Driving Dover

Driving Dover

Driving Dover

Thanks for visiting Driving Dover. Dover is a vibrant community dedicated to a safe, friendly environment ideal for families, young professionals, entrepreneurs and industry. What drives us? You do. 

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ATTENTION: The online parking violation payment system is unavailable until further notice. Payments can be made by mail or in person at the City of Dover Parking Bureau, 46 Locust Street (back side of City Hall). You may also call 603-516-6132 to pay by phone between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is a 3% surcharge when paying by phone.

If you have any questions, please call us at 603-516-6132 or e-mail to parking@dover.nh.gov

How do I sign up for winter parking ban alerts? Click here

How do I learn more about parking permits? Click here

Where are the City's municipal parking lots located? Click here

How do Dover's parking meters work? Click here

What do parking fines cost? Click here

How do I appeal a parking violation? Click here

Parking Bans

The City of Dover issues parking bans on a storm-by-storm basis. For more information about parking bans, including how to sign up for notifications, visit the parking ban page here: www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/police/parking-bureau/parking-bans.html

Additional Parking Permit Rules

Additional rules for parking permit holders can be found here:


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.

Accessible Parking Regulations

Parking is free for 3 hours per day for vehicles properly displaying a valid accessible parking plate or placard when the person qualified for the plate or placard is going to or from the vehicle. Longer stays require paid parking through the meter or pay-by-phone Flowbird app after the third hour. Misuse of a placard by non-qualified persons is a $250 fine. 

Parking Bureau Available To Help With Disability Parking Questions For Private Lots

The rules for disabled parking requirements for private parking lots can be complicated. The Dover Parking Bureau can help you find answers to most questions.

Contact Parking Manager Bill Simons.

Using Pay by Plate