plowing operations, as any vehicle obstructing or interfering with plowing operations is subject to ticketing and towing regardless of existing parking regulations for that particular street.
Odd/even parking restrictions exist on all arterial and non-arterial roads in the City, including the resident parking zone and three hour parking zones described below.
Request a Parking Hearing
A parking ticket must be appealed in writing within 21 days of issuance of said ticket along with a legible copy of the parking ticket being disputed.
- Please fill out the online Parking Hearing Request Form completely with a brief description of why you are disputing the ticket: Parking Hearing Request Form
- Please submit any documentation for the Hearing Officer’s review at time of submitting this application.
Other ways to apply for a hearing are:
- Submit your printed application and any documentation by email to: Collector@framinghamma.gov
- Print your completed application and mail it along with supporting documentation to:
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
- Submit your completed application and supporting documentation in person to:
Room 111, 150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Hearings are conducted in two way:
Through the mail: You will receive a verdict in the mail
In Person: Hearings are conducted once a month and you will be given a time and day to meet with the Parking Hearing Officer. If you are not satisfied with the decision of the Parking Hearing Officer you may file a formal appeal with the Middlesex Superior Court located at 40 Thorndike Street in Cambridge, MA 02141
Failure to appear will result in denial of your appeal and late fees will be added to the violation. You have the right to appeal a parking violation.
Current Policy: Parking Tickets issued by authorized City personnel will be aggressively enforced. The burden of proof rests with the party appealing. When appealing a violation, evidence such as photographs of the vehicle or parking location need to be included in order for an appeal of a violation to be considered. Undeniable proof indicating the violation was issued incorrectly needs to be provided. Absence of required documentation will result in the denial of the appeal.