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Parking Rules and Policies

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Learn more about parking policies, stations, and payment options.

For your safety and the safety of other commuters, we ask that you follow these rules and policies when parking at MBTA lots and garages. Violating them may result in a ticket or fine, and your vehicle may be towed.

If you notice anything suspicious at an MBTA lot or garage, call the Transit Police at 617-222-1212.

Safety and Security

  • MBTA lots and garages are patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the MBTA Transit Police
  • Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some lots fill up quickly during the week. Please plan your commute accordingly.
  • Cars parked outside of regular parking spots may be towed.
  • Please note that you park at your own risk. Be sure to lock your vehicle and put away your valuables.
  • Be careful entering and exiting your vehicle—the ground may be snowy, icy, or wet.
  • If you need help, use the garage intercom, and an MBTA staff member will assist you.
  • If you have car trouble while in an MBTA garage, please alert an attendant.

Paying for Parking

Effective October 29, 2020, contactless payment methods will be available at all of our lots and garages.

The daily parking rate must be paid by midnight on the day you park. The easiest way to do this is with PayByPhone. If you don’t pay by midnight, you’ll get an invoice in the mail.

Unpaid Parking

Unpaid parking sessions are invoiced and mailed to the registered vehicle owner on a monthly basis. They include the daily parking fee plus a $1 surcharge for every unpaid parking session.

30 days after the original invoice date, an additional $10 fee will be assessed for each day of unpaid parking. 90 days after the invoice date, an additional $20 fee will be assessed for each day of unpaid parking. Vehicle owners may be asked to pay this fee in order to renew their registration with the RMV.

Learn more about non-payment of parking invoices and parking tickets

Overnight Parking

Learn which MBTA lots and garages allow 24-hour parking

For MBTA lots and garages that do not allow 24-hour parking, cars parked after 2 AM and earlier than 30 minutes before the first train is scheduled to leave the station may be towed or ticketed.

Long-term parking is not available on MBTA property. Cars left for more than 30 days will be towed.

Winter Parking

When it snows, MBTA staff and subcontractors will be on duty to ensure roadways and lots are clear. However, snowfall may limit available parking spaces. Please plan ahead by checking service alerts, and give yourself extra time on your commute.

Any cars parked outside of designated spaces or overnight may be ticketed and/or towed.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

At some MBTA lots and garages, there are charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids. While charging your vehicle is free at these stations, you will still need to pay to park in the spot.

Most MBTA charging stations are managed by ChargePoint, and you will need a contactless card to use them. Please visit the ChargePoint website to sign up and find charging stations.

As a courtesy to other customers, please only use these spots while charging your vehicle. Cars parked in these spots that do not have EV registrations may be ticketed or towed.


Contact Customer Support with questions about these policies