Update on Commuter Parking Renewals and Changes Regarding Downtown Parking Lots

At its meetings on May 18 and June 1, 2021, the Board of Selectmen took action on several recommendations from the Parking Commission:

Commuter Parking Renewals
The Board of Selectmen approved the recommendation from the Parking Commission that commuter permit renewals will become effective on September 1, 2021 and going forward, renewals will continue to take place on September 1st.  In addition, a commuter who chooses not to renew a permit may remain on a priority list for two years during which time their permit may be reinstated in their assigned lot.

Parking enforcement in the commuter permit lots and daily spaces in the New Canaan train station lot and the Talmadge Hill lot as well as the Boxcar spaces at the Talmadge Hill lot will resume on September 1, 2021.

Boxcar spaces at St. Aloysius Church and Walgreens will continue to require payment.

Saturday Enforcement of Park Street and Playhouse Parking Lots:
The Board of Selectmen approved the Parking Commission’s recommendation that metered parking be charged on Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm in the Park Street and Playhouse parking lots beginning on July 1, 2021, as is currently the case with the Morse Court lot. The reason for this change is to enable enforcement of the requirement that town workers who have free permits to park in the Center School and Locust Avenue lots Monday through Friday also park in those lots on Saturdays, and not to park in the Park Street and Playhouse lots which are intended for shoppers and restaurant patrons.

Additional Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:
The Board of Selectmen approved the Parking Commission’s recommendation to add an additional EV charging station at the Morse Court parking lot next to the existing charging station, and, in addition, that a new EV charging station be installed behind the Town Hall Annex.

PayByPhone Added to Downtown Parking Lots:
In addition, the Town has implemented the mobile payment app PayByPhone in all downtown parking lots.  PayByPhone is an easy-to-use mobile, contactless parking payment option.  Residents who park in one of the downtown lots may enter the space number, license plate number and the amount of time to be purchased. The app which is easily downloaded through the Apple Store or Google Play.  Each downtown lot has its own PayByPhone location number to be entered into the app.  To use PayByPhone, just create an account and enter the information required. (Carrier rates may apply.)