Parking in Hanover during Dartmouth Football Games
The Hanover Police Department would like to clarify parking enforcement practices during home Dartmouth football games.
The purpose of having time limits on parking meters is to encourage turnover and allow for guests to patronize businesses in our downtown area. We understand that a home Dartmouth football game brings thousands of people to the downtown area, something that is good for everyone. We also understand that the majority of the parking areas in Town have a time limit of two hours, much shorter than the length of a football game.
To best accommodate as many guests to Hanover as possible, all parking meters will be enforced during the Saturday home games until 1:30 p.m., the start time of the game. This will encourage turnover beforehand, while still allowing those attending the game the ability to legally park. All other parking violations, such as prohibited parking and permit only spaces (aside from those on Hovey Lane and Lebanon Street) will still be enforced as normal. This includes the prohibited parking areas on College Street along the Dartmouth Green. The Hanover Parking Garage will still operate as normal on these days with their daily fee schedule.
Please note that parking enforcement will not change for the night time football games.