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York City Parking Bureau

Mission

To provide parking facilities and services to meet the parking needs of York city residents, businesses and visitors.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Business Administration Department is to manage all of the parking facilities owned by the City of York General Authority and the City, which includes three garages and fourteen surface lots. The Bureau is also responsible for meter collection and meter enforcement, meter installation and maintenance.

Report a Problem

Report Problems with Garages or Lots:
717-849-2309
Report Problems with Meters:
717-849-2236.

Monthly Permits

Monthly parking permits can be purchased at City Hall.

Discount parking coupons are available for the garages.

  • Each Park and Shop coupon is worth $2.50 off your parking total.
  • The Park and Shop coupons are sold in bundles of 50 for $62.50.
  • Punch Cards are $87.55 for 40 hours of parking.
  • Special event and evening parking at all garages is $6.00

For more information on monthly leasing and billing please call 717-849-2309.

  • Parking Tax Forms
  • Parking FAQs

    What are the Parking Meter Hours?

    • All parking meters will be enforced Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    • Parking meters located in the “Retail Zone” shall also be enforced Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
    • Meter parking is free on Sundays and holidays observed by the City of York.
    • The “Retail Zone” is:
      George Street between King Street and North Street
      Beaver Street between King Street and Gas Avenue
      Market Street between Duke Street and Pershing Avenue
      Philadelphia Street between Duke Street and Pershing Avenue
    • Meters are marked with the hours of operation and enforcement.

    Do you have to pay to park on the street?

    Yes. The downtown area has parking meters for on-street parking. All parking meters will be enforced:

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (free on Sundays and holidays observed by the City of York)

    Where can I report problems with garages, lots, or meters?

    • To report problems with garages, lots, or meters please call 717-849-2259, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Parking Meters & Rates

    Enforcement Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM   (Free on Sundays and holidays observed by the City of York)

    Saturday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for parking meters located in the “Retail Zone”.

    The “Retail Zone”:
    George Street between King Street and North Street
    Beaver Street between King Street and Gas Avenue
    Market Street between Duke Street and Pershing Avenue
    Philadelphia Street between Duke Street and Pershing Avenue

    Meters are marked with the hours of operation and enforcement.

    Digital Meter Rates:
    $0.05 – 3 minutes
    $0.10 – 6 minutes
    $0.25 – 15 minutes

    Mechanical Meter Rates:
    $0.10 – 10 minutes
    $0.25 – 25 minutes
    *Mechanical meters only take dimes and quarters

    Meter Permits:
    City Residents:
    Meter permits are available for city residents in designated areas
    The Core area is $30.28 per month and the Non-Core area is $74.64 for six months
    Please call 717-815-0517 for more information

    Contractors:
    Permits are available for construction for $12.60 per day plus a the sign fee of $1
    Please call 717-815-0517 for more information

    Handicap Parking:
    Meter parking for person with disabilities and disabled veterans is permitted at all blue headed meters marked as HCP parking as well as all available meters in the city. The PennDOT approved placard or license plate must be presented. All meters must be paid and no unpaid grace periods are permitted. Visitors have the ability to extend one additional hour over the standard two hour maximum with person with disabilities and disabled veterans placard or license plate.


    Article 509.10 PARKING OVERTIME.

    No owner or operator of any vehicle shall cause, allow or permit such vehicle to be parked overtime or beyond the period of the legal parking time established for any parking meter zone herein created. (1944 Code Ch. 18 §63.)

  • Parking Fines

    The following are the parking fines for the City of York

    • Meter Violation – $20
    • Time Zone Violation – $25
    • Street Sweeping Violation – $50
    • Late Fee Notice – $20
    • No Parking Zone – $25
    • Double Parking – $50
    • Too Far From Curb – $25
    • Bus or Taxi Zone – $25
    • Fire Hydrant – $100
    • On Sidewalk – $25
    • Blocking Driveway or Garage – $25
    • Obstructing Traffic – $25
    • Too Close To An Intersection – $25
    • In Loading Zone – $25
    • Wrong Direction – $25
    • Too Close To A Stop Sign – $25
    • Monthly Parking – $25
    • Residential Permit Parking Only – $25
    • On Bridge or Within 15’ of a Bridge- $25
    • Unattached Trailer – $25
    • Handicapped Parking – $100
    • Expired Inspection or Registration – $25
    • Loading Zones: It is permissible to stop in a loading zone only for the period of time required to load or unload the vehicle.
    • Double Parking: It is illegal to double park on any city streets.

     

    Legal Parking Distances

    • Stop Lights and Stop Signs:
      It is illegal to park closer than 30 feet from a controlled intersection.
    • Uncontrolled Intersections:
      It is Illegal to park closer than 15 feet from a controlled intersection.
    • Cross Walks:
      It is illegal to park closer than 20 feet from corner or courtesy crosswalks.
    • Fire Hydrants:
      It is illegal to park closer than 15 feet from any fire hydrant.
  • Upcoming General Authoriy Meetings

    2017 Meeting Dates Coming Soon

York City Parking Links

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