Parking & Civil Enforcement

The Parking Clerk is an appointee of the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. The duties of the parking clerk are outlined in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, section 20A 1/2 - 20E. The Parking Clerk maintains and records all parking violations, applies payments and late fees, reports overdue violations to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor vehicles, issues registry releases, hears appeals and holds hearings.

The Civil Enforcement Office maintains and records all other civil violation fees and penalties, applies payments and late fees, performs collection activities, and accepts appeals in accordance with applicable laws and statutes.
  1. Animal Control Violations

    Gardner Animal Control Officers protect the rights of animal owners, non-owners and the interests of animals alike.

  2. Appeal a Parking Violation

    The Parking Clerk is an appointee of the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council.

  3. Civil Enforcement Information

    The Civil Enforcement Office maintains violation information for dog licenses, dog violations, various civil violations and "pay-as-you-throw" violations.

  4. Handicapped Parking

    The mission of the City of Gardner Disability Commission (the “Commission”) is to promote social awareness as to the contributions and the potential of individuals with disabilities.

  5. Meter Use Demo

    Read through instructions for how to use the new parking meter.

  6. Parking Violations Fee Schedule (PDF)

    Access the Parking Violations Fee Schedule.

  7. Paying a Parking Violation

    Parking violations can be paid in person at the Collector's Office by cash, check or money orders, or by mail by check or money order.

  8. Public Parking Maps

    Access different parking maps from the City Gardner.

  9. Report a Broken Meter

    Please complete this form to notify us of a meter in need of repair.

  10. Traffic Commission

    The main function of this commission is to make recommendations, based on studies and reports, to the City Council regarding changes to the Traffic Ordinance (Ordinance 48).