The city of Allentown relies on street signs to direct and control both traffic flow and parking areas. The Allentown Parking Authority can facilitate both permanent and temporary signs.

If you are moving, having work done at your property, etc., you may purchase Temporary No Parking signs from the Allentown Parking Authority. The APA sells temporary signs at our main office for $3.00 each. We will need to know where the signs will be posted, the beginning and ending dates and times of day you need the area clear. Signs posted on parking meters need to be posted at least 12 hours in advance to be legally enforceable, all other areas require 72 hour advance posting. If posting in metered areas, lost meter revenue must be remitted to APA. Ask about appropriate permits when you call. You may call (610) 841-9090 for further details.

If you observe a damaged or missing permanent sign, or if you feel an additional sign is needed, send an email to George Grazer with the location of the sign and any other information you may have.

To request a Loading Zone sign, 5-Minute Zone sign or other special parking sign, you may request an application online by emailing George Grazer. Please put Temporary Parking Sign Application Request in the subject line of the email.

Handicap Parking signs are handled by the Allentown Parking Authority.
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Temporary Signs for Metered Areas

Directions for Temporary No Parking Signs in Metered Areas

Temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs must be posted 12 hours prior to effective date in metered areas. Officers will enforce the signs as stated with no exceptions.

The charge for No Parking signs is $3 per sign. Any time that No Parking signs at a meter are sold, there are charges for Lost Meter Revenue or Parking Meter Permits in the amount of $10/26 daily per meter or $200/250 monthly per meter (depending on location).

There are two reasons for issuing temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs:

  1. To reserve a space for work vehicles that need to be in close proximity of work being done.
  2. If work being done is in an area that requires no vehicles to be parked on the street.

If signs are issued to reserve a space, the procedures listed below must be followed. This is because officers will enforce the signs with no exceptions.

Once the vehicle is in place:

  1. Temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs should be removed.
  2. Vehicle must be parked legally by displaying a Parking Meter Permit in the windshield.

If vehicle needs to leave the space, sign should be reposted until vehicle returns and same procedure should be followed. Any vehicle parked at a temporary ‘NO PARKING’ sign is still subject to ticketing for street cleaning.

Temporary Signs for Non-Metered Areas

Directions for Temporary No Parking Signs in Non-Metered Areas

Temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs must be posted 72 hours prior to effective date in non-metered areas. Officers will enforce the signs as stated with no exceptions.

There are two reasons for issuing temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs:

  1. To reserve a space for work vehicles that need to be in close proximity of work being done.
  2. If work being done is in an area that requires no vehicles to be parked on the street.

If signs are issued to reserve a space, the procedures listed below must be followed. This is because officers will enforce the signs with no exceptions.

Once the vehicle is in place:

  1. Temporary ‘NO PARKING’ signs should be removed.
  2. If vehicle needs to leave the space, sign should be reposted until vehicle returns and same procedure should be followed.

Any vehicle parked at a temporary ‘NO PARKING’ sign is still subject to ticketing for street cleaning. This temporary signage does not exempt the vehicle from being ticketed for any other violation.