Somerville residents can now get three-day visitor parking passes, and they can renew their parking permits and passes online, according to an announcement from the city of Somerville.
Perviously, residents could buy two-day parking permits for guests—those thick-paper placards that visitors put on their dashboards. Guests staying for more than two days, which isn't unheard of, risked getting a parking ticket.
The new three-day passes will cost $40 a year, and residents can still buy the normal two-day permits, which cost $10.
In a statement about the new visitor passes, Ward 7 Alderman Robert Trane said, "It's really the best of both worlds; those who really need the extra time can purchase the new three-day visitor [pass], while most people will just continue to utilize their two-day permits."
Residents can still buy extended visitor permits for guest staying for up to 30 days, which cost between $25 and $35, depending on how long the guest will be in Somerville.
In addition, Somerville residents can now purchase and renew their own parking permits online, the announcement says. No more waiting in line at the Traffic and Parking Office.
Residents can do so at www.parksomerville.com.