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PPA COVID-19 Protocols

 
 
Parking Enforcement: UPDATED 6/24/2020
 
Parking Meters:
City-wide enforcement of  meters resumed Monday, June 22nd, and contact-free payment options are available. Customers are encouraged to make contact-free payments through the PPA’s mobile payment app, meterUP. Mobile payments can also be made via meterUP by calling 1-877-727-5303.
 
Residential Permit Parking: UPDATED 6/23/2020
Enforcement of residential permit parking time limits resumed Monday, June 29th, 2020.  Mailed-in permit applications are currently being processed. Permit renewals and applications can also be made online by clicking below.
 

 

NOTE: If your permit expires June 30, 2020; your expiration date is extended to July 31, 2020.

Our residential permit office located at 35 N. 8th Street reopened Monday, June 22nd. 

Scheduled hearings:UPDATED 6/24/2020

The Bureau of Administrative Adjudication is no longer conducting in-person hearings. If your vehicle is booted or towed, you can request a remote hearing by visiting 913 Filbert Street between the below hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

If you had a scheduled hearing after March 17, you can submit your dispute information online, or via mail. Click below for more information. 

Click Here to Dispute Violation

Booted or Towed vehicles: UPDATED 7/6/2020

Booted Vehicles: 

Enforcement through immobilization (booting) will resume on Monday, July 13th. This is part two of the phased enforcement plan which began four weeks ago with meter enforcement. A vehicle may be booted if it has 3 or more unpaid parking, red light camera, or speed camera violations. We encourage anyone who is unsure about their status to contact us at 1-888-591-3636.

Vehicle owners may avoid a boot by paying tickets in full or enrolling in an installment payment plan.

Payment in full can be made contact free:

  • Online at www.philapark.org
  • Via Phone at 1-888-591-3636
  •  OR In-person, by appointment only, at 913 Filbert Street. To schedule an appointment text the words Parking Violations Branch to 267-214-5273

Installment Payment Plan details and applications are available:

  • Via Phone at 1-888-591-3636
  • In-person at 913 Filbert Street

Towed vehicles:

To retrieve a vehicle, you will have to pay only those tickets on the impounded vehicle’s license plate along with towing/storage fees. If tickets are eligible for a hearing and paid during this time of administrative office closure, you are eligible to contest those tickets when the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication resumes normal operations.  In order to claim your vehicle, you must submit a drivers license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. 

Payment options for impounded vehicles: UPDATED 6/18/2020

  1. You may pay online at www.philapark.org or in person at Impoundment Lot 1, 2501 Weccacoe Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19148 between 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. ($3.50 convenience fee will apply for online payments).
  2. If your vehicle was impounded due to a State Police Accident, please email your driver’s license, registration and insurance to docs@philapark.org at which time you will receive instructions on how to retrieve your vehicle.
  3. If your vehicle was Live Stopped and you do not have a Release from the Traffic Division, please email docs@philapark.org at which time you will be given instructions on how to pay for the $75 Release Fee.
  4. Lot 1 will be open Monday – Sunday 8:00am – 9:30pm, Lot 6 & Lot 7 will be open Monday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m..

Unclaimed Vehicle Auctions: All unclaimed vehicle auctions are cancelled until further notice. For additional details, please visit our auctions page

Parking ticket payments (for vehicles not booted or towed):  

Registration Suspend Department: UPDATED 6/12/2020

If you have a vehicle registration that has been suspended due to unpaid parking tickets, you may now pay on-line to have your suspension removed.  There is a $3.50 convenience fee for all on-line payments.  In order to pay on-line you must obtain additional instructions by contacting the Registration Suspend Department at 215-683-9685 or Regsuspend@philapark.org, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..

The previous in person payment location at 35 N. 8th Street is no longer taking walk-in payments for suspended registrations.  In person payments can be made at 913 Filbert Street Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.. 

Please Note: Prior to making an in-person payment, you need to contact the Registration Suspend Department at  215-683-9685 or Regsuspend@philapark.org, Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..

Red Light Camera Violations: UPDATED 7/2/2020

Payment of red light camera violations can be made:

  • Online at: philapark.org/violations
  • By mail: Red Light Camera Program, P.O. Box 597, Baltimore, MD 21203-0597
  • In-person: Beginning Monday, July 6th, payments may be made in-person at 45 N. 8th Street. 

If the payment envelope is postmarked within 30 days of issuance, penalties will not accrue. 

Airport Garages: UPDATED 6/23/2020

 Philadelphia Parking Authority airport parking Garages (upper levels) are open.  Normal garage rates apply for parking stays under 3 consecutive days (72 hours or less) at the maximum daily rate of $24.00.

Short Term (ground level​)of the garages are open at the regular maximum ​daily rate of $44.00. There are no reduced rates for Short Term (ground level of the garages) parking.​

Though the Economy lot is closed until further notice, there is an attractive parking rate in the upper levels of the garages for parking stays in excess of 3 consecutive days (72 hours or more). The special long term rate is a flat $16.00 ​per day. The special applies from day one of the parking stay.  There is no limit to the length of time for parking stay. However, if you intend to park in excess of 30 consecutive days, we ask that you call our airport parking office at 215-683-9842 to advise of your extended stay.

Neighborhood Lots: All neighborhood lots are open. 

Center City Garages: UPDATED 5-19-2020
 
Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal parking rates will apply at PPA operated Center City garages and select parking lots. Please see below for details pertaining to each each location:

Family Court Garage (1503 Arch Street) – Normal operations and rates will apply beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020. 

Autopark at Jefferson (10th and Ludlow) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Gateway Parking Garage (1540 Vine Street) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Autopark at Independence Garage (5th and Market) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Autopark at Fashion District/Gallery Garage ( 44 N. 9th Street) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Old City Garage (2nd and Sansom) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Parkade Garage (801 Arch Street) – Beginning Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. To accommodate complimentary patrons who work overnight and enter the garage before midnight, Sunday, May 31st, those patrons must exit by 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 1st. 

Autopark at the Ben Franklin Bridge (224 N. 3rd St.) – open only to monthly access cardholders.

8th & Chestnut Lot – (801 Chestnut Street) Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. 

19th & Callowhill Lot – (1901 Callowhill Street) Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. 

Fern Rock Rail Station Lot – (10th & Nedro Streets) Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. 

Fox Chase Rail Station Lot –  (500 Rhawn Street) Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply. 

Torresdale Rail Station Lot – (4900 Grant Avenue) Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1st, 2020, normal operations and rates will apply.