SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The borough has begun to enforce new regulations that affect parking in Lot 1A, located on West High Street between Maple and Davenport streets.      

Effective July 1, parking in Lot 1A will be restricted to those with:

- A short term residential parking pass, limited to three hours maximum;

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- A merchant-employee monthly parking pass;

- Full service parking passes, offering 24/7 parking privileges.

All others will be subject to a summons.

The restrictive rules and new rate schedule is intended to improve the downtown parking situation for residents and merchants, according to Mayor Brian Gallagher.

"As we've said from the beginning, we will listen and adjust parking in downtown as needed," Gallagher said. "This lot is intended to help the residents and employees in the downtown area."

Passes are available for purchase.

The Short term residential passes, limited to three hours daily, are $10 per vehicle;

The Merchant-Employee monthly pass costs $50 per month;

The Full service, 24/7 pass costs $275 for three months.

Those interested in obtaining any of these passes must send an email to:

Names must be included. The borough will send an email response requesting additional information as part of the permit process.