Daily Parking Meter Permits

The Allentown Parking Authority realizes the need for Contractors and/or laborers to park at various meters throughout the city for short periods. As a result, the Allentown Parking Authority has developed the Parking Meter Permit, that is designed to make legal parking more convenient by having the parker pre-pay the meter fee in return for a permit that is to be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. This is in no way designed to be used for daily meter feeding with no purpose or need of all day parking. The permit is offered for short-term use only. This permit is good ONLY at meters in the city of Allentown, except at red parking meters. It is offered for $10 – 26 daily per vehicle depending on location.

Note: A description of the vehicle and license plate number will be required and will be recorded on the permit. If this information is not available, any ticket(s) that are issued will be valid, unless it can be proved that the permit was in the vehicle in question. In addition, we will need the exact location where the vehicle will be parked. This permit will only be valid in that specific block.

Monthly Parking Meter Permits

The Allentown Parking Authority realizes the need for service related vehicles to park at various meters throughout the city for longer periods of time while working on construction related projects and/or service calls. As a result, the Allentown Parking Authority has developed the Monthly Permit, which is designed to make legal parking more convenient by having the parker pre-pay the meter fee in return for a permit that is in no way designed to be used in place of long term off street parking. It is offered for short-term use. This permit is good only at meters in the city of Allentown, except at red parking meters. It is offered for $200 – $250 per month depending upon location per vehicle.

The following criteria is used in establishing eligibility for this permit:

  1. The vehicle must be marked ‘commercial’ vehicle or an obvious construction vehicle.
  2. If no identifiable markings exist, the Allentown Parking Authority may require other proof of eligibility based on city licenses issued for plumbing, contracting, etc., or other proof of work being done.

Note: A description of the vehicle and license plate number will be required and will be recorded on the permit. If this information is not available, any ticket(s) that are issued will be valid, unless it can be proved that the permit was in the vehicle in question at the time the ticket was issued.

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Special Services Parking Permit

The Special Services Parking Permit will be issued to commercial vehicles that need (due to the nature of their work) to park in a No Parking Zone to load and unload tools and equipment in connection with the work that is being done. This can also be used if the vehicle needs to be in a timed zone for longer than the specified time limit in the area. This permit will be issued on a temporary 3 day basis, and it is to be displayed on the inside dashboard of the vehicle. Vehicle model, color and license plate number are required. If this information is not available, any ticket(s) that are issued will be valid, unless it can be proven that the permit was in the vehicle in question. In addition, we need an exact location where the vehicle will be parked. This permit will only be valid in that specific area. During the 3 day period, checks will be made to verify necessity. Permits are for short term use only. There is no charge for this permit.

Renewals

Upon approval, permits may be renewed twice – for a period of 1 week each.