Railroad Station Parking in Darien
Commuter Permit Holders,
The Board of Selectmen recognizes that, due to Covid-19 restrictions, many permit holders have been unable to make full use of their 2020 railroad station parking permits. Therefore, the Board of Selectmen has voted to extend the expiration date of 2020 railroad station parking permits until March 31, 2021. It is anticipated that the renewal process will begin in February 2021, with 2021 railroad station parking permits being valid for the period of April 1, 2021-December 31, 2021, at a pro-rated fee of $300.
Darien Parking Authority
There are two train stations in the Town of Darien--the Noroton Heights Train Station and the Darien Train Station.
To get on the waiting list for an annual parking permit at either the Noroton Heights Train Station or the Darien Train Station (Leroy West Lot), call 656-7330 between 8am and 4pm M-TH (Town Hall is closed on Fridays and holidays) or click here. There are separate waiting lists for each lot. You may be on both waiting lists. There is an annual fee of $10 to remain on the waiting list. The lot at the Noroton Heights Train Station is operated by the Town of Darien, but it is owned by the State of Connecticut and therefore non-residents can hold a Noroton Heights Lot permit. The Leroy West Lot at the Darien Train Station is owned by the Town of Darien and only Darien residents may hold permits for the Leroy West Lot.
Please note: non-residents can join the wait list for the Leroy West Lot at the Darien Train Station, but you must be a resident of Darien at the time you are offered the opportunity to purchase a Leroy West Lot permit and while you hold a Leroy West Lot permit. Leroy West Lot permit holders who move out of Darien must relinquish that permit.
Already on the wait list and want to know where you stand? Click here.
Daily parking is also available at both the Noroton Heights Train Station and the Darien Train Station. These lots are operated by the Town of Darien, but they are owned by the State of Connecticut, therefore non-residents may utilize these lots for the same daily fee as a resident of Darien. See below for more information on the daily lots.
Annual Commuter Permit Parking
FEE: $400.00 for the year. Parking privileges start 1/1/2020 and expire 12/31/2020.
If you have delinquent parking tickets or delinquent motor vehicle tickets, you will not be able to renew your permit until you have resolved any delinquencies.
Do you need to make changes to your permit information - add or delete a plate, change an address? Click here.
Daily Commuter Parking Information - Pay by App or Pay at the Station
Daily parking is available in designated parking spaces at the commuter parking lots in the Darien and Noroton Heights train stations. Payment is required from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking is free on weekends and on holidays. Daily parking is $4 per day. Payment must be made at the time you park. Multiple consecutive days may be purchased at once. If you pay by App, please be sure to choose the correct zone for the lot where you parked. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU PAY FOR MULTIPLE DAYS IN ADVANCE, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED DAYS.
You may now purchase a monthly pass for the pay station lots. The fee for this pass is $65 for a calendar month. Monthly passes are only available through the mPay2park app. You can get the free app from iTunes or Google Play. You will need to complete a brief enrollment form and pay the fee for your first monthly pass directly to the Town of Darien. Renewals will be processed through the app. The monthly pass is for use in the pay station lots. It can only be used to park in the permit lots after 9:30 am. Click here for the enrollment form and instructions for using the pass.
Location of daily parking spaces:
For parking information call 656-7330 Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 4:00PM, closed Fridays.
Daily commuters have two options to pay for parking - pay by app or pay at the pay station. Daily parkers may park in the permit lots between 9:30 am and midnight.
For information on how to pay by app or pay at the pay station, click here: Daily Commuter Parking Information
A link to the Southwestern Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA) --now the Western CT Council of Governments --rail station parking information.
This web site lists rail station parking throughout the region with associated costs.