Signs: Who Handles What?
As you park your car in the streets of Philly, and before you feed the meter , what are you likely to see? You guessed it—signs.
With a multitude of signs scattered throughout our city blocks, it’s important to remember one thing: Make sure you read them before parking so you can avoid getting a ticket!
Aside from helping manage the traffic flow on city streets, signs also serve as a guide for on-street parking options. But here’s the thing: The Philadelphia Parking Authority manages some of these signs, while others are managed by the Philadelphia Streets Department. Check out the list below for an outline of who handles what.
- Time Limit Parking
- Disabled Person Reserved Parking Spaces
- Passenger Loading Zones
- Truck Zones
- Valet Zones
- Residential Permit Parking
- Electric Vehicle Only
- Philly Carshare
Philadelphia Streets Department handles:
- Street cleaning
- Authorized zones
- Bus zones
- No parking in this street
- No truck parking in this street
- School Zones
If you have questions about the signs that are managed by the Streets Department, you can get in touch with Philly 311.
A Word to the Wise:
The green lettering on signs highlight the hours and days that parking is permitted at a particular location.
The red lettering on signs indicates when parking is restricted or just flat out not allowed.