The Philadelphia Parking Authority is dedicated to accommodating the particular parking needs and uses of the city’s business and residential areas. We administer several parking permit programs that address specific local needs and maximize parking opportunities – thus improving quality of life for all of us who live, work and do business in the City.
* Please note that the Residential Parking Permits Department stops accepting credit card payments at 4:45pm.
Residential Parking Permit Information
Residents in eligible areas can purchase parking permits that exempt them from meter and time limit restrictions on posted blocks.
Reserved Residential Parking Information
People with disabilities can have reserved parking zones established in front of their residences.
Contractor Parking Permit Information
Licensed contractors can purchase parking permits that enable them to park more conveniently when on a jobsite.
Loading Zone Permit
Businesses can apply to have Loading Zones established outside of their locations, in order to facilitate loading and unloading of material and people.
PPA also regulates the operation of Valet Zones, including reviewing applications, installing zones, and monitoring their use.
Additional Permits Applications and Forms