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Ticket to Drive: What Every Driver in Philadelphia Needs to Know About Parking Violations

Violation PicWhen you have coffee with friends, you normally chat about the weather, weekend plans or hobbies. Parking tickets? Not so much. We know ticketing isn’t everyone’s favorite topic, but there are some things that Philadelphia drivers need to know about parking violations. To get the parking ticket chat started, we’ve put together a list of things drivers need to know about tickets.

Parking Enforcement Officers only patrol during certain times of the day.

Believe it or not, our officers do not patrol 24/7.  You’ll catch the PEOs on their beat during the following hours:

  • 6:30AM to 11:00 PM Monday – Thursday
  • 6:00 AM to 3:00 AM Friday – Saturday
  • 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM Sunday

Please Note: The Philadelphia Police Department also enforces parking violations. They patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, illegally parked vehicles are still subject to ticketing outside of the above-listed hours.

We are one of multiple entities that issue parking tickets.

Yes, you read that right; we’re not the only organization issuing parking tickets! Check out the list below for other ticket issuing agencies:

  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Septa Police
  • University of Pennsylvania Police
  • Temple University Police
  • Center City District Police
  • Postal Police
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • Fairmount Park Police

You have the right to contest any ticket.

If you want to contest a ticket, there are a number of ways to do it. Read about contesting a violation here.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about a ticket or violation, you can contact us on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter).