Brookline Parking – Everything You Need to Know

June 20, 2016 - 6 minutes read

SPOT is here to help you #ParkEasier. First by providing affordable and convenient parking SPOTs, and then by giving you a comprehensive guide to the parking rules of neighborhoods and cities in the Greater Boston Area. Let’s get started! Here’s everything you need to know about BROOKLINE parking:brookline parking


Town-owned parking spots in Brookline are few and far in between. And if you’re lucky enough to find one, prepare to be faced with a lot of rules, regulations, and most of all, time constraints.

  • DAYTIME PARKING: Unless otherwise posted, no driver may park a vehicle on the same street in Brookline between the hours of 6 a.m. of one day and 1 a.m of the following day, for more than two hours. Otherwise known as the time when most people need parking. But wait, the daytime parking rule excludes Sunday and public holidays! Thank you, Brookline, for granting us only one day of convenient parking.
  • OVERNIGHT PARKING: Unless its allowed by the transportation board, no driver may park on any street in Brookline (or any town-owned off-street parking facility) for longer than one hour, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on any day of the week. In short, on-street overnight parking is virtually nonexistent.
    • The overnight parking spaces the town provides are very limited, and very expensive.
  • WINTER PARKING: No cars are permitted to park on any street in Brookline once a snow emergency has been declared. (Something to keep in mind when looking to rent a SPOT in Brookline during the winter)


  • ON STREET PARKING: Work in a commercial district in Brookline? The town provides a very limited number of employee parking permits available for purchase. However, of course, they come with time constraints – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • COOLIDGE CORNER – CENTRE STREET WEST PARKING LOT: 56 spaces are available at this location. A few time constraints to keep in mind: Parking permits only in effect 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, the lot is not available on Thursdays when the Farmer’s Market is in session. Business are only proved with 2 permits to park in this lot.
  • COOLIDGE CORNER – JOHN STREET PARKING LOT: 14 spaces are available at this location. Qualified businesses located in the Coolidge Corner commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit in this lot. The same time constraints of the Centre Street West parking lot apply (exclude constraints surrounding the Farmer’s Market.) Businesses are only provided with 2 permits to park in this lot
  • BROOKLINE VILLAGE – KENT STREET METER: Qualified businesses located in the Brookline Village commercial district are eligible to receive an employee parking permit that allows them to park at the 10-hour meters on Kent Street, which are reserved for commercial use. Holders of these permits are not guaranteed a parking space, and must pay the meter fees when parking plus the annual fee for the permit. These spots come with time constraints of 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Business are only provided with 2 parking permits.

OVERNIGHT GUEST BROOKLINE PARKING: If you are a Brookline resident, you can purchase an overnight parking pass that will allow a guest to park in a town-designated guest parking space. The overnight guest parking permits are effective from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. of the following day. One of the downsides? The purchase of a guest permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space in a lot closest to the residence’s home. Parking spots available to overnight guests are very limited. In the 7 parking lots that allow overnight guest parking, there are less than 20 spots available in each lot. Parking outside of the designated parking spots, even with a guest permit, will result in a fine. The overnight guest parking permits can only be purchased after 6 p.m. on the day in which you intend to use it. The cost of the permit is $10 a night, and there are no available refunds.

OVERNIGHT RESIDENT BROOKLINE PARKING: Brookline residents with no off street-parking spaces, in order to comply with the all-night parking ban, are accommodated with town-owned parking spaces. There are only 325 parking spaces in all of Brookline available for resident overnight parking. These spaces are only available on Weekdays and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Brookline parking isn’t always easy, but SPOT’s got you covered. Although parking in Brookline is as annoying as getting stuck behind slow-walkers when you’re trying to catch the T, with the help of SPOT, parking in the Greater Boston area, is both convenient and affordable. Download our app here to #ParkEasier in and around the city.



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