Philadelphia City Officials announced on Monday, March 16, 2020 to halt all non-essential City government operations in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (Authority) is following this directive. Therefore, the Authority’s Taxicab and Limousine Division (TLD) will be semi-closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and will last through at least March 27, 2020. A precise end date has not yet been determined.
The TLD’s Enforcement Inspectors will continue to patrol during this time as well as monitoring the complaint lines. However, vehicle inspections, court cases and driver testing/training will be deferred and the Customer Service Window will be closed.
Additionally, during this time period, all deadlines, payment due dates, etc. will be extended until April 1, 2020. Any driver certificate that was set to expire from March 17, 2020 through March 27, 2020 will be extended to an expiration date of April 1, 2020.
We advise that you continue to monitor and follow the CDC guidelines concerning best safety protocols surrounding COVID-19. You may obtain this information on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fsummary.html.
We will continue to reassess operations based upon conditions and guidance from City Officials. Please be sure look to the TLD’s website at www.philapark.org/tld for any updates. Stay Safe!
Christine A. Kirlin, Esq.
Taxicab and Limousine Division
Philadelphia Parking Authority
2415 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148