How do I go about getting a parking permit for one of the Town lots? What is the cost?
You must be a New Canaan resident to purchase an annual Commuter parking permit. Visit the Parking Department to put your name on a waiting list. You may also print the "Request to be placed on the Waiting List for a Commuter Parking Permit" form from this Web site, fill it out, and return it to the Parking Bureau. Commuter Waiting List form Further details will be found on the Commuter Permits page.
If I have a Business in New Canaan and don't have ample parking, how do I go about getting a Parking Permit in town? What is the cost?
You may visit the New Canaan Parking Department to put your Business Name on a waiting list. You may also print the "Request to be placed on the Waiting List for a Business Parking Permit" form from this Web site, fill it out, and return it to the Parking Bureau. Business Waiting List form Further details will be found on the Business Permits page.
Why is the waiting list for the RR/Lumberyard so long, when I see many empty spaces most of the time?
A study has indicated that many people do not use their permits on a daily basis. The Parking Bureau for this reason has issued many more permits than spaces.
If I commute occasionally to the city, where can I park in New Canaan?
A permit to park for a full day in an unoccupied Permit Space in any Richmond Hill or Talmadge Hill permit lot may be obtained from the Parking Bureau for $7.00. A maximum of two Day Passes may be used per week (except for special circumstances). These passes are available to New Canaan residents only.
For general shopping and business, where can I park in the town of New Canaan?
Most Parking Lots in New Canaan have metered parking. Most streets in downtown New Canaan have free on-street parking. Please observe time limits posted on street signs. Follow instructions posted on individual parking meters, or on the "Iron Mike" system.
I know of out-of-town residents who display a New Canaan Parking Permit on their car. How is this possible?
Out-of-town residents should not have a New Canaan Parking Permit. If a permit is found in a vehicle that is not registered with the Parking Bureau, a citation for misuse of permit will be issued. Some New Canaan residents own and/or lease out-of-state registered vehicles.
How do I go about appealing a parking ticket?
The citation may be appealed before the Parking Commission by giving written notice of intent to the Parking Bureau within 10 days of the citation date. Responsibility for receipt of the citation and timely remittance rests with the violator. Prior to the Commission Meeting, a notification will be sent to you with the date and time of meeting. Further details will be found on the Enforcement page.
How do I get a Handicapped Parking Permit?
You can call or visit the State Motor Vehicle Department to apply for a Handicapped Parking Permit.
Who establishes the cost of a Parking Permit, or sets the Parking Meter rates?
The Parking Commission recommends to the Board of Selectmen the establishment of fees.
What is the daily parking cost to take the train?
The cost to park for 12 hours at the New Canaan Railroad Station is $6.00 and at Talmadge Hill is $5.50. (See Parking Lots for details)