New Residents Guide


Permit Parking

Many streets across the City of Malden require a permit to park on between the hours of 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. There are several streets on the Everett line where this restriction is in place 24/7. Signs are posted indicating where this is required. This program is intended largely to protect the residents of these streets from losing parking to MBTA commuters or to Everett residents. You can see if your street requires a permit, learn more about the program and apply for a permit here: 

Winter Parking

From the dates of December 1st to March 31st of each year, winter parking rules are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (regardless of weather conditions).  These rules are intended to assist the city with plowing when it does snow. The rules can be confusing, but the City has developed a great tool to allow you to both view the rules specific to your address.

Please note that when a snow emergency is declared, the City actively tows cars from main arteries and other designated streets. For those seeking parking during snow emergencies, the City makes available school parking lots and at times one of the garages in the downtown. We encourage residents to sign up for our code red system to get notified in advance when a snow emergency is being declared. 

Street Sweeping

The City of Malden begins street sweeping on May 1st of each year, and continues until October 31st. The City of Malden takes its street sweeping seriously, and the fine for impeding the street sweeper is $50! Signing up for ‘street alerts’ through the link above under winter parking will also notify you about street sweeping. Generally speaking, we sweep residential streets, each side, once a month (odd side and even side are swept on different days). Other main arteries may get done weekly, and still others are done daily. Please reference the street sweeping schedule and sign up to be alerted to avoid a ticket.

Non-Passenger Plates

Vehicles with non-passenger plates are not allowed to park overnight on city streets, between the hours of 9pm and 7am. This includes but is not limited to any vehicle with a commercial, livery and pupil plate regardless of vehicle type and size.

Still Have Questions?

Feel free to call us at the Parking Office at 781 397-7196, or email the Parking Supervisor at