A traffic ticket or citation should be paid within 10 days and mailed to the district court listed on the citation. There are three district courts in Lower Merion Township: Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd and Narberth.
When do you have to put money in the meter and what are the hours of enforcement?
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., regardless of weather, excluding Sunday and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
What is the cost of parking at a meter?
Fifty cents per hour. All meters will accept dollar coins, quarters, dimes, nickels, and the E-Z Park Smart Card.
How can you tell which meters are long-term parking?
Meter casings are color coded: red - 12 hours; dark gray - 2 hours.
Who should you notify if there is a problem with a malfunctioning meter?
Notify the Lower Merion Parking Services Department, 610-645-6230. Give them the lot number or street address plus the alpha-numeric designation found on the small metal tag located on the back of the meter case below the silver lock.
Where do I go to request to have a meter bagged for periods of one day or more?
The Parking Services Department at the Public Safety Building. There is a fee.
Is there any parking by permit in the Township?
Yes, municipal lots In Ardmore, Bryn Mawr and Bala. Applications can be made through the Parking Services Department.
How can a resident obtain a permit?
Residential Parking Permits may be obtained at the Parking Services Office, located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Please bring the vehicle registration card for each vehicle to be included in the Residential Parking Permit Program, a valid driver's license and proof of residency such as a deed or notarized lease. Up to 2 vehicles may be listed on a permit.
How much does it cost to purchase a permit?
Each permit is valid for the calendar year and can be purchased at a cost of $20.00. They are renewable every December. There is no grace period for displaying an expired permit.
What if I purchase a new car or license plate?
You will be required to respond immediately to the Parking Services Department and notify them. A new permit will be issued indicating the change. The old permit will be surrendered.
Where should the Residential Parking Permit be displayed?
Permits must be displayed on the rear view mirror facing outward.
Can I park for free at a meter, or in a Permit Parking Lot?
The privileges of a Residential Parking Permit do not include free meter parking or Permit Lots.
May a guest or visitor display my permit?
Permits are transferable only between vehicles to which they are registered. They cannot be displayed on any other vehicles.
What is the penalty for parking violations?
Vehicles parked in violation will receive parking tickets, which carry a fine of $20.00. Violations in the Lower Merion High School zone are $30.00. Failure to respond to a ticket will result in increased fines and costs. Duplicating, counterfeiting or altering permits will result in a fine not to exceed $600.00 and revocation of the permit, as mandated by Lower Merion Township Code 145-23. For Further Information: Parking Services Department 610-645-6230.
What is the 'Parking Report' and where can I find it?
The June 22, 2001 Parking Report of the Parking Policies Committee is available in Township libraries for review and is available on the website.