Snow Emergency Parking Bans
Snow Emergencies will be declared by the Office of the Mayor, in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and the Greenfield Police Department, with notice being made through multiple channels including radio and the City's website. You can also sign up for Greenfield alerts here.
- During a declared Snow Emergency, no on-street parking is allowed anywhere in the City during the specified times. Parking is only allowed in the Chapman / Davis parking lot and the Olive Street Garage.
- The Chapman / Davis Street Lot has a designated area for overnight parking, but cars must be moved for snow plowing between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- The Olive Street Parking Garage gates will be opened and parking is free until the end of the declaration. Cars should park in the interior, not on the exposed top deck, during a Snow Emergency.
- THE CITY WILL HAVE ALL VEHICLES IN VIOLATION OF THE EMERGENCY PARKING BAN TOWED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT DURING SNOW EMERGENCIES: When the City determines parking will be drastically altered or that the paying of meters would cause a possible safety hazard due to snow berms or ice build ups, the City will not issue parking citations for non-payment in those areas. The City will announce the lifting of payment regulations, effected locations, and duration on its website. The lifting of these regulations only applies to hourly paid spaces at parking meters and marked “pay and display” spaces in town parking lots. Marked “Permit Parking Only” spaces will continue to be only for permit holders from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, during snow emergencies.
Parking in Greenfield
The City recognizes the needs of business owners, employees, and residents to have consistent, reliable, affordable parking. The City offers a variety of parking locations and payment options. Paid parking is enforced 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except Massachusetts Legal Holidays >>. Metered and kiosk parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays, and anyone may use Permit spaces on the weekend as well.
Click here to download a printable map >>
Report a Problem with Parking Meters or Kiosks >>
Pay or Appeal a Parking Violation >>
Annual Parking Permits
Annual permits are available for people who frequently park downtown. Annual Parking Permits are valid in areas marked for “Permit Parking” in municipal lots and select downtown streets. The cost for this single, annual permit is $350 for the year. Permits for 2022 will be on sale beginning December 1, 2021. Permits purchased after January 1, 2022, will be prorated by full months. Buy a Permit >>
Rates and fine print here >>
Parking at City Hall
During the summer of 2021, the City launched the Court Square Pilot Project, closing off Court Square to traffic. Weather willing, on November 24th, the City DPW staff will make the following changes to re-open Court Square (see map and details ):
- Remove the temporary planters and street furniture.
- Re-establish one-way southbound only traffic on Court Square from Main Street to Bank Row.
- Re-establish short term, handicap and loading zone parking spaces on Court Square.
- Establish all access to City Hall/Church/Funeral Home rear parking thru Court. Square or via the alleyway near Veterans Memorial Park. (No turns from Bank Row into the south end of Court Square will be permitted.)
- Narrow the Court Square travel lane.
- Install new stop sign on Court Square at the intersection with Newton Place.
Read the fine print here >>
Olive Street Parking Garage
Open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, the Olive Street Garage provides safe, covered parking for City residents and visitors. The garage offers short-term parking & long-term parking with the first hour free, and people can also sign up for monthly Parking Permits for $35 per month. Buy a Permit >>
Rates and fine print here >>
Municipal Parking Lots
Greenfield has seven parking lots with a mix of pay-and-display and permit parking. When you park in one of the lots, please check to make sure you’re in the correct type of space. Pay-and-display kiosks take cash and credit cards. You can also park in the municipal lots using the Passport App. You may park in any lot spaces, both kiosk and permit, for free on weekends.
Rates are between $0.25 / hour and $0.75 / hour, and maximum parking limits vary from 2-10 hours, depending on the location.
On-Street Meter Parking
There are more than 480 on-street metered spaces in Downtown Greenfield. Most of these spaces are along Main Street. These meters take coins or you can use the Passport App. Metered parking is always free on Saturday and Sunday.
Passport Parking App
You can use the Passport App to pay for parking in all of downtown Greenfield, with the exception of the Olive Street Garage. Learn how and download the app here >>
Appeal a Parking Violation >>
Resident parking permits are available for residents living in certain neighborhoods with marked “resident parking only” areas. Resident parking permits may be obtained at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office in City Hall during business hours. You must bring proof of residency such as your driver's license, utility bill, rental lease, etc. There is a limit of two resident parking permits per household.
Current Resident Parking eligible households are along:
- Northeast Main Street Area: Church Street, Park Street, Franklin Street
- Southeast Main Street Area: Prospect Street, Prospect Ave, Congress Street, Grinnell Street, Hope Street
Park and Ride
MassDOT maintains a free commuter parking lot at 18 Miner Street (near the intersection of I-91 and Route 2) for people carpooling or commuting. More information from MassDOT >>
Disability (Handicap) Parking
FEE EXEMPTION: In cities and towns that have parking meters, people who have an HP plate or display an HP placard are exempt from paying parking meter fees. However, this exemption only applies to meters, not any other type of pay to park system. (M.G.L. c. 40 § 22A)
TIME LIMIT EXEMPTION: People who have an HP plate or display an HP placard are exempt from the time limits on a parking space, such as 15 minutes or 1 hour only, etc. However, this does not exempt plate or placard users from fines or towing when “No Parking” restrictions are in effect, such as snow emergencies. (M.G.L. c. 40 §22)
Downtown Bus and Train Service
- Franklin Regional Transit Authority bus routes service downtown Greenfield. For more information, see the FRTA website >>
- Amtrak's Vermonter train stops twice a day in Greenfield. For more information, see the Amtrak website>>
- Long-term parking for Amtrak or other travel is available in the Olive Street Parking Garage. Learn more >>
- In addition, several private companies offer bus service, taxi services, or livery services in Greenfield.
- On Saturdays and Sundays, on-street and municipal lot parking is free. Plus, parking is free all day on Massachusetts Legal Holidays >>.
Posted: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 01:52 PM
Updated Wed, Mar 16, 2022 12:00 AM