This article was submitted by Swampscott police.
The is accepting applications for waivers to the town’s winter parking ban.
Those who do not have adequate off street parking available can apply for a parking waiver at the Swampscott Police Station.
Processing the waivers can sometimes take up to two weeks so if you plan on applying it would be advisable to do so soon.
The winter parking ban requires that all motor vehicles must be off of the roadways between the hours of 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1, 2011 (the evening of Nov. 30th) through March 30, 2012.
The only vehicles that may be left on the road during these hours are vehicles with valid winter parking stickers.
All vehicles will be issued parking violations based upon the following conditions:
- The absence of a parking waiver sticker ($20)
- Vehicle parked on the street despite forecasted snowfall, regardless of being issued a sticker ($25).
- Vehicle parked on the street during a snow emergency and/or impeding snow removal ($50).
Interested parties may pick up applications and guidelines at the Swampscott Police Department or online at www.swampscottpolice.com.
There is a $30 non-refundable fee per motor vehicle for the application.
Checks or money orders only are to be made payable to the Town of Swampscott.
A copy of the registration for each vehicle at the residence must be submitted with the application.