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Short Term Municipal Lot Regulations

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Regulations Governing Short Term Municipal Lot Parking Permits

New Rates Effective January 1, 2020 for Municipal Long Term and Short Term Parking Permits. Short term permits issued for daily, weekly and monthly will cost $3, $12, and $45 respectively.

Short Term Lot Permit Application (pdf)

  1. Anyone is eligible to purchase a Municipal Lot permit.

  2. All Municipal Lot parking permits are purchased through the Lower Merion Township Parking Services.

  3. A permit purchased for the Parking Districts of Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, or Merion/Bala Cynwyd is valid for any designated permit lot in that District only.

  4. The permit must be displayed by hanging it from the rearview mirror so that it is visible through the windshield of the vehicle. Failure to properly display the permit is not a valid defense to a ticket.

  5. Permits can be purchased on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, commencing on the date of purchase, and are sold based upon space availability. Preference will be given to the issuance of 6 month permits. 

  6. Each permit will cost $3.00 daily, $12.00 weekly, and $45.00 monthly.

  7. Each permit holder may register up to two vehicles on a permit. The permit shall be displayed on only one vehicle in a permit lot at a time. Sharing a permit between two or more licensed drivers of two or more differently registered vehicles is allowed under certain scenarios (e.g. part-time employees).

  8. Replacement fees for lost or stolen permits will be based upon the daily, weekly, or monthly rate.

  9. Permits may not be transferred to another party without approval of the Parking Services Department. There is a fee of $5.00 for each transfer. No permit will be transferred without surrender of the existing permit. Private resale or trading of permits is prohibited and will result in forfeiture of the permits involved. If a permit is returned prior to its expiration, a refund will not be issued.

  10. In “Permit Only” lots, the permits will be enforced Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 6 PM. In mixed usage lots (those with permit spaces and meters), the permits will be enforced Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 AM to 6 PM. 

  11. Duplicating, counterfeiting or altering permits will result in a fine not to exceed $600 and revocation of the permit, and refusal to renew/reissue a permit in the future as mandated by Lower Merion Township Code 145-40.9.

  12. Permits may not be purchased for commercial use, such as to park cars for sale. 

  13. Permits will not be issued for any vehicle with unpaid traf-o-teria tickets, citations, or other motor vehicle violations.

  14. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to renew their permits. No reminder notices will be mailed.

  15. Permits are picked up in person at the Parking Services Department, 71 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore (preferred) but are also available by mail. 

Short Term Lot Permit Application (pdf)

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