Parking Information

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

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

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 $1.50 per hour to $2.00 per hour with certain high demand areas having 4 hour limits and the other areas with no limits. All major credit/debit cards will be accepted as well as US quarters but no paper money. Paid parking will be enforced between the hours of 9 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Saturday and 12 PM to 8 PM on Sunday from May 15th to October 31st.  Permit parking areas will be designated by signage and will be available for residents, employees, COA students and a few other categories that require certain eligibility factors.  In addition, there are available free 15 minute parking spaces in 3 locations downtown. All permits are good for one season and will be applied for online, approved by authorized staff and issued by vehicle plate number on an electronic basis by the Town's meter vendor. Free all day parking may also be available at the Conners Emerson school during non-school hours, other side streets that are not signed and at some point at the Ferry Terminal. Island Explorer transportation direct to the downtown area is also available from various outlying hotels and from other locations on the island if visitors wish to avoid paid parking and they do not qualify for permit parking. 

Meters and kiosks were activated May 22.

As of Wednesday, June 12th, Permit Parking Applications are now being Accepted!
You must create a user account first, then apply for the permit desired.
The link for permits is
Click here to view the Permit Parking Summary-FAQ.
Permit Parking Enforcement will begin June 26.
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.


To view the Town Council Permit and Paid Parking Policy, click HERE

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