Parking Info/Bans

Parking opportunities are different for each of our properties. Please see your lease for any

Worcester Residential Parking Program is overseen by the Parking Administration Office.

According to the City of Worcester Revised Ordinances Chapter 13 §40; No person shall park any vehicle in any area posted “resident parking only” without a properly displayed, valid and current resident parking sticker

All parking fines and/or penalties and all excise taxes and/or penalties due to the City of Worcester on all vehicles registered to all household members must be paid in full prior to issuance of any stickers or permits to household members. The new permits will be mailed to the address on record or given in person at the Parking Administration Office when all the information has been verified.

Permits must be renewed by July 1 and are valid through June 30. If a permit is not renewed by July 1, any ticket issued due to an expired Resident Parking Permit will be the responsibility of the Registered Owner.

No sticker or pass shall be issued unless all required proof of residency, ownership or professional service is provided as follows:


In order to receive a parking sticker or pass, the following documentation must be provided:

Leased Vehicles

  • Proof of residency on permit street: a copy of a current utility or apartment lease, and
  • Original registration for vehicle confirming vehicle is garaged in Worcester, and
  • Copy of vehicle lease in name of resident.

Resident Vehicles

  • Copy of your current registration issued by the RMV, registered to the permit street address.

For further information or to apply with the city click here.

Street Sweep Schedule

Dates: First week in April and takes 8 to 10 weeks to complete, depending on weather.


  • Arterial streets are swept 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., Monday – Friday
  • Residential streets are swept 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Street sweeping will begin in the section of the City that has trash collected on Thursday, then progress to the Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Wednesday trash collection areas.


Street Sweeping Rules

  • Parking Ban will be in effect while street is being swept.
  • Street Sweepers cannot pick up brush, branches or yard waste. Bring these items to one of the city’s yard waste drop-off sites.
  • Sweep sidewalk debris into street gutter prior to street sweeping. Do not place debris in streets after they have been swept. Violators are subject to fines.



  • Streets will be posted approximately 1 – 2 days prior to street sweeping.
  • Parking Ban will be in effect while street is being swept.
  • Failure to follow parking ban may result in a ticket or tow.

Other notification options:

  • Sign up for ALERTWorcester
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  • Government Access Channel 192
  • Call Customer Service at 508-929-1300.


The Winter Parking Ban is designed to keep streets open, safe, and essential traffic moving during snow storms. Residents are discouraged from parking on the street during any snow storm and are encouraged to plan ahead for alternative off-street parking.

Stay Updated

DPW&P Customer Service Center is the official source for up-to-date information on the winter parking ban, parking regulations on your street and snow complaints.

For the latest updates on the winter parking ban:

Winter Parking Ban Search

(Please select from list)

Winter Parking Rules

Winter parking bans on public streets fall under two categories, PERMANENT and DECLARED.

PERMANENT BAN remains in effect from December 1st through April 30th on Emergency Arteries, WRTA Bus Routes, and streets that are critical to the flow of traffic. There is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and anytime a snow emergency is declared.

DECLARED BAN is put into effect on all remaining city streets whenever accumulating snow is forecast. When a Declared Ban is in effect, restrictions apply that typically allow parking on one side of the street.


Illegally parked vehicles are the biggest obstacle to effective snow removal efforts. Vehicles that violate the winter parking ban or otherwise hinder snow removal will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Please support our efforts by parking your vehicle in conformance with the winter parking ban.

City Street Snow Clearing

The following is a general description of how snow is removed from City streets.

  • DPW&P may pre-treat roadways before a winter storm based on forecast conditions.
  • When a snow storm begins, DPW&P responds by sanding and/or salting the main roads and bus routes. Salting serves two purposes: to keep traffic moving, and prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement.
  • Snow plowing begins when snow accumulates one inch or forecasts indicate that it will. Over 350 city and private plows may be called and assigned to plow pre-determined routes. The City’s policy is to plow the full width of the street, curb to curb, during each storm.
  • Once snowfall has stopped and plowing is winding down, salt trucks begin post-storm salting. Main streets and bus routes are salted to achieve bare pavement conditions. Residential streets are treated as needed based on post-storm conditions.

Calling the city for service should be avoided early in a storm, since it may take several hours for plows to make their way to your street. If you believe that a request for service is warranted and sufficient time has elapsed for the city to have responded, please call their snow complaint number at 508-929-1300.

If plowing is included in your lease or management agreement please contact Sustainable Comfort directly at 508-713-6680 ext 2.