Paid Parking Season in Plymouth
The rules that apply to parking in downtown Plymouth, on the waterfront, and in North Plymouth differ throughout the calendar year. And in general, there are two parking “seasons” – one in which the public is obligated to pay the posted hourly parking rates – “paid parking season” – and the other in which the public must obey the posted time limits for parking but not pay any parking fees – “free parking season.”
The “paid parking season” currently begins on April 1st and extends through November 30th every year. During this period, those who park in a metered parking space or in an off-street parking lot or garage where parking rates are in effect must pay the hourly fee if parked between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm, seven days a week and on holidays. During this period, all other parking regulations – e.g., time-limited parking, loading zone restrictions, etc. – are also enforced every day of the week including holidays. During the paid parking season, you risk getting a parking ticket if you neglect to pay for parking at a metered space or lot, or don’t observe the posted time limits in effect.
The “free parking season” begins on December 1st and extends through March 31st of the following year. During this period, there is no need to pay the posted hourly rates but you must observe the posted time limits that are in effect between the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm, seven days a week and on holidays. During the free parking season, you risk getting a ticket only if you don’t observe the posted time limits or other restrictions at any parking location.
Please note that Plymouth parking rates and regulations are in effect every day of the week, including on Sundays and holidays. Outside of the core areas of Plymouth (the downtown area, on the waterfront, and in N. Plymouth center) there is no charge for public parking at any time of the year.