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
When are the parking ordinances enforced?
Several parking ordinances, including permit parking, are only enforced from May1 through October 1. Please remember that many other parking regulations are still in effect year round, so follow any posted signs.
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.
How do I pay a parking ticket?
Tickets may be paid by mail or in person at the Rye Police Department. Be sure the ticket is from the Rye Police.
Note: Jenness State Beach meters are monitored and enforced by the NH State Parks Meter Patrol, not by the Rye Police Department.
How do I appeal a parking ticket?
You may download the parking ticket appeal form online, 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.
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. While it is possible that someone borrowed the vehicle when the ticket was issued, the owner is ultimately responsible.