Why Did I Get a Parking Ticket?
The purpose of the Town of Brunswick’s parking ordinances are to discourage people from parking in locations which pose a traffic safety hazard and to encourage turnover in parking spaces.
Not Sure Where to Park?
All day parking spaces of significant numbers are available at the following locations:
|Bank Street||Rear four rows of Municipal Lot|
|Cabot Street||Municipal Lot at corner of Cabot Street and Maine Street|
|Elm Street||South Side|
|Everett Street||North Side|
|Federal Street||East Side from Stowe House to Market Lane|
|Mill Street||South Side (except two spaces in front of Great Impasta)|
|Noble Street||North Side|
|Potter Street||North Side|
|Union Street||Both Sides|
Need Long-Term Parking to Take Amtrak or the bus?
Free long-term parking is available for individuals who need a place to park their car while they utilize the Amtrak or bus service from Maine Street Station. The long term lot is on Union Street, just across the street from the Town Hall. However, use of this lot is limited to patrons of the train or bus while away on a trip. Proof of use of train or bus may be established by one of the following methods:
– Make a photocopy of your train or bus ticket, write your name and telephone number on it and leave it on your dashboard (printing side up); or
– Obtain a parking verification form at the visitor’s center, complete and leave on your dashboard (face side up)
Failure to provide proof of usage or the train or bus will result in the vehicle being subject to ticketing and/or tow.
The detailed parking ordinances of the Town of Brunswick can be found in Chapter 15 of the Town Code.
While the rules listed below are not intended to be a substitute for the town code, if the town code puts you to sleep, following these simple rules will keep you from getting a parking ticket in most instances:
– Obey the time limits in timed parking zones;
– Don’t park where there is yellow painted curb, “no parking” signs or pavement painted with yellow or white diagonal stripes;
– When parallel parking, always park so your passenger side wheels are adjacent to the curb;
– When using diagonal parking, your front wheels should be the the closest to the curb;
– Don’t park within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection;
– Dont’ park within 7 feet of a fire hydrant;
– Don’t park in a spot marked for those with disabilities unless you or your passenger have been issued a disability placard – and no one (with or without a placard) should park in the access aisle adjacent to a disability parking spot;
– Don’t park when a parking ban (usually in connection with snow removal) has been declared;
– Don’t park in an area where parking your car would obstruct a driveway or leave less than 10 feet in the travel lane immediately adjacent to your vehicle.
What Do I Do If My Car Has Been Towed?
If your car was towed because it was parked in violation of a parking ban or because it was a hazard to traffic, you can contact Brunswick Police Dispatch at 725-5521 to find out which towing company has your car. The company will expect to be paid the towing fee ($75.00 daytime / $85.00 night) and storage fees ($35.00 per day if not picked up by 11 AM the first day after being towed). Your car will probably also have a parking ticket, but it will not have to be paid prior to the release of the car.
If your car was towed due to a failure to pay parking tickets, the outstanding tickets will need to be paid before the car can be released by the towing company. The towing company will also expect its charges to be paid before the car will be released.
Payment of Parking Tickets
Parking tickets can be paid in person at the Office of the Tax Collector. They can be paid by mail by enclosing a check for the fine amount along with the ticket and mailing it to:
Town of Brunswick
85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Online payment of tickets is not currently an option, but we are currently investigating it and it may be soon.
Appeal of Parking Tickets
If you question why you received a ticket, you may contact Parking Enforcement Officer Holly Warner by email at email@example.com or phone at (207) 721-4350.
If after speaking with PEO Warner you wish to appeal the ticket, it may be done by using our online parking ticket appeal form or by contacting Commander Mark M. Waltz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (207)721-4314.