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:
717-849-2321

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.

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

  • Parking Tax Forms
  • Fair Parking Permits

    York City provides 24-hour parking permits free of charge for residents living in areas to be affected by the annual York Fair, which takes place in September.

    Each household is limited to three permits, and proof of residency and registration cards for each vehicle are required.

    All residents living within an established area must have the permit displayed on the driver side window of their car or motorcycle to avoid a parking ticket, and the permits are only valid within one block of the holder’s residence.

    Street sweeping in the residential fair parking area will be suspended during the fair.

    Permits are available are tentatively available beginning the 3rd week of August through the last day of the Fair and will be distributed from the revenue office in City Hall at 101 S. George St. weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from the police department at 50 W. King St. weekdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Individuals requesting a visitor’s permit or who have other questions the city’s parking enforcement supervisor at 717-849-2230.

    Permits are available for the following addresses affected by the fair:

    600, 700, 800, 900 blocks of Linden Avenue
    600, 700, 800 blocks of Maryland Avenue
    600, 700, 800 blocks of Florida Avenue
    600, 700, 800 blocks of Texas Avenue
    800 block of Fern Place
    200 block of North Richland Avenue
    800 block of Delaware Avenue
    1000 block of West King Street
    1000 block of West Poplar Street
    100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 blocks of North Belvidere Avenue
    100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 blocks of Carlisle Ave
    600, 700, 800, 900 blocks of Madison Avenue
    600, 700, 800 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue
    300, 400, 500, 600, 700 blocks of North Hawthorne Street
    700 block of West Philadelphia Street
    200 block of Smyser Alley
    900 block of Clayton Avenue

  • 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)

    New Years Day – January 1
    Martin Luther King Day – January 15
    Good Friday – March 30
    Memorial Day – May 28
    Independence Day – July 4
    Labor Day – September 3
    Thanksgiving Day – November 23
    Day after Thanksgiving – November 24
    Christmas Eve – December 24
    Christmas Day – December 25

    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

    January 28, 2018
    February 15, 2018
    March 15, 2018
    April 19, 2018
    May 17, 2018
    June 21, 2018
    July 19, 2018
    August 16, 2018
    September 20, 2018
    October 18, 2018
    November 15, 2018
    December 20, 2018

  • Street Sweeping Updates
  • Jury Parking
  • Parking Notices

    The City is in operation for Colombus Day.  Therefore, Parking Enforcement will operate as normal from 8am-5pm.

York City Parking Links

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