Parking Bureau

Contact Information:

Parking Bureau
46 Locust Street 
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 516-6132   Email at  parking@dover.nh.gov 

HOURS OF OPERATION:

8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  The Parking Bureau is back on the bottom floor in City Hall.  Enter the door facing Locust Street.

If you are trying to locate your vehicle after it was towed due to interfering with snow removal please call 603-742-4646. 

 

Received a Call or Letter from a Collections Agency?

The City of Dover has contracted with Municipal Services Bureau (MSB) to follow up on overdue parking tickets.   If you received a phone call or letter from MSB and need more information on the underlying violation, you can e-mail us at parking@dover.nh.gov or by calling 603-516-6132.

UPDATES November 15, 2017

FIRST STREET PARKING LOT CLOSED

The lot behind Oriental Delight that was open for Public Parking during the Central Avenue Bridge repair project has been reopened for public use.  However, due to the condition of the payment, we will be unable to plow it and will close it until the surface is clear after each storm.    

THIRD STREET/BROADWAY: ADDITIONAL PARKING ADDED

12 parking spaces have been added in the Third Street/Broadway area.    Two are in the entrance to the Third Street/Holy Rosary lot from Central Avenue.   These spaces are along the tracks and visitors should use the meter in front of the Holy Rosary Credit Union parking lot on Central Avenue. 

The other 10 are in the Dover Fire Department parking lot at 9/11 Broadway, a few steps down from Central Avenue.   The spaces are along the fence and are posted.   These spaces are available for monthly permits.    Please do not park in the spaces facing the Fire Station.  The Fire Station lot is posted for NO PARKING from 11 pm to 6 am each night.

CHESTNUT LOT AVAILABLE FOR PARKING

The seasonal closing of Dover Delight has opened up parking in the Chestnut Street parking lot for customers of Third Street businesses. 

Additional Parking Garage Updates    

 

Pay By Space Meter System Employed in Parking Garage

In the 317 space Orchard Street parking garage, the meter system is slightly different than the meters throughout downtown.  They have a very familiar look to them and  credit cards and coins as the on-street meters now do.   There is a color screen to walk you through how to pay.   Once entering the garage, the driver just needs to note which space they are parked in.  The number will be on the ground behind the vehicle or on a sign on the wall in front of you.

To watch a video guide on how to use the meters, click here.

The major advantage to the Pay by Space system is that after a purchase is made, a driver does not need to put the receipt on the dashboard.   Parking officers will know which spaces are paid for through a program on their cell phones.  Drivers will have the receipt with them to know exactly when their paid parking period expires.   In addition, drivers may also use a personal application to extend their paid parking period remotely and not have to return to the garage.

EasyPark devices will also work in the garage with the user just selecting DOVER – PARKING LOTS as their location.     The rate to park in the garage will be the same for the Orchard Street lot at $0.75/hour.   Permits will be for sale at $50 month.

Current Notices  

Motorcycle Parking Rules:  Motorcycles may share a parking stall, but each motorcycle must have its own meter receipt.   Meter receipts should be left on the motorcycle using the area where the seat and gas tank meet or any place a cable may hold it in place.  There is a tear off portion with each receipt that the driver should keep with them in the event the other half is dislodged.  

Parking Holidays

2017 
October 9Columbus Day
November 23Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas (observed)

Key Points of the meter system:

  • A meter receipt purchased at any on-street location can be used at any other metered on-street or parking lot location.
  • A meter receipt purchased in any parking lot will be valid for any other parking lot. It cannot be used for on-street parking. 
  • Meters accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) as well as any coin. No debit cards or dollar bills.
  • Downtown parking is free for stops LESS THAN 15 MINUTES for ON-STREET SPACES ONLY.
  • Don’t forget to display your meter receipt on your dashboard.

Discount tokens are available at the Dover Parking Bureau, Harvey’s Bakery, and the Dover Chamber of Commerce.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION CENTER METERS

  

Overview

The mission statement of the Dover Parking Bureau is to promote the safe and orderly flow of vehicle traffic by supervising all municipal parking lots and public parking areas in the downtown business district, and by enforcing all appropriate parking related laws and ordinances

The Parking Bureau is responsible for maintenance of all city parking meters and is responsible for collection of all permit, meter, and fine revenue for deposit into a special City account.

Any questions on parking issues or parking permits may be directed to the Parking Bureau at 603-516-6132 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm

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