The Newton Police Traffic Bureau is located in the Police Headquarters 1321 Washington St., West Newton, 02465, (617)-796-2106. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Bureau Commander is Captain Jeff Boudreau.

The Newton Police Department has Child Passenger Safety Technicians available to inspect your car seat to make sure it is installed correctly. Inspections are done by appointment only.  This is a FREE service that we offer to residents and non-residents!
Call or e-mail us and schedule a car seat inspection!  A Child Passenger Safety Technician will contact you as soon as they receive your request.  Please make sure your car seat is installed upon arrival.  Thank you!
Car Seat Inspection phone number: (617)-796-2112
Car Seat Inspection e-mail:
Car Seat Brochure
Can I Still Use My Car Seat After A Crash info


Current Street Closings

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 or emailed to
Blank copies of Operator Crash Reports may be downloaded from the Registry of Motorvehicles Forms website.



Due to COVID-19, the Newton Police Department has made the decision to not issue parking permits in person for the time being.  If you are looking to acquire a parking permit for resident parking or overnight parking, please send your request to the Newton Police Traffic Bureau at   Please e-mail us a copy of your vehicle registration, the type of permit you are requesting, and the location you are requesting the permit for.  If the address on your registration does not reflect your current Newton address, please provide additional proof of residency.  Once we receive your request, we will mail the permit to you.  If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail or call us at 617-796-2106.


Currently the following permits are issued by the Newton Police Traffic Bureau located at 1321 Washington 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 with all Parking Permit requests. Traffic Bureau hours of operation (for Parking Permit Requests) are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-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
(This will copy the above form to your download folder. Please complete the form and click the EMAIL button to send to us)
Auburndale Business Parking Application

All Parking Permits, except Senior Stickers, will be available for residents at the Police Sub-Station inside Newton City Hall on the following Tuesday evenings between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM:

January 14
January 21
January 28

Be advised applicants must bring their vehicle registration and proof of residency if their registration does not indicate their Newton address.  No cash or credit cards will be accepted. Senior Stickers are available that the Senior Center.  For additional information call the Newton Police Traffic Bureau at 617-796-2106

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 December 1st to March 31st. 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 December 1 through March 31st, 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. All Night Parking complaints and requests for consideration should be directed to the All Night Parking Hotline @ 617-796-2142

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.

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.
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.


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
1321 Washingtont Street
West 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.


Be advised in March of 2017, the City of Newton adopted a default speed limit of 25 MPH on all streets in the City that NOT POSTED OTHERWISE.  If the street is not posted with a speed limit sign, the speed limit is 25 MPH.  If the speed limit is posted, the posted speed is the legal speed limit. In order to reduce sigh pollution, the City is not placing 25 MPH speed limit signs on all the default roadways. Instead, the City has posted the default speed limit on informational signs on all major roadways entering the City.

The speed limit in School Zones (when children are present) remains 20 MPH

This change does not apply to the State roadways such as Route 9, Needham Street, Charlesbank Road, Forest Grove Road and Nonantum Road


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 4 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 Select Newton 311 Parking Parking Appeal


Due to the large number of road races, bike races and walks already supported by the City, the City is currently under a moratorium for new races. No new races are being considered at this time.