From the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department, Nov. 16, 2015: Resident and visitor parking permits for 2016 are available. Although current permits do not expire until Jan. 31, residents are encouraged to renew online early to avoid delays. They must have an active current residential parking permit to renew online. Households without vehicles that have an active 2015 visitor permit may also be eligible to renew online.

The new permit features the winning entry from the 2016 Resident Permit Photo Contest, an image of the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility submitted by Holly Donaldson.

As part of the renewal or purchase process, the city is again offering residents the option to make a voluntary contribution to be allocated to climate change initiatives. For information, call (617) 349-4700 or visit cambridgema.gov/traffic.