Resident parking to commence in Four Corners

New parking restrictions will go into effect this month in and around the Four Corners section of Dorchester as the city implements a new resident parking program in the vicinity of a new MBTA commuter rail station. Ten streets in the Erie-Ellington vicinity will be impacted by the restrictions and neighbors are being encouraged to apply for resident permits through City Hall.

Courtesy flyers are currently being distributed now in the area and actual enforcement of the new regulations will begin on Monday, May 5.

“Boston’s Resident Parking Program serves to give Boston residents preference to on-street parking spaces in the City’s neighborhoods,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Nearly 90,000 Resident Parking Permits are currently active city-wide, and now additional Dorchester residents will soon be participating in the program as well. I am pleased that, working together, area residents and city staff were able to find a solution to the parking problems in this neighborhood.”

The expanded program will impact the following streets: Strathcona Street, from Brinsley to Washington streets; Powellton Road, Glenarm Street to Columbia Road; Morse Street, Washington to Ronald streets; Merrill Street, from Fenelon to Glenarm streets; Fenelon Street, from Washington to Merrill streets; Glenarm Street, from Seaver to Washington; Brinsley Street, from Columbia Road to Washington Street; Ronald Street, between Morse and Brinsley; Erie Street, between Ellington and Merrill; and Ellington Street, between Erie and Old Road.

To obtain a Resident Parking Permit, residents must present their vehicle registration showing their name and current Dorchester address. Residents must also present a current proof of residency, dated within 30 to 45 days, in the form of a utility bill, bank statement or credit card bill, with the same name and address as on the registration.

Residents can apply online at

The City Hall to Go Truck will be parked in front of 157 Washington Street on the following dates: April 5, 2 – 5 p.m.; April 18, 3 – 6 p.m. and April 26, 2 – 5 p.m.



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