Types of Parking Permits


There are three (3) basic types of parking permits available to those who live and work in the downtown and waterfront areas of Plymouth.  They differ in terms of who is eligible for the permit (e.g., Plymouth resident, Plymouth Senior resident, local or out of town merchant/employee, commercial fisherman) and where that permit will allow its holder to park in the downtown/waterfront areas.
 

Permit Type and Who's Eligible    

Premium Permit

  • Any Plymouth resident with a valid driver’s license and current vehicle registration may purchase a Premium Permit.
  • Out-of-Town Merchants and Employees with a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and verification of employment in Plymouth may purchase a Premium Permit.  

Limited Permit  

  • Any Plymouth resident with a valid driver’s license and current vehicle registration is eligible for a Limited Permit.
  • Out-of-Town Merchants and Employees with a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and verification of employment in Plymouth are also eligible for a Limited Permit.

Commercial Fisherman Permit

  • All fishermen with a current Commercial Fisherman license, a valid driver’s license and current vehicle registration may purchase a Commercial Fisherman Permit.

There are currently no limits on the number of Premium or Limited parking permits that can be issued by Park Plymouth.  However, you must be a Plymouth resident or work in the downtown/waterfront business districts to qualify for a Premium or Limited permit.  Non-Plymouth residents who work in Plymouth and would like the convenience and low daily parking cost may also purchase a Plymouth parking permit.  Plymouth residents and non-residents alike are eligible for a Commercial Fisherman Permit as long as they possess a current commercial fisherman license.  Park Plymouth caps the number of Commercial Fisherman permits that can be issued each year at 75 permits and they are sold on a first come, first served basis.
 
Permit Type and Where to Park                                                                 

Premium Permit

  • Premium permit holders can park at the Water Street free lots (2), Water Lot 1, Water Lot 2 (4-hour max.), Water Lot 2B (4-hour max), Water Lot 3 (4-hour max), Water Lot 4, Memorial Hall Lot, Depot Square, North St. Lot, Brewster St. Lot, Middle St. Lot, Market St. Lot, Main St. Ext Lot, curbside along an unmetered section of Summer Street, and at the Jenny Pond Lot.  
  • Premium permit holders can also park in the S. Russell Street parking deck, the Cornish Lot, and the Burton Lot adjacent to Town Hall subject to specific restrictions based on Town Hall hours of operation. Click here for a detailed description of those day-of-week and time-of-day restrictions. 
The areas where premium permit holders can park are highlighted in blue and green on the following map. 


  • Limited permit holders can park in the Water Street free lots (2), Water Lot 4, Depot Square, curbside along an unmetered section of Summer Street, and at the Jenny Pond Lot.  
  • Limited permit holders can also park on the upper level of the S. Russell parking deck, the Cornish Lot, and the Burton Lot adjacent to Town Hall subject to specific restrictions based on Town Hall hours of operation. Click here for a detailed description of those day-of-week and time-of-day restrictions. 
The areas where limited permit holders can park are highlighed in orange and green on the following map.


Commercial Fisherman Permit 
 
  • Commercial Fisherman permit holders can park in the commercial fisherman lot located between East Bay Grille and The Lobster Hut, and in all other Park Plymouth parking lots.      
                        

Premium and Limited permit holders can park free of charge daily between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm at any of the above authorized parking locations beginning the date they purchase the permit through December 31st of that year.  Parking permits for the year will generally become available from Park Plymouth on or about February 15th of each calendar year.

None of the above permits – Premium, Limited or Commercial Fisherman – allow its holder to park at any of the on-street parking meters during the paid parking season without paying the applicable hourly rate and obeying the posted time limit.  If you park in an area where your permit is not valid, you could also receive a parking citation if you do not pay the posted parking rate and obey the posted time limit.  Also, purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee its holder a parking space in the areas where the permit is valid.  Public parking in Plymouth is always provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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