Contractor Parking Permits

A Contractor Parking Permit is a cardboard placard that is placed in the window of a vehicle to indicate that the vehicle is only used to perform a contractor service. This program was established to enable licensed contractors to access their vehicles during the workday to retrieve materials and tools.

Contractor vehicles may park in metered and timed parking zones without limit, and in loading zones for up to four hours.

Contractor Parking Application


Four requirements must be met in order to obtain a Contractor Parking Permit:

  1. Vehicles must bear commercial license plates and be registered to the business
    applying for the permit.
  2. Vehicles cannot have three or more outstanding parking tickets.
  3. The business must possess all trade, occupation and business privilege licenses as
    required by the City.
  4. The business must have no unpaid taxes or fees due to the City of Philadelphia.

Contractors with three or more commercial vehicles may enroll in a monthly billing program for tickets that are ineligible for cancellation under contractor parking privileges. For more details, contact the Fleet Coordinator, Philadelphia Parking Authority, P.O. Box 38562, Philadelphia, PA 19104-8562.

Contractor Parking Fact Sheet

Terms and Fees

Eligible vehicles will be issued a renewable six-month permit costing $150.00 (as established by Philadelphia City Council).

Replacement permits may be issued, upon surrender of the old permit, when a vehicle is taken out of service and replaced with a new vehicle. The replacement permit is valid for the remainder of the life of the original permit at no additional charge.

Restrictions and Exclusions

Contractor Parking Permits only entitle contractor vehicles to park in metered and timed parking zones without limit, and in loading zones for up to four hours. You must obey all other posted parking regulations.

Submit Completed Form

Mail your completed form to:

Philadelphia Parking Authority
Attn: Contractor Parking Department
35 N 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

If you have any questions, or to request an application, please call 215 683-9745.

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