Haverhill Temporarily Ends Downtown Parking Fees During Health Crisis

An existing downtown parking meter. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Drivers are getting a reprieve from parking fees in downtown Haverhill.

Mayor James J. Fiorentini yesterday issued an emergency order temporarily suspending enforcement of the downtown paid parking program until the coronavirus crisis is over.

The suspension applies to downtown streets and city lots and remains in effect until further notice.

The city is placing electronic messages on each of the approximately 30 parking meters in the Central Business District area. The messages are expected to be in place by tomorrow.

The city will also stop selling annual and monthly permits for public parking lots.

Parking enforcement in the downtown will be concentrated on enforcing two-hour parking limits and public safety violations such as parking too close to fire hydrants and blocking crosswalks.

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