Free parking is allowed on most downtown streets for varying amounts of time, which are posted. There are municipal lots scattered throughout town. Depending on location, two-, three-, four-, six-, eight- and 12-hour spaces are available. You must use quarters. There are meters at Talmadge Hill where you can get 12 hours for 12 quarters. Parking lot details are outlined on the parking authority’s pages on the town website, newcanaan.info. Permit spaces may be used free by anyone after 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except in the Park Street lot and Town Hall lot.

Permits for lots in town are available to business owners and employees.