Parking Tickets

Freetown Parking Tickets Payable Online

Parking Tickets issued in the Town of Freetown may be paid online through the Plymouth County Parking Ticket Payment System.

You may access the payment system at

www.plymouthcountyparking.com

Parking Clerk

 

TOWN OF FREETOWN

3 North Main Street

P.O. Box 438

Assonet, MA 02717

508-644-2201

 

The Town of Freetown has contracted with the County of Plymouth to process parking ticket payments.

 

Law

 

At a Special Town Meeting on October 23, 1995, the Town of Freetown voted to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws c.  90, s. 20A, which established a procedure for the enforcement of parking regulations, including the issuance of tickets for violations, and provide for a non-criminal disposition process.

 

Fine Schedule

 

Group A - $20.00 EACH

Article 13.3 (1), Parking

Article 13.4, Police May Prohibit Temporary Parking

Group B - $25.00 EACH

Article 13.3 (1), Parking

Upon a sidewalk

Within an intersection

Upon a crosswalk

Obstructing normal movement of traffic

Within twenty (20) feet of intersection

Within ten (10) feet of a hydrant

Obstructing traffic control sign or signal

Upon or in front of private road or driveway

Double parking

Upon a town bridge

Parking more than twelve (12) inches from road edge or curb

Obstruct or impede snow/ice removal or plowing

 Parking in marked or signed prohibited area             

Snow Emergency

Town rule, regulation, or by-law

Within a fire lane

Temporary Parking Ban

GROUP C - $100.00 EACH

M.G.L. c.40, s. 22A and Article 13.10, Handicapped and Veteran Parking By-Law

Restricted handicapped/veteran parking area (M.G.L. c.90, s. 2)

Late Fees

 

Furthermore, consistent with the provisions of G.L. c. 90, s. 20A, as amended, fee of $10.00 shall be assessed for all tickets not paid within 21 days but before the Parking Clerk reports to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

 

 

Additional Fine: After Notice to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles

 

If the basic fine and any additional fine provided for above is not paid by the offender before notice thereof from the Parking Clerk to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, as provided for in G. L. c. 90, s. 20A, as amended, there shall be added to the basic fine and additional fine another additional fine of ten ($10.00) Dollars for each violation, as authorized by said statute.

How to Pay a Parking Ticket

 

         In Person or Agent

 

         Parking violations are payable (postal note, money order or check) at the Board of

         Selectmen’s Office, in person, by an authorized person, within 21 days of the date of

         issue.

 

         Online

 

         Parking Tickets can be paid on-line through the Plymouth County Parking Ticket  

         System at: www.plymouthcountyparking.com

 

         By Mail

 

         Parking tickets can also be paid by mail by using the parking ticket envelope.  Do not

         mail cash. Pay only by postal note, money order or check made payable to the Town

         of Freetown.

 

         Overdue Tickets

 

         Overdue parking violations are payable (postal note, money order or check) at the

         Board of Selectmen’s Office. If you have overdue tickets that are preventing you from

         renewing your license or registration please call the Parking Clerk at (508) 644-2201

         for assistance. If the office is not open you may also contact the Plymouth County Commissioner's Office, Parking Department (508-830-9121), 11 South Russell Street,

         Plymouth, MA 02360.

 

How to Appeal a Parking Ticket

 

A parking violation appeal form must be returned to the Town of Freetown’s Parking Clerk’s Office within 21 days together with the following:

 

  1. The original parking ticket or hearing notice
  2. Documentation supporting the reason for the appeal. If you feel it would assist the Parking Clerk in making a decision, please supply a hand-drawn diagram of the area showing where you were parked. If you have a handicapped placard please supply a copy and mail it in along with the hearing form and ticket itself. Other documentation you feel may have a bearing on your appeal may also be supplied.
  3. A self-addressed stamped envelope to allow for notification of the appeal decision

 

When the appeal form is completed, you may mail it to the following address:

 

         Parking Clerk

         TOWN OF FREETOWN

         P.O. Box 438

         3 North Main Street

         Assonet, MA 02702.

 

Failure to comply with the above instructions will result in additional penalties.

 

After your appeal has been submitted it is reviewed by Parking Clerk. You will be notified in writing in approximately 14 - 21 days if your appeal was approved or denied.

 

Parking ticket appeal hearings will be heard by appointment during normal business hours.

 

To inquire about the status of an appeal please feel free to call the office at (508) 644-2201.