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 >>.
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Report a Problem with Parking Meters or Kiosks >>
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 2021 will be on sale beginning December 8, 2020. Permits purchased after January 1, 2021, will be prorated by full months. Buy a Permit >>
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 nine 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.
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.
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
Winter Parking Ban and Weather Emergency Parking
Annually on December 1st the City’s winter parking ban goes into effect and continues through April 1st.
Generally, the ban prohibits parking on the odd-numbered side of any street.
- Parking is allowed on both sides of Main St, Federal St, Bank Row and all metered spots for all hours except between 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM.
- Between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM no on-street parking is allowed anywhere in town on any day during a declared snow emergency.
- All parking lots can be used during the day and evening hours, but cars must be out of these lots between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM.
- There are two lots that have designated overnight parking areas: the Hope Street Lot (Corner of Prospect St) and Chapman / Davis Street Lot have designated areas for overnight parking, but cars must be moved out of these areas for snow plowing between 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
- During a declared "snow emergency" 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.
As of 11/29/18, Greenfield has implemented a weather emergency parking ban system, which replaces the previous winter ban on parking from December 1 to April 1.
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, the City will not issue parking citations for non-payment. Read Full Policy Here >>
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 service, or livery service 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 Tue, May 25, 2021 12:00 AM