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Old 07-07-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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Hello! I am panicking about trying to get the move finalized. I am moving in the east/fens area and am driving up my stuff in a 12". I know parking along Norway St. is by permit only, and I can't seem to figure out the "getting bonded with the Commonwealth" issue to get a private parking permit.

any tips? do I get my $100 back from being bonded with the city?
thanks!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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I've never heard of anyone getting a parking permit for a moving van. Folks just double park while loading or unloading.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:37 PM
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technically the city wants you to get that permit if you are moving with a truck. That way you reserve space on the street for your truck and can ask them to tow cars out of the way if needed. I've done it before with a moving company and they took care of everything.

But as Cliff Clavin mentioned most people who move by themselves just double park. If it's only for an hour or two and cars can still get past you on the street I think you should be fine. Just make sure there are no MBTA buses are running down that street. I've seen those drivers call the cops to get double parked, moving trucks out of their way.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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A friend of mine got the moving permit last year. She just called the city dept. that issues the moving permits and they gave her a list of insurance agents to call for the bond. I don't know how much it cost to get the bond, but I don't think she got the money back.

If you go through a moving company you can use their bond. Now, if you're moving on your own, a lot of people don't get the permits, they just double park, but it depends. Get a permit if the street is one way or otherwise so narrow that double parking doesn't leave room for cars to pass, if it's on a bus route or if you have a lot of stuff and will need to park the truck for half the day.
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