Bath Traffic Safety Officer: this position is currently vacant. In the meantime, please call (207) 443-5563, ext. 3, or email email@example.com
The Traffic Safety Officer bears primary responsibility for the enforcement of parking ordinances with the city. He works full-time, Monday through Friday during the day, as well as during special events. The TSO is also trained as a Reserve Officer and assists in Patrol Duties when necessary.
Parking in Downtown Bath
Please click here to view the City's parking brochure, which shows parking options in the downtown area. Copies of this brochure are available at the Police Station, City Hall, and the Bath Regional Information Center.
Please Click Here (list updated January 2021) for a list of all streets with parking restrictions. If a street is not listed, it has no parking restrictions other than a winter parking ban (see "Winter Parking Ban" below).
Parking Against the Flow of Traffic
Motorists must park with the flow of traffic. No person can cause a vehicle to be parked in such a manner which, when leaving that space, will require the vehicle to cross a lane of traffic in order to proceed in the direction in which the vehicle was parked.
Winter Parking Ban
From November 15th to March 15th of each year, motorists cannot park any longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 12:00am(midnight) and 6:00am of any day except for bona fide emergencies. The city may extend the parking ban after March 15th as necessary until such winter conditions abate.
Immobilizing and Towing
When an individual has three or more outstanding (unpaid) tickets, any vehicle registered to them may be booted or towed whether they are in violation at the time of impoundment or not. In order to have the boot removed or vehicle released, the owner must pay all unpaid tickets, plus a Boot Fee of $75.00 if booted. The owner must get a complete list of tickets by appearing at the Bath Police Department. Correct payment (cash or check) will be accepted at the police department. If the payee does not have the correct payment, they must pay at the Bath Police Department at 250 Water Street during normal business hours.
Downtown Parking Permits
A Downtown Parking Permit may be purchased at the cost of $45 per month. Each permit is for a specific lot within the downtown. If interested, please contact the Bath Police Department. Please note that there may be a waiting list for permits.
How Many tickets do you have? It is your responsibility to find out. Call the Bath Police Department at 443-5563 to find out. Remember, three or more unpaid tickets subjects a vehicle to be booted or towed. Double the amount of the ticket if not paid within 30 days of issuance.
You can now pay parking tickets online. Select "City of Bath ME - Police" from the department drop down menu.
First in half year $ 30.00
Second in half year $ 35.00
Third in half year $ 40.00
Fourth in half year $ 45.00
Fifth or more in half year $ 50.00
Central Business District Overtime Violations
First in half year Warning
2nd in half year $ 20.00
3rd in half year $ 25.00
All subsequent violations increase in $5.00 increments
Other Selected Violations:
No Parking Area $ 30.00
No Parking Permit $ 45.00
Parking Against Traffic $ 30.00
Within 20 feet of Corner $ 30.00
Within 10 feet of Hydrant $ 40.00
Within 10 feet of Driveway $30.00
Blocking Driveway $ 50.00
Too Far From or On Curb $ 20.00
Parking In Bus Zone or Stop $ 30.00
Loading Zone $ 30.00
Parking in a Fire Lane $ 50.00
Double Parking $ 30.00
Parking Ban, Nov 15 - Mar 15 $ 30.00
Blocking Snow Removal $ 30.00
Blocking a Public Way $ 40.00
Hazardous Parking $ 50.00
Parking on Crosswalk $ 30.00
Parking on Sidewalk:
Handicapped Parking $200.00
Use of Immobilization device $ 75.00