Update on Town Parking Lot Enforcement and Permit Renewals

Metered Parking Enforcement To Resume January 1, 2021

Metered parking fees and enforcement will resume in all downtown Town of New Canaan parking lots on January 1, 2021.

Timed street parking, loading zones, no parking zones, handicap spaces and any other illegal parking will continue to be enforced.

Downtown Business Parking Lot Permit Renewals

Business Owner/ Business Employee parking permit renewal applications for downtown Town of New Canaan parking lots were mailed to existing permit holders in early December.

Business Owners/Business Employees who have permits in the Morse Court, Park Street and Telephone lots will be renewed for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2021 at a six (6) month pro-rated fee ($233) based on the permit fee rates previously approved for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This rate includes 6.35% sales tax.

Downtown Business Employees who have permits in the Center and Locust lots will be eligible for a new experimental program of free downtown worker parking permits and will be renewed at "no cost" for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2021. 

Any Downtown Business Employee who does not currently have a permit in the Center or Locust lots can apply for a free permit in the Center or Locust lot by contacting the Parking Department at 203-594-3040 or email to stacy.miltenberg@newcanaanct.gov

This experimental program was initiated to make Main and Elm street parking spaces and parking spaces in nearby metered lots more available for customers of shops and restaurants.

Commuter Parking

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, annual parking permits for commuter lots that expired on June 30, 2020 are extended further until March 31, 2021, with a tentative renewal date of April 1, 2021.  Parking permit renewal applications will not be sent out at this time since there may be a need to further delay renewals depending on pandemic conditions.  

Residents who have questions about obtaining a new commuter parking permit or would like to add their names to the commuter lot wait lists can contact the Parking Bureau at 203-594-3040 or email stacy.miltenberg@newcanaanct.gov.  

Metered parking fees in all commuter parking lots will continue to be suspended through March 31, 2021, and parking fees in these lots will not be enforced until that time.