Parking at MITC
The Massachusetts Information Technology Center (MITC) provides user Agencies with limited, secured surface parking. Parking spaces are allocated to employees by each user Agency. All employee parking lots at MITC are card access controlled and contain perimeter fencing, exterior lighting, and remote security cameras to ensure the safety of the Commonwealth’s employees and vendors.
As MITC is a mission critical facility, users of the parking lots must expect strict compliance with the following parking policy and procedures. The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Commonwealth’s employees, facilities, and visitors and will therefore rigidly enforce the following policy and procedures.
While we value all our employees and visitors and have faith that they will do their best to comply, please be advised that we have a “zero tolerance” policy for violations. There will be consequences for anyone who willfully chooses not to follow the Parking Policies and Procedures including, but not limited to, verbal/written warning, suspension and/or revocation of parking privileges.
The MITC Parking Policy and Procedures were developed by representatives from the MITC Agency User Executive Management team. Suggestions and complaints regarding these parking policies and procedures should be forwarded to the DCAMM Facility Management Office for review by the MITC Agency User Executive Management Team. Concerns regarding parking allocations must be brought to the attention of the relative Agency Representative.
Agency Representative – is the liaison to the DCAMM Facility Management and Maintenance Office whose responsibility is to make notification to DCAMM and/or their agency of agency/employee parking related matters.
Authorized Parking Space – Marked parking space.
DCAMM – Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
MITC Agency Employee – is an employee whose primary tour of duty is assigned to MITC, 200 Arlington Street, Chelsea, MA 02150.
Valid Access Card – is an employee parking access card that has been activated by DCAMM Facility Management Office
Parking assignment and registration
Once an Agency has granted an individual parking privileges to either lot A, C, or D, the individual must report to the DCAMM management office to complete the MITC Parking Registration form and receive a permit identification hangtag which is to be affixed to the car rearview mirror. Any car that is not registered with DCAMM and/or does not have a parking permit tag will be ticketed by security and reported to DCAMM Facility Management and their respective agency.
Access to parking areas
Access to Parking Lots A, C, and D are provided by card access only. Access cards are programmed with specific Lot and timeframe information. In order to enter one of the above referenced lots, a user must present his/her valid access card to the pedestal mounted card reader. Upon a valid card read, the entrance gate will rise, and the vehicle may proceed into the lot. When exiting the parking lots the exit gate will rise automatically as a vehicle begins to exit. Tailgating a vehicle entering the lot is strictly prohibited and may also result in the gate arm lowering down onto the trailing vehicle.
If an employee with registered parking arrives to the facility without their access card, upon arrival to their designated lot, they may use the intercom system to alert security to the issue. The employee should provide security with their name, agency name and vehicle permit identification hang-tag number. Upon security verifying that the employee has a valid vehicle permit identification hangtag, access will be granted by security through the remote gate operator. After parking their vehicle, the employee must sign-in at the front lobby security desk and notify their respective agency representative if they require assistance or replacement of their access card. The Agency Representative will then notify DCAMM for assistance.
The Visitor Parking Lot is located on Arlington Street, one block northeast from the building’s main entrance. The Visitor’s Lot is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and is closed on weekends and holidays. All visitors must register with the front lobby security desk.
PLEASE NOTE: MITC AGENCY EMPLOYEES ARE NOT CONSIDERED A VISITOR, AND THEREFORE, MAY NOT PARK IN THE VISITORS LOT.
After Hours Parking
After hours and weekend parking is available to MITC agency employees in Lot A by a valid card access only. Individuals working second, third, or weekend shifts will be allowed access to Lot A (the access card must be programmed accordingly). Employees that have parking access to the C and D lots who have safety concerns in traveling to their vehicle after work, may request Lot A parking access Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from their agency. Any vehicle without a permit identification hang tag left in Lot A after 6:00 a.m. on weekdays will be asked to vacate by security.
Specially designated handicapped parking spaces are available in Lot A on the south side of the building. In addition, handicapped parking is available for MITC visitors in the Visitors Lot. Questions concerning handicapped parking should be directed to the DCAMM Facility Management office. Any vehicle parked in a handicapped area must have a handicapped plate and/or visible valid permit or it will be towed at the owner’s expense.
State vehicle parking
Specially designated State vehicle parking spaces are available in Lot A across from the Loading Dock. Questions concerning State Vehicle parking should be directed to the building management office.
Upon an agency liaison submitting a Vendor Access Request / Loading Dock Access Request to DCAMM Facility Management Office, vendors will be granted access to the “A” lot and loading dock for the purpose of preforming services for the requesting agency. Once in the loading dock, vendors will be required to produce a company issued form of identification and sign in with security. Security will scan all incoming packages and equipment. The vendor’s vehicle will then be parked in an available spot in the “A” lot. Security will contact the agency representative to escort the vendor while in the building. When service is completed the vendor is escorted back to the loading dock.
Finding authorized space
The responsibility of finding an authorized parking space rests with the driver. Lack of parking space, mechanical problems, inclement weather conditions or other disabilities are not considered valid excuses for violation of traffic and parking regulations.
A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space, but only an opportunity to park within a specified area or areas. Drivers should be aware that spaces in prime locations tend to fill up first.
Improperly parked vehicles
Any vehicle parked in such a manner that is taking up more than one parking space or parked in such a manner that they are obstructing traffic lanes (not a marked parking space) is considered an improperly parked vehicle and will receive a warning.
All fire lanes are clearly designated. By order of the Chelsea Fire Department, all unattended vehicles parked in a fire lane will be subject to immediate towing at the owner’s expense. Violations will be reported to the Agency Representative.
From November 1st to March 31st, second, third and weekend shift employees will be requested to park along the fence across from the Handicapped marked spaces on the southwest side in Lot A to help facilitate the clearing of snow from the lots. In addition, all vehicles must be removed from Lots C, D and the Visitors Lot by 6:00 p.m. during a predicted heavy snowfall. User Agencies are requested to encourage employees to utilize public transportation during snowstorms.
Any vehicle left unattended on the property for a period of more than 24 hours will be considered abandoned, reported to the Agency Representative and subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Disable vehicles must be reported to the front lobby security desk and removed from the property within 24-hours.
Parking related to business travel
MITC agency employees that require longer term parking due to official business related travel should submit a written request to their Agency Representative for approval. Approval of such requests will be provided to the requestor in writing and a copy of the approval will be forwarded to the DCAMM Facility Management Office. Upon receipt of an approved request, the DCAMM Facility Management Office will issue a special permit identification hang-tag for the specific dates that long-term parking has been approved. The special permit identification hang-tag must be visibly displayed on the vehicle dashboard and returned to the DCAMM Facility Management Office upon expiration.
In the event of a business related emergency, where agency employees that park at the MITC need to leave their vehicle and are deployed to other site(s), that employee should notify security of the situation and provide them with the vehicle and contact information along with the reason for leaving the vehicle.
A maximum speed of 10 miles per hour is considered to be safe for movement through the parking areas. The Agency and its employees are required to comply with this speed limit to ensure the safety of all concerned.
Building Management shall have the right to evacuate the parking areas in the event of an emergency of catastrophe.
Loss of or damage to property
The Commonwealth shall have no liability to the agency or its employees, agents, invitees, or licensees for losses due to theft, burglary or for damages or bodily injury incurred by authorized or by unauthorized persons in or on the parking facilities.
Vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated. All acts of vandalism will be reported to the responsible agency and the Chelsea Police Department. Any repairs will be at the sole expense of the responsible party.
Failure of DCAMM to strictly enforce any parking regulation shall not be construed as a waiver for the future enforcement of the regulation.
The Commonwealth reserves the right to rescind any of these rules and make other and further rules and regulations as in its judgment shall from time to time be necessary or advisable for the operation of the parking facilities.
Loss of parking privileges
Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in the temporary and/or permanent loss of parking privileges.