There's a lot that goes into having a car in the City. There's traffic, street sweeping schedules, parking, and sometimes, tickets. We've gathered some helpful information to make your experience a little easier.
Having a car in Boston
We can notify you if your vehicle gets towed or if you receive a parking ticket.
You’ll need to enter your license plate and contact information to get towing alerts. You’ll receive an alert message, usually within an hour, if you are towed in Boston.
Parking Ticket Notifications:
Take some of the headache out of handling parking tickets. Register to receive a notification if your car receives a parking ticket.
Resident parking permits
If you believe your vehicle was towed in Boston, search the towing database or call the Boston Police Tow Line at 617-343-4629.
If your car has been towed, here’s how to:
What is motor vehicle excise tax?
In Massachusetts, registered vehicle owners pay an annual tax on their vehicle called motor vehicle excise tax. Owners can pay the bill online, in person, or by mail.
When is payment due?
The tax is annual. Payment is due within 30 days of the date listed on the bill.
How much do I have to pay?
The amount you pay is based on the taxable value of your vehicle. The taxable value is a percentage of the manufacturer's list price for your vehicle based on the year it was made. You pay 2.5% on the taxable value.