Parking Information

A parking map and parking meter inventory map are below.
Click here for a printable version of the Parking Meter Inventory map.

Map for guidance only. Always obey posted parking signs and pavement markings. Parking rules are strictly enforced. Never park in a manner which obstructs traffic. Never park on a sidewalk, in front of a driveway or alley, within an intersection, within 10 feet of a hydrant, on a crosswalk, within 15 feet of a corner or stop sign, along the side of another vehicle, upon any bridge, or any place where official signs or curb painting so prohibit. Always park in marked spaces when they are clearly present. No vehicle may be parked on a public street or public parking lot for more than 72 hours.

Permit and Paid Parking Policy

To view the Town Council Permit and Paid Parking Policy click HERE.
  • Town Council's Permit and Paid Parking Policy is in effect in specified downtown areas.  The Parking Map best illustrates the areas where there are kiosks, meters & signed permit parking.
  • The Parking rates range from $2.00 per hour to $4.00 per hour with certain high demand areas having 4-hour limits and the other areas with no limits.
  • All major credit/debit cards are accepted as well as US quarters and Town of Bar Harbor Smart Cards and tokens, but no paper money.
  • Paid parking will be enforced between the hours of 8 AM to 9 PM, Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 9 PM on Sunday from May 15 to October 30.
  • Permit parking areas are designated by signage and will be available for residents, employees, COA students and a few other categories that require certain eligibility factors.  Residential permits will automatically renew each season if the applicant choses to select that option. Non-residential, COA, and employee permits are good for one season and should be applied for online. They will be approved by authorized staff and issued electronically by vehicle plate number. Other specialty permits are available, such as contractor, dumpster, boat/trailer, or commercial fishing permits.
  • There are free 15-minute parking spaces available in three locations downtown.
  • Free all-day parking may be available on other side streets that are not signed.
Please contact the Finance Department or Police Department with further questions.


The link for permits is
You must create a user account first, then apply for the permit desired.
Check your spam/junk folder for the first email confirmation from the Permit portal, then add them to your approved list to receive future emails.


For additional parking and traffic regulations, refer to the Bar Harbor Town Code, Chapter 194 Vehicles and Traffic

For general parking related questions contact the Parking Manager at 207-288-1777.


For help with the permit portal process, call Finance at 207-288-5096.



Questions regarding violations should be directed to the Bar Harbor Police Department – Parking Enforcement at 207-288-1777. During the off season (November – April), questions can be directed to the Finance Department at 207-288-5096.

Payment of a Citation

1. Pay online at
2. Pay by Mail – Make check or money orders payable to Treasurer, Town of Bar Harbor. Mail to 
Town of Bar Harbor
93 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
3. In Person Payments – Payment can be made in person at the address below weekdays from 8:30am and 5:00pm. 
        Treasurer’s Office – Municipal Building
        93 Cottage Street
        Bar Harbor, ME 04609


The Town offers the purchase and use of $1 parking tokens that will be accepted in all its meters and kiosks. They are available in the Municipal Building Finance office in packages of 25 tokens for $25 and 10 tokens for $10. Slightly larger than a nickel they are made from nickel plated brass which is primarily a copper alloy. The use of copper alloy metal is effective in reducing the impact of viruses and microbes as copper alloys possess antimicrobial properties. This is especially helpful when considering the expected constant re-use of these tokens. The use of tokens also will be more secure, as its use will limit US currency cash sitting in meters prior to collection, since cash paid for the tokens is received at the Town Office at the time of the initial sale of the tokens.

The tokens have the Town logo on one side and a design chosen by finance staff from participating student artists from MDI High School. The design selected, of a sunrise in Acadia, was created and submitted by Austria Morehouse, a senior art student at the school.


The Town also offers the purchase and use of “Smart Cards.” These are cards that can be loaded with money, $10 at minimum, for use at all Bar Harbor parking meters and kiosks, similar to gift cards. They are available at the Municipal Building Finance office and are reloadable. These funds never expire. 
The smart cards have a picturesque photo with the town logo on one side and the directions for use on the other side. 

parking map 5-13-2019

Click HERE for a  larger / printable version of the Parking map. Current as of 5-13-2019

Inventory map 5-13-19