While our historic Main Street boasts an exceptional mix of businesses that invites visitors, most people still need a place to park upon arrival. This doesn't even include the parking needs of those already living and working in and around our downtown.  Please take a moment learn about the best way to navigate our current and unique parking environment.

Main St. Parking, Historic Sites & Walking Trails Map (2018)

Thank you to Boonton Main Street Inc.'s volunteer Design Committee for producing this map.  To donate and volunteer with BMS click HERE.

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BMS Kiosk Map FINAL 2018

Main St. Parking Information (Between Division & Hill Streets)

  • Free 2-hour parking on Main Street (Monday - Saturday 7AM - 7PM)
  • Car jockeying (moving your car on Main Street to avoid the 2 hour limit) is illegal
  • Main Street and the surrounding area is heavily enforced from 7AM to 7PM (Monday through Saturday) to ensure a regular supply is available to our businesses and their customers

Side Street & Lot Metered Parking

  • In addition to lots, long-term and short-term meters line the streets that intersect with Main Street.  They include Division, Mechanic, William, Cornelia and Boonton Avenue

Long-term meter

12 hour meter

Short-term meter

2 hour meter

Long-term meters are located on the second half of intersecting side streets and in several parking lots.  They provide 3 hours of parking for $.025 cents (a quarter)

Short-term meters are located on the first half of intersecting side streets and several lots.  They provide 30 minutes of parking for $0.25 cents (a quarter) with a 2 hour limit

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The following are several scenarios that WILL result in a ticket:

  • Parked in an unpaid meter (Mon.-Sat. 7AM -7PM)
  • Parked beyond the 2-hour free Main Street limit (Mon.-Sat. 7AM -7PM)
  • Parked in a yellow-zone
  • Moving a car to avoide the 2-hour Main Street limit
  • Parking Enforcement Officers don't know if a car is 30 seconds or 30 minutes over the limit. A vehicle at an unpaid meter will result in a ticket. 

  • Parking is heavily and equitably enforced to ensure a regular supply is available for our businesses and their customers.

Parking Lots - Locations & Descriptions

Lot Location Cost
Kiwanis Ambulance Lot Kiwanis ambulance building 
across from Town Hall (blocking bay doors will result in being towed)
$1 per day
Upper Plane Street Lot Upper end of Plane Street 
(where the Farmers' Market is held)
100 parking spots - $1 per day
Pay box at each end of lot
Boonton Avenue Lot Boonton Avenue, between Main Street & BirchStreet 27 short-term 
$0.25 per 1/2 hour
American Legion Lot At the NJ Transit station off the Rt. 287 South on-ramp (behind the historical society museum) $1 per day
Bider Lot Cornelia Street (next to the Elks Club) 13 Long-term & 
7 short-term
$0.25 per 1/2 hour
Division Street Lot Possible new lot coming in 2018