The Newburyport Department of Public Services (DPS) has declared a Street Parking Ban effective at Noon on Saturday, January 7, 2017, until further notice, due to expected snowfall. When a parking ban is in effect, DPS attempts to turn on the flashing blue emergency beacons located at major intersections across the City, 6-7 hours in advance of the start time of the parking ban in an effort to provide advance warning to residents, businesses and visitors.
During a Parking Ban, all parking is prohibited on all public ways. Any vehicle parked on a public way is subject to ticketing and/or towing at the owner’s expense. The City’s towing priorities are based on access needs for emergency vehicles (Fire, Police, Ambulance), along with the type and duration of the event. Residents may park (free of charge) in city-controlled municipal lots until the ban has been rescinded. Owners of vehicles parked in the municipal lots must remove their cars within 24 hours after the parking ban is lifted so the DPS crews can properly clear those lots.
Parking Ban status information is provided at www.cityofnewburyport.com or by calling 978-463-0472.