Regulations Governing Residential Parking Permits

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  1. All Residential Parking Permits are purchased through the Lower Merion Township Parking Services Department located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, 71 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. 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.
  3. Please bring the vehicle registration card for each vehicle to be included in the Residential Parking Permit Program. Up to two vehicles (currently registered in your name) may be listed on a permit. The permit shall be displayed on only one vehicle at a time. Proof of residency is also required. Accepted forms of identification are license, registration, lease agreement, or deed for new home purchases.
  4. The permit must be displayed by hanging it from the rear view 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. If you purchase a new vehicle or have a license plate change, you are required to notify the Parking Services Department immediately. A new permit will be issued indicating the change. The old permit will be surrendered. A $5 fee will apply.
  6. The privileges of a Residential Parking Permit do not include free meter or Permit Lot parking.
  7. Permits are transferable only between vehicles to which they are registered. They can not be displayed on any other vehicles, including guests or visitors.
  8. A maximum of one permit may be issued per street address. Up to two vehicles may be listed on each permit. Only vehicles displaying a permit may be parked on the street in excess of the posted time limit.
  9. Vehicles parked in violation of time zone restrictions will receive parking tickets, which carry a fine of $25. Failure to respond to a ticket will result in increased fines and costs.
  10. Duplicating, counterfeiting or altering permits will result in a fine not to exceed $600 and revocation of the permit as mandated by Lower Merion Township Code 145-40.1.
  11. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to renew their permits. No reminder notices will be mailed. 

Contact Parking Services for further information: (610)  645-6230.