parking

FALMOUTH (Downtown Area)

Main Street

On-street parking is available on Main Street and Shore Street. Parking is free, but limited to three (3) hours.

Peg Noonan Municipal Parking Lot

The parking lot is located off Main Street, west of the Falmouth Public Library (300 Main Street). Parking is free.

Mullen-Hall School (seasonal)

The parking lot is located at Mullen-Hall School (130 Katharine Lee Bates Road) and is only available when school is not in session (July and August). Parking is free.

Lawrence School (seasonal)

The parking lot is located at Lawrence School (113 Lakeview Avenue) and is only available when school is not in session (July and August). Parking is free.

FALMOUTH HEIGHTS

On-street metered parking is available on Grand Avenue (south). No overnight parking. Seasonal Parking Rules may apply.

WOODS HOLE

On-street metered parking is available on Water Street, Luscombe Avenue, Railroad Avenue, MBL Street, and North Street. No overnight parking.

Public transportation is recommended, as parking is limited in Woods Hole. Please refer to the Cape Cod Transit Authority for more information.

PARKING METER BASICS

How to Use an IPS Smart Parking Meter

Parking meters are located in the villages of Falmouth, Falmouth Heights, and Woods Hole

Falmouth’s parking meters operate everyday from 8 am to 6 pm (including holidays)

Maximum time limit of two (2) hours at which time the vehicle must be moved

You may deposit up to 2 hours worth of money in a meter at a time

Meters cost $1.00 per hour, or $0.25 for 15 minutes

Payment will be accepted in coins (quarters only) and credit cards (additional $1.00 administrative fee)

OVERNIGHT PARKING

No overnight parking on any street in the Town of Falmouth. Vehicles with a Handicapped Parking (HP) plate or display a Handicapped Parking (HP) Placard are not exempt from overnight parking restrictions.

SEASONAL PARKING RULES (2016-2017)

Falmouth Heights: Three (3) hours of “free parking” on Grand Avenue from December 2, 2016 to May 24, 2017

Woods Hole: Three (3) hours of “free parking” on Luscombe Avenue, and select parking spaces on Water Street (between Woods Hole Road and the Candle House, #127) from December 2, 2016 to April 1, 2017.

Important Note: Parking in these spaces will be free up to three (3) hours, and then the vehicle must leave the “3-hour Free Parking Zone”. If the parking space is metered, ensure that the parking meter states “free parking”.

PARKING BANS

Occasionally a “parking ban” will be imposed by the Chief of Police during snow emergencies, lawful assembly, special events, and other related events.

HANDICAPPED PARKING

Parking Meter Fees

People who have an HP plate or display placard are exempt from paying parking meter fees. However, this exemption only applies to meters, not any other type of pay to park system.

Parking Time Limits

People who have an HP plate or display placard are exempt from the time limits on a parking space, such as 15 minutes or 2 hours only, etc. However, this does not exempt HP plate or placard users from fines or towing when “No Parking” restrictions are in effect, such as snow emergencies, special events, and overnight parking bans.

RESIDENT PARKING PARKING PERMIT

A Falmouth Resident Parking Permit allows the operator to park a vehicle for free on Millfield Street, Gardiner Road, Buzzards Bay Avenue, High Street, Bell Tower Lane (church side only), Orchard Street, and the Depot Avenue Muncipal Parking Lot. Parking bans may apply. Please refer to the Applications & Licensing section for more information.

PARKING TICKETS AND VIOLATIONS

Failure to obey a parking ticket or violation notice within 21 days after the date of the issuance may result in the non-renewal of the license to drive and/or the certification of registration of the registered owner.

Contact Information

The Police Department does not process parking tickets or violations, instead please contact the Collectors Office, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540 for further information (508-495-7370).

Payment Procedures

PAY ONLINE: www.parkingticketpayment.com/Falmouth

PAY BY PHONE: 1-855-335-8334

PAY BY MAIL:

**DO NOT MAIL CASH*”

Make Check or Money Order payable to FALMOUTH PARKING CLERK. Write your ticket number and plate number on the front of your payment to ensure proper credit and MAIL TO:

Falmouth Parking Clerk
PO BOX 2052
Tarrytown, NY 10591-9052

PAY IN PERSON:

Tickets may be paid by Check, Cash, Bank Check or Money Order at the Falmouth Town Hall Collector’s Office, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA (8:00-4:30 M-F).

APPEAL PROCEDURES

Every Appeal needs to be accompanied by a form available online, by letter or in person, see below.

APPEAL BY MAIL OR IN PERSON:

Mail Appeal form or go in person to:

Falmouth Parking Hearing Officer
59 Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540

The appeal should include the following Information: Your name, mailing address and telephone number. Please supply the ticket number as well as your vehicle registration number (license plate). The statement should explain the reasons for the appeal. If you feel it would assist the Parking Clerk in making their decision, please supply any other documentation that may have a bearing on your appeal (i.e. photographs, diagrams, maps and other documents).

All Parking Ticket processes in compliance with MGL Ch. 90: Sec 20A 1/2, MGL Ch. 90, Sec. 20-D provides penalty for unlawfully removing, tampering with, changing, mutilating or destroying the notice.