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May 30, 2020

Philadelphia Parking Authority to resume enforcing parking regulations June 8

Agency will phase in a full operational return

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The Philadelphia Parking Authority will begin to resume enforcing metered and on-street signage starting June 8, the agency announced Friday. The agency had put enforcement of such regulations on hold since the start of the coronavirus pandemic over 11 weeks ago, but will start to phase in normal enforcement now.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority announced Friday it will begin enforcing regulations for metered parking and on-street signage for vehicles starting in June. 

Enforcement of such regulations had been on hold, shifting focus to safety violations amid the coronavirus pandemic for the past 11 weeks. Starting June 8, the PPA will begin to move toward normal enforcement. 

Regulations will start through a phased approach, a release from the agency read. Enforcement of on-street signage and parking regulations will begin with all vehicles parked in Center City and University City. By June 22, the PPA will resume enforcement city-wide.

To warn drivers of the return to enforcement, officers had been placing warning notes on some cars starting May 26, the PPA added. 

PPA Executive Director Scott Petri said that this is a step in returning to normal enforcement after the public health crisis.

"Working in conjunction with our transportation partners at the City and SEPTA," said Petri,"We are taking these initial enforcement steps now on June 8th in order to lay the necessary groundwork for an anticipated full operational return to normal in the coming months."

Customers paying meter fees will have a contact-free method of payment available to them when regulations resume. Those who download the meterUp app made by the PPA can pay the on-street parking fees required by meters. 

Parking tickets can also be paid contact-free by calling 1-877-727-5303. 

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