Parking

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TRAFFIC/ REGULATIONS

PARKING COST

NIGHT-TIME PARKING

EXCEPTIONS

RESIDENTAL PARKING

KSC PARKING RESTRICTIONS

RELATING TO SNOW AND STREET MAINTENANCE PERIOD

RELATING TO EXCEPTIONS TO PARKING REGULATIONS

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

PARKING SERVICES RELOCATING TO CITY HALL, 3 WASHINGTON STREET, SECOND FLOOR

Parking Services will be relocating from the Keene Police Department to City Hall at 3 Washington Street second floor effective Monday, March 31, 2014.  The office at the Police Department located at 400 Marlborough Street will close at noon Friday March 28, 2014.  Parking Services will reopen at the new location at 8:00am Monday, March 31, 2014.  Office hours will remain the same, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00.  If you need assistance this week with tickets, fines or to renew a parking permit, please do so before noon on Friday, March 28th.

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PARK BY PHONE CAN BE USED IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • ELM STREET LOT
  • COMMERCIAL STREET LOT
  • GILBO EAST LOT
  • LIBRARY ANNEX LOT
  • WINTER STREET

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Winter Parking Ban – November 1st thru April 30th

The City wide winter parking ban is in effect November 1st thru April 30th.  There is no parking on any city street from 1:00am thru 6:00am and 12:01am thru 6:00am in the downtown lots, which have a rotating schedule.  *10.25.13 Winter Parking Ban Press Release.


The following is a list of free parking days in the City of Keene for 2014.  The time limit on the meter still applies.

January 1 - New Year’s Day
January 20 - Martin Luther King Day
February 17 - President’s Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Observance of  4th of July
September 1 - Labor Day
October 13 - Columbus Day
November 10 - Veteran’s Day
November 27 & 28 - Thanksgiving
December 18 thru 25 - Holiday Week


Registration Blocking for Outstanding Parking Tickets  

On August 6, 2009, the Keene City Council affirmed the adoption of New Hampshire RSA 231:130-a, Notification of Unpaid Fines, with an effective date of January 1, 2010.

Adopting the provisions of this statute allows the City of Keene to block vehicle registrations for those with outstanding parking violations more than 28 days old. Under this provision, individuals with parking violations that meet these criteria will not be able to register their vehicle(s) until they have satisfied their parking debt.

The Bureau of Parking Enforcement will begin sending out notices to those who have outstanding parking fines so that they can make arrangements to satisfy their account prior to this provision taking effect.

Also in accordance with this provision, the City of Keene will enter into reciprocal agreements with the Cities of Manchester, Hudson, and Nashua, who also utilize the authority granted under this statute.  In doing so, City of Keene residents with outstanding parking violations in those Cities will also be barred from registering their vehicles until those debts are settled.  In turn, those Cities will also block registrations for their respective residents who have outstanding parking debt in Keene.

For further information, or to make arrangements to satisfy a current outstanding parking violation, please contact the Bureau of Parking Enforcement at (603)357-9845, or appear in person at 400 Marlboro Street.


Keene Downtown Parking Lots:

 


 

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Metered Parking Spaces:

  • Hours of operation of the meters 8:00 A.M. through 5:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday. Sunday and Holidays are exempt.

  • There are two standard rates for meters. On-street in $.25 per 30 minutes, while the fee for parking lots is $.10 per 30 minutes. You will find longer term meters(up to ten hours), in the lots.

  • If there is one meter between two spaces, generally, the handle of the meter should face the space that it goes to. 

Reserved Spaces: 

  • Many parking lots downtown have an availability of reserved parking space for a prepaid fee of $115.00 per quarter (Wells Street Lot Lower section $140.00). Reserving a space essentially allows you to park without having to plug a meter during the hours of operation of the meters, as listed above.

  • Residents and patrons of downtown are still responsible for complying with the other night-time restrictions as mentioned below.

Parking Lot Reserved Fees:

Daytime quarterly rentals: $115/quarterly
Nighttime quarterly rentals: $115/quarterly
Wells St. Park Structure monthly: Lower Level $140/quarterly
Meter daily rentals (construction): $5/day
Short term overnight rentals: $5/day 

On-Street Reserved Fees:

Meter for construction: $15/day
Weddings/special events: $15/day

Meter Fees:

On-street parking: $.25/per 30 minutes 
Lots: $.10/per 30 minutes 


Night-time Parking Restrictions

  • There is no parking allowed on-street between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. in the Central Business District, November 1st to April 30th. There is no parking allowed on-street between the hours of 2 A.M. to 6 A.M. in the Central Business District, May 1st to October 31st.

  • November 1 through April 30 there is no parking permitted on any City street between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.

  • This restriction included the paved portion of the roadways and the entire City owned right-of-way. 

 

 


Exceptions: as approved by the City Council

Oak Street, East Side, with permit  
Elliot Street, South Side for a distance of 120' East from Main Street, with permitBetween

November 1 through April 30 the schedule for rotating parking lots at night-time is in effect. During this time-frame between the hours of 12:01 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., parking is permissible by alternating schedule only.

As of 1994, between May 1 and October 31 it is permissible to leave a vehicle in a municipal lot for 5 nights consecutively. Day-time restrictions still apply, (such as parking meters or reserved parking). The exception to this is any lot that may be posted for no parking. 


Residental Parking Permit District

Residents can petition to the City Council to create a district which allows only residents of their street to be able to legally park on their street.  Upon receipt of a petition representing a majority of the residences within an area and upon approval by the City Council these residents’ vehicles will be exempt from certain “No Parking” codes.

Current Residential Parking Permit Districts:

Adams Court, north and south sides

Bruder Street, north side

Hamden Drive, east and west sides

Hancock Street, both sides     

Iceland Circle, north and south sides

Wilcox Terrace, east and west sides


Keene State College Area Parking Restrictions

KSC Parking


For questions pertaining to Parking in the City of Keene, contact the Parking Enforcement Section at: 

City of Keene Parking Services
3 Washington St
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3124 
(603)357-9845