Mayor Walsh today announced changes in Boston parking enforcement during Covid-19 times:
Residents with a valid resident permit sticker will be allowed to park in a metered or two-hour parking space, without having to adhere to the time limit or pay a meter fee, within their specific neighborhood.
People without such stickers, however, can be ticketed if they park at a meter and don't pay, or stay in a designated space for longer than two hours.
As previously announced, BTD will not ticket cars parked on streets on street-sweeping days. That decision to drop ticketing has been extended to cars with expired inspection stickers and car registration.
The city has begun marking off spaces in front of restaurants that now offer takeout for five-minute customer parking.
Parking enforcement officers will continue to enforce other parking laws, such as prohibitions against parking in front of hydrants or in handicap spaces.