The Newton Police Traffic Bureau is located in the Police Annex Building, 25 Chestnut St., West Newton, 02465, (617)-796-2106. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Bureau Commander is Captain Paul Anastasia
The Newton Police Information & Technology Bureau maintains motor vehicle crash reports on line. All crash reports are free.
Operator Crash Reports may be faxed to (617) 796-3687
Blank copies of Operator Crash Reports may be downloaded from the Registry of Motorvehicles Forms website.
Currently the following permits are issued at the Newton Police Traffic Bureau located at 25 Chestnut Street, Newton MA 02465:
When applying for a Parking Permit within the City of Newton, you will need your valid/active Driver’s License and your vehicle registration; that registration must show proof of living (on the designated street/in the designated area for which you would like the Parking Permit for). If your registration does not reflect that information, you must provide proof of residency in order to receive a Parking Permit.
Please come to the Newton Police Department, Traffic Bureau (located at 25 Chestnut St, Newton Ma, 02465) with all Parking Permit requests. Traffic Bureau hours of operation (for Parking Permit Requests) are Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm (holiday’s excluded).
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, you can reach the Traffic Bureau directly at 1-617-796-2106.
Auburndale Residential Parking Application
Auburndale Business Parking Application
RESIDENT PARKING PERMIT : These are issued to residents who live on streets that have a resident parking restriction. Signage on the street will indicate the restriction. The fee for the permit is $$25.00 per sticker, a maximum of 2 stickers per household, and 2 visitor placards. . In order to be eligible for the parking permit you are required to have proof of residence on that street, i.e. Mass drivers license, automobile registration, lease, or utility bill.
MUNICIPAL LOT STICKERS: This sticker allows you to park your motor vehicle in a designated municipal parking lot during the all night parking ban which runs from November 1st to April 15th. A vehicle may be parked in the municipal lot from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. There is no charge for this permit. Proof of residency is required.
ALL NIGHT PARKING RESTRICTIONS: From November 15th through April 15th, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street, way, highway, road, parkway or private way dedicated or open to the use of the public for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Violators are subject to a $ 25.00 fine.
Snow Emergency Regulations:Upon the declaration of a Snow Emergency by the Chief of Police in the City of Newton, no person shall stand or park or allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in his name or under his control to stand or park on any of the ways or parts thereof within the city in such a manner as to impede the removal or plowing of snow or ice. Violators are subject to a $20.00 fine and the vehicle will be towed.
All stickers or permits issued under the Municipal Lot Parking Program for overnight parking in municipal parking lots shall be automatically suspended upon the declaration of a snow emergency in the City of Newton and all vehicles must be removed from the municipal parking lot. Violators are subject to a $20.00 fine and the vehicle will be towed.
TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS
CONTRACTORS, TEMPORARY HEALTH OR CHILD CARE
A temporary parking permit may be applied for in an area where there is a parking restriction with a time limit 1 hour, 2 hour etc., a permit cannot be obtained for a street with a “no parking” restriction.
In order to receive a permit, it must be demonstrated that a contractor etc is in fact working at a residence or business on the street they are applying for the temporary permit.
The permit can be issued for one month or a maximum of three months.
The fee for the permit is $10.00 a month, with an additional $5.00 daily if parked at a parking meter.
This application must be completed in person
A registration must be presented for each vehicle that is issued a temporary permit
A placard will be issued and must be displayed on the dashboard (driver’s side)
The temporary permit does not cover other parking infractions i.e. parking on the wrong side of the road, fire hydrant etc.
BLOCK PARTIES : There is no application fee for residents applying for Block Party permits. All neighbors affected by the closed-off area must sign the Block Party Permit form indicating that they are in favor of the street closure. This form may be downloaded from the "Forms" section of this website. Please fill the form out completely and submit it to the Police Department two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled event. The form may be dropped-off in person or mailed to:
Newton Police Department
Attn: Traffic Bureau
25 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02465
The Newton Police Traffic Bureau investigates all serious and fatal accidents.
The officers of the Newton Police Traffic Bureau are assigned numerous Directed Patrols on a daily basis. These locations are determined by accident data, personal knowledge of the officers and concerns submitted by citizens.
SPEED: When considering speeding motor vehicles it should be noted that on all secondary roads unless otherwise posted, the speed limit by statue is 30 M.P.H. Many citizens are under the impression that the speed limit is 20 M.P.H.
MOTOR VEHICLE CITATION: If you receive a civil motor vehicle citation there are two ways to resolve the citation. One is to pay the fine and the other is to fill out the back of the citation requesting a hearing, and mailing the citation to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in the envelope provided. This has to be done in 20 days. If you receive a criminal complaint and you want to request a hearing the citation has to be brought to the Newton District Court, 1309 Washington St. West Newton, Ma. 02465, within 6 days.
PARKING TICKET: If you receive a parking ticket, there are two ways to resolve the ticket. One is to pay the fine. The other is to appeal the ticket in writing within 21 days of receipt of ticket, Go to the City website www.newtonma.gov. Select Newton 311 tab.select Parking tab.select Parking Appeal
Road Races :
A race route must be formalized if you or your business is contemplating the sponsorship of a road race or walk in Newton. There should be very few disruptions along the route as a common courtesy to other pedestrians and the motoring public in the affected area.
Straight lines are obviously the most direct routes for the beginning and ending of any road race. However, the fewer intersections traveled across and the more right-hand turns built into the race or walk the easier it is to manage. This type of route will normally require less traffic control measures and will make the race route safer for the runners or walkers. Referring to an overhead map of Newton or looking the area up on the Web at www.mapquest.com will be of great assistance to you.
When the route is formalized a letter must be sent to the Commissioner of Public Works for review and approval. Please include (1) the streets that will be used for the event; (2) a description and/or diagram of the race route with the start and finish lines and directional arrows for the runners or walkers; and (3) the date, time and number of participants expected for the event. Your letter should then be directed as follows:
Commissioner of Department of Public Works
Newton City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459-1449
Once you have received permission from the Commissioner and his staff to conduct the road race they will follow-up with you in order to obtain an insurance waiver. Upon completion of the insurance waiver you must call the Newton Police Department’s Traffic Bureau Commander (617-796-2106) to schedule a meeting to review traffic control or other necessary requirements.