Parking Permit Program

The Town of Wareham wants to preserve the livability of our residential neighborhoods by discouraging non-residents from parking on residential streets for long periods.

The Onset Resident Parking Permit Program allows residents to park their vehicle anywhere within the permitted parking zone, provided no other parking restrictions apply. For example, if there were a sign posted which prohibits “parking from here to corner,” the parking permit would not allow you to park your vehicle in such a space, nor does the residential parking permit exempt the holder from paying the required fees when parking in an area with metered parking.

Vehicles are not permitted to stay in the same location in excess of 72 hours. All vehicles must seek off-street parking during weather-related parking bans and during scheduled street cleaning.

Pay Stations

We welcome visitors to the Town of Wareham and historic Onset Village. Pay Stations are currently located at the following locations.

  • Shell Point parking lot, off of South Boulevard, Onset
  • Onset Pier
  • Onset Avenue, across from the Onset Pier
  • The corner of Onset Avenue and Union Avenue
  • Temple Lot, Onset, adjacent to the tennis courts

Pay Stations accept MasterCard, Visa, credit/debit cards, U.S. nickels, dimes, and quarters. Each machine is set up for the specific location that it serves and the tickets cannot be used for other lots or areas in town.

If you have a handicap plate or placard, or a Disabled Veterans plate, you do not have to pay for metered parking.

For more information about Pay Stations and metered parking, visit: www.parkwareham.com/paystations.

Permit Regulations

Parking permits are issued for each calendar year. All permits can be obtained at the Harbormaster Office, located at 48 Marion Road in the Multi-Service Center, open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. No-charge Resident Guest Parking Permits only are also available at the seasonal Onset Pier Harbormaster Office.

A vehicle registration bearing the local address is required to obtain a permit. If the vehicle is not registered within the Parking Permit Zone, proof of ownership or residence must be shown in the form of a tax bill, water bill, or major utility bill (gas, electric, or cable).

If you have a handicap plate or placard or a Disabled Veterans plate, you do not have to pay for metered parking only. Permits are required for residential street parking and guests of residents.

Onset Residential Parking Permit, $10.00 per resident vehicle
Sticker covers all green and blue zones on the Onset Street Parking Map. Vehicle registration is required to obtain a permit. Proof of ownership must also be shown in the form of a tax bill, water bill, or major utility bill (gas, electric, or cable).

Onset Visitor Parking Pass, $5.00 each, Max 4 per household
Can be purchased at the beginning of the season and used throughout. Covers all green zones. Property owners must obtain a Resident On-Street Parking Permit for their vehicle. Vehicle registration is required to obtain a permit. Proof of ownership must also be shown in the form of a tax bill, water bill, or major utility bill (gas, electric, or cable).

Resident Guest Parking Permit, No charge, only good for up to 24 hours
Up to 6 guest permits may be issued at one time to a property owner within the on-street parking permit area. Covers all green zones. Guest Permits are dated and only active for the date marked on the permit. This requires planning on the property owner’s part to obtain the permit for their guests. One-day guest passes may be obtained at the seasonal Onset Pier Harbormaster Office or at the Harbormaster Office, 48 Marion Road, Wareham, 02571.

Business Parking Pass, $10.00 each
Each business within the Town of Wareham Regulated Parking Zone may obtain a business parking permit for employees to utilize the General Parking and Employee Permit Areas (identified as the Blue Zone). Spaces are limited and not guaranteed. Permits may only be used for employees during scheduled business work hours; violators will be subject to parking enforcement and the business may be subject to the revocation of the permit. If the designated areas are not available, business employees will need to seek alternative parking where the permit will not be valid.

Business owners may purchase the permits or issue a letter of employment (with the business contact information) to the employee so they may obtain the permit. Permits may be purchased at the Harbormaster Office, 48 Marion Road, Wareham.

Enforcement

Onset Resident Street Parking Program In Effect
May 1 – October 31

Street Kiosks, Lot Kiosks
May 1 – October 1
Monday through Sunday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Onset Pier Kiosks
May 1 – October 1
Monday through Sunday
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.