Parking Regulations


The City of Framingham enforces a year-round odd / even side parking restriction program. During even years parking is allowed on the even-numbered side of streets from January 1st to December 31st. During odd years parking is allowed on the odd-numbered side from January 1st to December 31st. Centrally located signs displaying odd or even restrictions according to the year exist in 22 locations throughout town. Yearly changes are broadcast through the media and with the City's rapid telephone notification system.

This restriction is enforced on a block-by-block basis. An exception to this would be (for example) if during an even year, a street has several blocks of intersecting streets along its length and 1 block between intersecting streets had preexisting town signs prohibiting parking year-round on the even-numbered side, residents could legally park on the odd-numbered side - only for that affected block - regardless of odd or even years.


When a snow emergency is declared by the Mayor, parking is prohibited on all arterial roads in town. These roads are posted with red and white signs. View a list of arterial roads.

Residents and motorists are advised to seek off-street parking during town snow plowing operations, as any vehicle obstructing or interfering with plowing operations is subject to ticketing and towing regardless of existing parking regulations for that particular street.

Odd/even parking restrictions exist on all arterial and non-arterial roads in town, including the resident parking zone and three hour parking zones described below


A sticker-based resident parking program is in place for 1 Resident Parking Sticker Zone (PDF). Resident stickers may be purchased through the Treasurer's Office and expire on December 31st of each year. An Application Form (PDF) may be printed online and contain requirements for obtaining stickers.


If you just moved in and you're in the process of re-registering your vehicle, you may qualify for a temporary parking permit. You must bring a lease or proof of residency along with your vehicle registration. Qualified applicants will be required to pay the yearly application fee of $10 described above. Temporary passes will be valid for 45 days. Prior to the expiration of the temporary pass, the recipient must return to the Treasurer's Office and provide proof of residency as described in Number 3.

Note: Applicants are only eligible for 1 temporary permit per year.


There are several 3-hour parking restrictions zones in town, they are:

  • Framingham Downtown Zone
  • Framingham State University / Framingham Center Zone
  • Framingham High School Zone

View the list of streets within these parking zones that have 3-Hour Restrictions (PDF).