Town of Stoneham Parking Regulations

The Stoneham Police Department reminds you that winter parking regulations will be in effect as of December 1st. This means that no parking is permitted on public streets between 1 and 6 a.m. until April 1.


Residents are particularly reminded that parking is not permitted on sidewalks at any time. This often becomes a problem in the winter when residents attempt to comply with winter parking restrictions by placing cars on the sidewalk. This is not only illegal - it is also dangerous for pedestrians trying to negotiate the sidewalks in already difficult circumstances.

The Director of Public Works, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow or removing ice from any way within the limits of the Town and from the Town parking areas and from any other land owned or used by the Town, may remove or cause to be removed to some public garage or another convenient place, any vehicle parked upon such highway, parking area or land and interfering with such work, and the storage charges and other costs of such removal shall be borne and paid by the owner of the vehicle.

Upon the accumulation of 3 inches of snow or more a parking emergency shall exist and on-street parking is not allowed at any time. These regulations are in effect in order to facilitate snow and ice control in the town. During snow operation/emergencies, parking in the Public Right of Way shall be prohibited at all times.

  1. Parking Stickers
  2. Definitions
  3. Enforcement & Penalties
  4. Parking Fines

In order to more efficiently regulate parking in the Town of Stoneham and to more effectively use parking in the downtown municipal parking lots, the Police Chief or his designee is hereby authorized to administer a program through which eligible individuals may purchase parking placards from the Town Clerk for a fee. Individuals and or businesses may be able to purchase a yearly or quarterly permit. Vehicles bearing a valid, placard would be allowed to park anywhere within any municipal lot for each period for which a parking Placard is issued. The placard must be prominently displayed on the center of the vehicle’s dashboard. 


Enforcement of this regulation shall be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This regulation does not supersede regulations pertaining to emergencies declared in the Town of Stoneham, street sweeping or snow removal regulations. This regulation will become effective April 1, 2008, as amended in October 2013.