Accessible (HP) Parking and Parking Regulations

Requesting an Accessible (HP) Parking Space


A resident who desires a designated curbside accessible (HP) parking space in front of or near their residence, may submit a completed application (PDF) to the Transportation Division for consideration by the Transportation Board at its next available meeting. A completed application must include:

  • Copy of a valid Massachusetts Disabled Persons Parking Identification Placard. To apply for a placard, contact the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles - Medical Affairs
  • Copy of a valid driver's license and vehicle registration indicating the residence location of the party requesting the accessible (HP) parking space
  • Signed application form, including applicant and physician statements

Parking Space Application Process


The Transportation Division will notify applicants and the abutting neighborhood when the accessible (HP) parking space request is to be considered by the Transportation Board. If the Transportation Board approves the request, the signage designating the curbside handicap parking space will be installed by the DPW Highway Department in approximately 1 month.

Appealing Denied Accessible (HP) Parking Space Requests


There is a 21-day appeal period for all Transportation Board decisions. Appeals can be filed with the Select Board's office to review the Transportation Board's decision.

Additional Information


Applicants for a handicapped parking space are reminded that:

  • Any accessible (HP) parking space created is available for use by any vehicle displaying a valid disability license plate or placard
  • Overnight parking in an accessible (HP) space during declared snow emergencies is not permitted

Temporary Parking Permits for In-Home Health Care Providers

A temporary parking permit may be issued to Brookline residents, or those employed by Brookline residents, who by reason of a unique hardship are unable to comply with the Brookline 2-hour daytime parking restriction or overnight parking ban. So as not to undermine the integrity of the 2-hour rule and overnight parking ban, a temporary parking permit may be issued only for conditions that are temporary or short-term in duration. For more information about who besides in-home health providers qualifies for a temporary parking permit, click here

Regarding in-home health care providers, such as PCAs or in-home nurses:

Daytime Parking - In-home health care providers who are employed by Brookline residents  to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and need relief from parking regulations during daytime hours in order to provide care without interruption for a maximum of 6 months.

Overnight Parking - In-home health care providers who are employed by Brookline residents  to perform services in the residential dwelling unit and need relief from parking regulations during overnight hours in order to provide care without interruption for a maximum of 6 months. Those residing within 500 feet of a town owned lot will have the permit issued for the lot.

Temporary Parking Application

Brookline Parking Map