Parking Permits and Overnight Parking
Overnight parking permits are now available for 2017 at the Lansdowne Police Station and are required to park on all streets within the Borough between 2AM and 6AM except holidays. If you already have a 2016 permit and you purchase a 2017 permit for the same vehicle before March 2017, the permit fee is $40. Permits purchased after that date will be charged $4 a month for each month remaining in the year. Fee schedule: April $36, May $32, June $28, July $24, Aug. $20, Sept. $16, Oct. $12, Nov. $8, and Dec. $4.
If you require a permit for the remaining months of 2011, the fee is $4 per month.
Permits remain a yearly purchase. We will not sell a permit to anyone for a portion of any year. You must purchase a permit through the end of the calendar year.
You can pick up an application for an Overnight Parking Permit between the hours of 8AM and 10PM, Monday through Friday at the Lansdowne Police Station. You will need your vehicle registration card & drivers license when you complete the application along with cash, check or money order. (The Police Dept. does not accept credit cards).
Parking Permit is only valid for the vehicle for which it was registered. PERMITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. If you sell or replace your vehicle, you can obtain a replacement permit for the remainder of the current year for free. In order to qualify for the free replacement permit you must remove the old permit and bring it to the police station when you apply for the replacement permit. You must also bring in the registration for the new vehicle and fill out a new application form. Without the old permit, you will be required to purchase a new permit at a pro-rated fee for the remainder of the current year.
Permits should only be displayed as indicated on the application form. If you do not display the permit as advised and receive a ticket, you will be responsible for the fine incurred.
Any resident who has guests that stay overnight can get permission for those guests to park overnight on the street. The Lansdowne Police Dept. has a message center for Overnight Parking. Simply call 610-623-7677 to register the vehicle that will be left out overnight. To prevent abuse of this exception, no vehicle may be placed on the Overnight Parking List for more than five days in any 30 day period. When calling, you must provide the Make, Model, Color, License plate number and location (address) where the car will be parked. You must also call before 1AM of the morning in which the car will be parked on the street. Failure to provide ALL the information, or call before 1AM could result in a parking ticket being issued.
In emergency situations where a car needs to be placed on the list after 1AM, you should dial 911 and ask for an officer to call you so you can report the vehicle directly to an officer. The officer will insure that your car is placed on the list and will note the time of your call. If you place the call to the Parking Permission List after 1AM, you will risk being ticketed.