Residents are encouraged to renew their 2014 parking permits before the Jan. 31 expiration date to avoid getting a ticket Feb. 1.

The city’s public information officer, Ini Tomeu, gave the details in a Monday email.

Car owners with an active 2014 residential parking permit can renew online here by Jan. 26 – avoiding walk-in lines at the Traffic Department and allowing time to get the 2015 permit by mail. New this year: Households without cars that have active 2014 visitor permit may also be eligible to renew via the website.

The city is again offering the opportunity for residents to pay extra to fund the city’s climate change initiatives. For information, call (617) 349-4700.

Finally, Tomeu said the winning entry from the 2015 Resident Permit Photo Contest has been announced: “Alewife T Sculpture,” seen below, by Takako Tokuoka.

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