Permits for parking in municipal Parking Districts in Ardmore, Bryn Mawr or Merion/Bala Cynwyd can be applied for online by completing a permit application. Parking permits for the municipal Parking District lots are structured as six month permits. The six month periods are:
Ardmore - six month period from November to April - Accepting Applications
Ardmore - six month period from May to October - Closed
Bala Cynwyd - six month period from January to June - Closed
Bala Cynwyd - six month period from July to December - Accepting Applications
Bryn Mawr - six month period from December to May - Accepting Applications 11/1-11/15
Bryn Mawr - six month period from June to November - Sold Out
Permits will generally be available for sale about a month before the start of the six month period. Lot permits will be valid for the six-month period covered in the permit application. You may apply for a permit that covers up to two of your registered vehicles, however the permit can only be used for one vehicle in the permit lot at a time. Sharing of a permit between two or more licensed drivers of two differently registered vehicles is allowed under certain scenarios (e.g. part-time employees).
Please review the Municipal Lot Regulations for a formal listing of the rights and responsibilities for both you and the Township under this program. The permits issued are valid only for permit lots within the Permit Lot District—they are not lot specific. Please refer to the District maps if you are unsure which lots are permit lots. Permits are not valid in any permit lots outside of that district or at metered spaces. Also note that failing to display your permit will not be considered a valid justification to dispute a ticket. Please take special note of the enforcement periods as outlined in item #11. The number of spaces available is determined by whether the lot is all permit spaces or mixed with meter spaces.
Each permit will be valid for six months at a fee of $210.00. After completing the application, permits can be purchased at the Parking Services Department office, which is located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building at 71 E Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM. You can also mail the application back, including a copy of your license and registration. You may also include a check or money order, made payable to Lower Merion Township, with the application. Or you can return the application, with a copy of your license and registration(s), by email.
Issuance of permits will begin several weeks before each permit period commences. Permits may be picked up in person at the Public Safety Building, 71 E Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. If you are picking up a permit your valid driver's license and vehicle registration(s) must be presented at the time of issuance. If you have mailed or emailed a permit application, provided license and registration information, and tendered a check or money order, a parking permit can also be mailed to you at a provided address.
If the demand for permits exceeds the availability of parking spaces in the permit lot district, a random selection process will be used. Any applicant not receiving a permit will be notified by phone and have their payment refunded.
Citizens who would like more information about parking permits should call or email the Parking Services Department at 610-645-6230.
Parking District Permit Application (114 KB PDF)