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When will my Resident Parking Permit and Visitor Parking Permit expire?

Where do I place my Resident Parking Permit?

If my vehicle registration number changes or I purchase a new vehicle during the year, do I need to obtain a new Resident Parking Permit?

What should I do if I move from one section of the City to another?

Is my Visitor Parking Permit valid throughout the City?

Where should the Visitor Parking Permit be displayed?

May I use my Visitor Parking Permit on a vehicle owned or controlled by me?

I have a visitor that is staying with me longer than three (3) days, what should I do?

How do I obtain a Massachusetts registration or change my principal place of garaging to Cambridge?

 

When will my Resident Parking Permit and Visitor Parking Permit expire?

On January 31st each year.

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Where do I place my Resident Parking Permit?

The Resident Parking Permit may be placed on the lower, front driver's side window or lower, rear driver's side window.   Which ever you prefer.

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If my vehicle registration number changes or I purchase a new vehicle during the year, do I need to obtain a new Resident Parking Permit?

Yes. The registration number on your resident parking permit must match the registration number of your vehicle.

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What should I do if I move from one section of the City to another?

Notify the Department of your new address. Your Resident Parking Permit remains valid. Return your Visitor Parking Permit and get a new one for the new area.

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Is my Visitor Parking Permit valid throughout the City?

No. Your Visitor Parking Permit is only valid in the immediate area in which you live (see map on the back of the permit).

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Where should the Visitor Parking Permit be displayed?

On the dashboard above the steering wheel. Please make sure "This Side Up" is showing, otherwise, the visitor parking permit is not acknowledged.

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May I use my Visitor Parking Permit on a vehicle owned or controlled by me?

No. Visitor Parking Permits are for your visitors. They are not valid on a vehicle owned by a Cambridge resident.

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I have a visitor that is staying with me longer than three (3) days, what should I do?

Submit a written request through the “consideration” program.

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How do I obtain a Massachusetts registration or change my principal place of garaging to Cambridge?

To register your vehicle in Massachusetts and change your principal place of garaging to Cambridge, you must contact your insurance agent and the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles at 857 368-8000.

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