When is free parking available?

Free parking is offered all day Sunday and anytime outside of enforcement hours. Enforcement hours can be found on the parking homepage. Anyone can park for free in areas designated as Town of Amherst Permit Parking between 5 PM and 8 AM and on Sundays. These permit areas can be found here. Parking is also free on the holidays listed below:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Patriots Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please be mindful of posted time limits or other posted parking restrictions such as handicapped parking spaces, loading zones, etc.

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1. Is long-term parking available in the center of Town?
2. Is there an App to pay for parking?
3. What do I do if the App or Payment Kiosks are not working?
4. When is free parking available?
5. Do I have to pay for parking while charging my electric car?
6. How can I be notified if there is a parking ban in effect?
7. Where do I pay parking violations?
8. How do I get information on old outstanding parking violations?
9. Can I appeal a parking violation?
10. What happens if I don’t pay or appeal a parking violation within the twenty one (21) days?
11. My vehicle was towed last night; who do I contact in order to find out where my car is?
12. Are permits available for those who live or work in Downtown Amherst?
13. Where can I try parking if I am having trouble finding a spot?