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Parking FAQs


What is the parking ticket mailing address?
City of Newton, Parking Clerk
P.O. Box 590363
Newton, MA 02459-0004

To Whom do I make checks payable?
Parking Clerk City of Newton

Defective meter?
By noon of next business day, call (617) 796-1344. Give meter number from middle of white and green ticket. The meter will be checked by an engineer. The engineer makes a report of meter findings. Call back a week later to discover the engineer’s determination. If a police officer wrote the ticket, the meter number is located on front of ticket next to location.

How do I appeal a parking ticket/meter violation?
This is the first step after receiving a ticket.

See back of green and white ticket. A parking ticket appeal must be in writing within 21 days of receipt of the ticket, or by e-mail:, or download the Parking Ticket Appeal form and mail to:

Parking Clerk, Police Annex
25 Chestnut St.
Newton, MA 02465

If you cannot download the form, a written letter will suffice provided it contains:

  1. Name
  2. your address
  3. ticket number
  4. license plate number
  5. Meter number
  6. location of car upon receipt of ticket,
  7. and reason for challenge.

What is the formal hearing procedure?
This is the second step after receiving a denial of the appeal.

See FAQ “How do I contest a parking ticket?” for step 1. If denied, you can request a formal hearing by calling the Parking Clerk at (617) 796-1344. You will be assigned a date and time to appear, at which time you may present NEW INFORMATION not previously provided in the original written appeal. The Parking Clerk will render a decision in writing within 14 days.

What if I’m dissatisfied with the result of the formal hearing?
You may file a formal appeal with the Middlesex Superior Court.

Where are the Parking Ordinances located?
All City ordinances are available here. Ordinances are updated frequently.