Boston Moving Permit

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    A Boston moving permit for your moving truck is not required. However, it guarantees you a legal parking spot for the day of the move. You can always ask your Boston moving company any questions about how to handle your Boston moving permit.

    A standard Boston moving permit reserves two parking spaces for one day from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. You can only apply online if your Boston moving date is at least two weeks awayand no more than four weeks away.

    You can check to see if the Boston moving truck space you want is available. Search our database of Street Occupancy Permits before coming to City Hall.


    Boston moving permits will NOT be issued to locations that are already designated for the City of Boston’s outdoor dining program. Therefore, you must find an alternate location if you wish to obtain a moving permit.

    Boston Moving Permits NOTE:
    • The street space you want to reserve needs to be an actual parking spot. The spot can be residential, commercial, metered, or something else, but it must be legal to park a vehicle there.
    • From August 31 to September 2, some common Boston moving locations will be blocked off to allow for moving truck drop-offs. They don’t require a permit.
    • You must come in person for permits for overnight storage or moving containers. You also need to give us a letter of authorization from the company that owns those containers. The company must hold a bond with the City.


    A one-day permit for a BOSTON moving truck for two non-metered spaces costs $69 and includes two signs. One-day permits for two metered spaces cost an additional $40. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or a debit card.

    TIMELINE For A Boston Moving Permit

    After your application is submitted and approved with the City of Boston, we will mail you your permit through the US Postal Service. We mail the permit to the address you provide when you create your account. Please note: This address may be different than your billing address, or the permitted address.

    You will receive your Boston moving permit within 10 days of it being approved.


    boston moving permit
    Boston moving permit

    You or someone you know needs to post signs on the street at least 48 hours before the start time of the BOSTON moving permit (7 a.m.). We recommend posting these signs three days before your move.

    We also give you a flyer to alert your neighbors. Please make copies and place them in doorways and on cars within a half-block of the parking spaces you are using. You need to do this every day for at least two days before your move.

    Make sure to clean up any debris left behind and remove any signs or fliers after your move. If you have questions about your application, please email movingtrucks@boston.gov or call the Office of the Parking Clerk at 617-635-2560.

    Boston Moving Permits & Moving tips

    In order to prepare ahead of time, it’s always a smart move to get a moving quote. A Boston moving company can always assist with moving tips & tricks on how to save time & $ for your upcoming Boston move.

    If you are looking to learn more about the best Boston moving tips, you can read the article Premium Q moving and storage published in collaboration with Boston Magazine, or Premium Q moving blog.

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    How To Hire A 3rd Party Company To Apply For Your Boston Parking Permit

    A company that we often recommend or sometimes hire ourselves is Permit Puller. You can find more about them here.

    Forget paying pricey tickets or hauling furniture down the street. With a city-issued temporary “moving permit” and signs from MovingPermits.com, you’ll have a space reserved for your moving vehicle or moving container (like Pods, U-Haul, U-Box, U-Pack, 1-800-Pack-Rat, etc.) when and where you need it.   We’ll get you the permits to streamline your move and reduce your stress.

    Permit Puller worked with thousands of moving professionals and do-it-yourselfers from coast to coast, with new cities constantly being added.

    You can request a permit in 60 seconds from their website: https://www.movingpermits.com/

    Boston parking permit

    How it works:

    • Request a permit
    • Permit Puller handles the paperwork for you
    • Permit Puller receives & puts the signs up on your building
    • You just print and park the truck

    Regardless if you need to hire a 3rd party company to handle the Boston parking permit for you or you decide to do it yourself, Premium Q moving is here to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us at +1.781.219.8777 or contact us below!

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