- Human Services
- Senior Services
- Senior Parking Program
Senior Parking Program
The Council on Aging and Department of Human Services are pleased to offer free parking stickers to Lexington residents age 65 or older! Stickers are valid at the Town’s municipal lots and metered spaces. This two-year pilot program will issue stickers free of charge.
Apply in person at:
Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Mon-Fri 8 AM – 9 PM
Sat 9 AM – 5 PM
What documentation do I need to apply for a sticker?
To apply for a sticker, bring your:
- Valid driver’s license
- Must show current Lexington address
- Vehicle registration for each vehicle
- Registration(s) must be in your name
- Address must match your license
- Lease agreement (if applicable) for each vehicle
What if my vehicle is registered in someone else’s name?
The owner may apply for a sticker if they qualify, or you can bring proof you are an insured driver on the vehicle. The car must be registered to the address on your license.
I own a business, can I get a sticker for my work vehicle?
No. Any car owned by, registered to, or under long-term lease agreement to a business shall not be eligible for this program
I have a motorcycle/bus/semi/tractor/scooter/other type of vehicle. Can I get a sticker?
No. Parking stickers may be placed on passenger vehicles only. No other class of motor vehicle is eligible.
What if I don’t drive or don’t own a car? Can I get a sticker for my child/friend/neighbor that drives me?
No, only vehicles owned by Lexington residents over 65 are eligible for stickers. If you do not drive due to disability, you may want to apply for a disability placard from the RMV. Disability placards are free of charge and exempt you from parking fees across the state!
Where do I get free parking? Are there any time limits?
- The sticker is valid in metered spots and municipal lots in Lexington.
- Time limits:
- Metered spots: You may park up to the maximum time allowed on the meter. If no time limit is posted, you may park up to 2 hours. If you exceed the maximum time, a ticket may be issued (just like everyone else!). Time limits still apply, even if you put money in the meter.
- Depot Square lot: 2 hours free parking per day. Regular rates apply to additional hours.
Does the parking sticker get me free parking anywhere else?
No, the parking program is only valid in the town of Lexington at municipal lots and meters
Can other people use the sticker if they drive my car?
Stickers may only be used by Lexington residents age 65 or older. If the sticker is improperly used, it may be confiscated and the holder may be excluded from the program.
What if I lose my sticker?
There will be a $3.00 charge for the replacement of any sticker before its expiration date.
What if I buy an additional vehicle?
You may apply for a sticker for the new car.
What if I sell, donate, or give my car to someone else?
Your sticker is no longer valid. Please return the parking sticker to the Human Services Department.
Where do I put the sticker?
Stickers must be placed on the driver side rear door and must be clearly visible. Stickers cling to the inside of the window facing out. If your vehicle doesn’t have a rear door, you may place it on the driver side of the rear windshield.
I have a disability placard (hang tag) or plate – do I need to apply for a sticker?
No! Vehicles with a disability placard or plate qualify for free parking across the entire state.
I have a senior parking sticker, but I got a ticket – what do I do?
Check to see the reason for the ticket. The parking sticker exempts you from paying meter and lot fees, but all other laws still apply. For example: if you are parked at a meter with a 2 hour time limit, you will still be ticketed for parking for 3 hours. If the ticket is for failure to pay meter fees, you may appeal the ticket via the parking ticket appeal form, or contact Michelle Kelleher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-698-4842 for more information.
How do I renew my sticker?
The initial stickers are valid through October 31st, 2023. Check back in mid-September for renewal instructions. Current participants will receive a mailing prior to the expiration date.
Where can I get more information about the program?
Please call the Human Services Department at 781-698-4840 for more information. Huma services is open Mon-Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM