Streets, Trees & Parks

Duties and Responsibilities

The Superintendent of Streets & Tree Warden is responsible for public street maintenance and snow removal as well as operation of the Recycling & Disposal Center.  

Hereby authorized, and as to those signs and signals required hereunder it shall be his duty, to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained all official traffic signs, signals, markings and safety zones. All signs, signals, markings and safety zones shall conform to the standards as prescribed by the Department of Public Works of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Overnight Parking

Under the Town of Kingston Standard Municipal Traffic Guide, updated June 1999, Article 5 Stopping, Standing, Parking; Section 2 outlines: No all-night parking. It states, "No person shall allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in his name, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 1 am and 6 am of any day. Section 5-7.1 states that "It shall be the duty of police officers to enforce the provisions of this section.

The Town of Kingston General By-Laws, revised April 2, 2005, Chapter 7-1.9 addresses the issue of removal of vehicles due to snow. It states, "Whenever, for the purpose of removing or plowing snow or removing ice, from anyway, it becomes necessary to remove, or cause to be removed, to some convenient place, including in such a term a public garage, any vehicle interfering with such work, the superintendent of streets, or other officer having charge of ways, is hereby authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, the said vehicle and liability for the cost of such removal, and of the storage charges, if any, resulting therefrom, shall be imposed upon the owner of such vehicle.

This notice is a reminder that overnight parking is not allowed on any street throughout the year.

The purpose of this notice is to prevent the towing and/or ticketing of motor vehicles on our streets. By educating the public, we believe that we can prevent the inconvenience of towing or ticketing a motor vehicle. This notice will serve as a warning for any vehicles parking overnight.

Please note that if your vehicle is found on the roadway overnight, it may be ticketed and/or towed at your expense.

Streets, Trees and Parks Staff