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Old 04-29-2008, 11:28 PM
 
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Hi,
Im going to be moving to Maine for College at the end of June with my boyfriend and we just found an apartment on High St.

The landlord told us that there was no off-street parking, but the parking garage was across the street. I was wondering, if we were to get a residential sticker and parked in the zones...what does it mean that overnight parking doesnt apply? Am I not allowed to park overnight on the street in Portland? Also, are there any other options that would be affordable to park in?

Thanks
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Hi,
Im going to be moving to Maine for College at the end of June with my boyfriend and we just found an apartment on High St.

The landlord told us that there was no off-street parking, but the parking garage was across the street. I was wondering, if we were to get a residential sticker and parked in the zones...what does it mean that overnight parking doesnt apply? Am I not allowed to park overnight on the street in Portland? Also, are there any other options that would be affordable to park in?

Thanks
Why would you buy a parking permit? There are plenty of free places to park, and you can't get more affordable then that--but you might have to drive around a bit to find an open space. You can park overnight on most streets, but be aware of signs as pretty much every street has either a portion of the day or overnight that is dedicated as a no-parking zone once a week (so street cleaners and other municipal vehicles can do their jobs)--which is messed up because the parking ban is still enforced even in the dead of winter (when the street cleaners are parked for the winter) and you will still get a ticket and get towed. The City has to make it's money somehow.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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BTW, welcome to the neighborhood--you'll enjoy it. What is your cross street?
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:20 AM
 
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My stepson lives in Portland. He parks on the street. He has to take his car to a parking garage during snow parking bans when they want the cars off the street to clear them. If you don't find a place to park the car during the ban they tow it and it costs over $100.00 to get your car back. It happens after every major storm in the winter. Sometimes they open up school lots for people to park off the street during parking bans.
The rest of the time I don't think there is a problem if you live there.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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(so street cleaners and other municipal vehicles can do their jobs)--which is messed up because the parking ban is still enforced even in the dead of winter (when the street cleaners are parked for the winter) and you will still get a ticket and get towed. The City has to make it's money somehow.
The parking ban is enforced in the winter so they can plow the streets during a snow event like in most cities in the northeast.

If it was me I would check the several parking garages in the area around High St and rent a space. Better security than leaving in on the street and as mentioned your going to have to find a place for the winter anyway.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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Thanks! Cumberland Ave is my cross street....I will be living at 208. Do you live in the area as well?
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Thanks everyone,
this information ins really useful, im coming from hampton, nh...ive only been to portland a few times, and it just seemed like parking would be an issue. but from what ive been reading, i dont think it will be a problem at all!
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Thanks! Cumberland Ave is my cross street....I will be living at 208. Do you live in the area as well?
Yeah, just down the street.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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The parking ban is enforced in the winter so they can plow the streets during a snow event like in most cities in the northeast.
Yeah, I know. What I was talking about, for example is on some streets-take Grant St for instance-is that you cannot park on the even side of the street every 2nd and 4th Thursday between 10am and 2pm. Then it is every 1st and 3rd Thursday for the odd side. They do this for the street sweepers, but the thing is that street sweepers do not operate during the winter even though the parking regulation is still enforced. A few months ago I saw a meter maid issuing tickets and towing cars and I asked him why the 'rule' was still enforced over the winter. His response was that municipal vehicles still occasionally use the open side of the street. Yeah, right they do
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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hahaha,
thats a stupid rule.

i would have been like "yeah right, you just want the money"
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