…and discover New Bedford by foot. The city offers very affordable meter parking from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, as well as day-long parking options in the garages. A few options for parking in the Downtown Area and beyond are listed below.

Passport Parking App

New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford has partnered with Passport, the operating system that provides contactless payment options to cities, for parking payment through its mobile app.

Passport’s digital application launching in the City, Passport Parking, is a cashless alternative to paying at a meter or pay station. Motorists can use the Passport Parking App across more than 1,400 on and off-street parking spaces in the City to safely manage and extend sessions remotely without the need to touch parking hardware.

To begin a session, users can follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the free Passport Parking app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Create an account with an email address or phone number
  3. To enter a zone number, simply enter the number printed on the side of each meter. If the number printed includes an A or B at the end, neglect that in your entry in the app
  4. You will then be prompted to enter your vehicle’s license plate number now rather than a space number.
  5. Choose the desired amount of time, up to the designated maximum time limits
  6. Enter payment information and confirm session!

New Bedford selected Passport because of its innovative reputation and the app’s ease of use. With this upgrade, residents and visitors can safely and conveniently manage their parking wherever they are in New Bedford.

Parking MAPS

Elm Street Garage Map

Parking Zone Map

Elm Street Garage

51 Elm Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot

532 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA

Zeiterion Parking Garage

688 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740

Motor Coach Parking

532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740