The Parking Enforcement Division consists of 4 part-time parking enforcement officers who work during the summer months to assist the Police Department handle the thousands of beach visitors each day.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay my parking ticket online?

Yes, we accept parking ticket payments online. Click here to learn more.

What if I received a parking ticket at the Jenness Beach meters?

Jenness State Beach meters are monitored and enforced by the NH State Parks Meter Patrol, not by the Rye Police Department.

When are the parking ordinances enforced?

Most parking regulations are in effect year round. Some regulations, including permit parking, are only enforced from May 1 through October 1.

Which beaches require a parking permit?

The main areas are Sawyers Beach, Cable Rd. Extension (Cable Beach), Atlantic Ave Ext., Jenness Ave. Ext., Wallis Rd. Extension (Pirates Cove). There are several other smaller permit parking areas (watch for posted signs).

How do I obtain a parking permit?

Permits are only issued to Rye residents and property owners. They may be obtained at the Rye Town Hall. If you are visiting a motel, you are eligible to use a temporary parking permit. The temporary permit card must be displayed on the driver's side dash board.

I have never been to Rye. Why did I receive an unpaid parking ticket notice?

Unpaid parking ticket notices are sent to the registered owner of the vehicle which received a ticket. The owner is responsible for all parking violations.

How do I appeal a parking ticket?

You may download the parking ticket appeal form below, or complete the form in person at the Rye Police Department. Appeals should be submitted within 5 days of receiving the ticket to avoid late fees.



  • pdf Parking Appeal Form
    You may appeal a parking ticket by completing this form. The appeal needs to be submitted within 5 days of issuance.