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[Amended 9-8-1988 by Ord. No. 1398; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 1356; 8-17-1989 by Ord. No. 1413; 4-9-1992 by Ord. No. 1443; 5-28-1992 by Ord. No. 1446; 7-22-1993 by Ord. No. 1467; 12-2-1993 by Ord. No. 1470; 1-27-1994 by Ord. No. 1474; 4-28-1994 by Ord. No. 1477; 10-19-1995 by Ord. No. 1506; 7-17-1997 by Ord. No. 1530B; 8-20-1998 by Ord. No. 1595; 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 1624; 12-10-2009 by Ord. No. 1824]
Parking meter zones are established upon and along certain streets in the City of Washington, as follows:
A. 
Central Business Zone.
(1) 
Two-hour maximum.
Street
Side
Location
Rate/Time
Maximum Parking Time
Brownson Avenue
West
5 spaces, Cherry Avenue to Wheeling Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
East Beau Street
North
8 spaces east of Main Street to Schaffer Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
East Chestnut Street
North
18 spaces, North Main Street to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
East Chestnut Street
South
12 spaces, North Main Street to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
East Wheeling Street
North
18 spaces, South Main Street to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
East Wheeling Street
South
19 spaces, South Main Street to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
Jefferson Avenue
West
1 space, vicinity of Jake's News
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
North Main Street
East
16 spaces, Walnut Street to Chestnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
North Main Street
West
13 spaces, Walnut Street to Chestnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
North Main Street
West
Beau Street to Chestnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
1 space south of Wheeling Street to Strawberry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
17 spaces, Wheeling Street to Maiden Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
3 spaces south of Maiden Street to Railroad
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
3 spaces south of Railroad Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
4 spaces south of Beau Street to Cherry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
7 spaces, Beau Street to Cherry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
7 spaces, Maiden Street to Railroad Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
East
8 spaces, Cherry Avenue to Wheeling Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
1 space south of Cherry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
1 space south of Strawberry Avenue to Maiden Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
1 space south of Wheeling Street to Strawberry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
10 spaces, Cherry Avenue to Wheeling Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
10 spaces, Wheeling Street to Maiden Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
3 spaces south of Maiden Street to Railroad Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
6 spaces, Beau Street to Cherry Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
7 spaces south of Beau Street to Cherry Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
South Main Street
West
8 spaces, Maiden Street to Railroad Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Beau Street
North
20 spaces west of Main Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Beau Street
South
22 spaces west of Main Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Cherry Avenue
South
9 spaces, South Main Street to Brownson Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Wheeling Street
North
10 spaces, Franklin Street to South Main Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Wheeling Street
South
17 spaces, Franklin Street to South Main Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
West Wheeling Street
South
4 spaces west of Main Street Railroad Street
$0.25/15 minutes
2 hours
(2) 
Ten-hour maximum.
Street
Side
Location
Rate/Time
Maximum Parking Time
East Chestnut Street
South
10 spaces east of College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
East Wheeling Street
South
14 spaces, North Street to North Lincoln Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
Larch Street
North
7 spaces south to Wilson Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
North College Street
East
11 spaces south of Chestnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
North Franklin Street
East
5 meters, West Chestnut to West Spruce Streets
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
North Franklin Street
East
8 meters, Spruce Street to Walnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
South College Street
East
28 spaces south of Beau Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
South Franklin Street
North
10 spaces west of hospital entrance
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
South Franklin Street
East
10 spaces, West Chestnut Street to West Chestnut Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
South Franklin Street
West
10 spaces, West Chestnut Street to West Beau Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
West Beau Street
North
13 spaces, Franklin Street to Jefferson Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
Wilson Avenue
East
10 spaces north of Larch Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
Wilson Avenue
East
9 spaces, hospital entrance south to Larch Street
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
Wilson Avenue
East
4 spaces, Larch Street South to Locust Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
10 hours
(3) 
Five-hour maximum.
Street
Side
Location
Rate/Time
Maximum Parking Time
East Beau Street
North
14 spaces east of Schaffer Avenue to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
5 hours
East Beau Street
South
12 spaces east of Schaffer Avenue to College Street
$0.25/15 minutes
5 hours
South Main Street
East
13 spaces, Railroad Street to Park Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
5 hours
South Main Street
West
12 spaces, Railroad Street to Park Avenue
$0.25/15 minutes
5 hours
West Wheeling Street
North
4 spaces west of Main Street
$0.25/15 minutes
5 hours
Parking meters shall be operated by the deposit of a coin in the meter, as prescribed by § 335-55, and the parking rates for specified lengths of time, as well as the maximum parking times prescribed in § 335-51, shall apply at all times between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the parking meter zones listed in § 335-51 as Central Business Zone, provided that the time of operation for parking meters in the hospital zone should be 24 hours per day, except for legal holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Flag Day and Columbus Day).
Parking meters installed in the parking meter zones established by § 335-51 of this chapter shall be placed upon the curb or sidewalk and immediately adjacent to the individual parking spaces described in § 335-54 of this chapter. Each parking meter shall be placed or set so as to show that the parking space adjacent to that meter is or is not legally occupied. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by a proper legend the legal parking time established by the City, and when the adjacent space is occupied by a vehicle, the parking meter shall indicated on and by its dial and pointer the duration of the period of legal parking and, on the expiration of that period, shall indicate illegal parking or overparking.
Lines and/or markings shall be painted or placed upon the curb, sidewalk or roadway adjacent to each parking meter for the purpose of delineating the parking space for which that meter shall be used. Every vehicle parked at any parking meter shall be parked wholly within the lines or markings so placed and applicable to that meter. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to park a vehicle across any such line or marking or to park a vehicle in such a position that the vehicle is not wholly within the area designated by those lines or markings.
Whenever a vehicle is to be parked in any space adjacent to a parking meter at any time in the period of limited parking as prescribed by § 335-52 of this article, the driver of the vehicle, upon entering the parking space, shall immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in that parking meter, one or more proper coins of the United States of America as specified in the legend on the parking meter. Upon the deposit of the coin or coins and placing the meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle for the time indicated on the meter. If any vehicle shall remain in any such parking space for such length of time that the meter shall indicate by proper signal that the lawful parking time has expired, that vehicle shall be considered as having been parked overtime, and the parking of a vehicle overtime shall be a violation of this article.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article any slug or other substitute for a coin of the United States of America.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article any coin for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time of 15 minutes in any fifteen-minute-parking-meter zone, 1/2 hour in any half-hour-parking-meter zone, one hour in any one-hour-parking-meter zone, or two hours in any two-hour-parking-meter zone.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to permit a vehicle to remain in a parking space adjacent to a parking meter installed under this article when that meter displays a signal indicating that the vehicle has already been parked there beyond the period of time prescribed for that parking space or the time for which a coin or coins was deposited in that meter for the parking of that vehicle.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to deface, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article. Provided: nothing in this section shall apply to the servicing or opening of parking meters by officers, employees or police officers of the City of Washington under the direction of the Mayor.
[Amended 6-18-1992 by Ord. No. 1447; 12-23-1992 by Ord. No. 1456; 11-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1719; 1-11-2007 by Ord. No. 1767; 12-10-2009 by Ord. No. 1824]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the police officers and parking enforcement personnel of the City, acting in accordance with the directions of the Chief of Police, to report:
(1) 
The number of each parking meter that indicates that a vehicle occupying the adjacent parking space is or has been parked in violation of any provision of this article.
(2) 
The date and hour of the violation.
(3) 
The license number of the vehicle.
(4) 
Any other facts, the knowledge of which is necessary for a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
The police officer or other person making the report shall also place on or attach to the vehicle a notice to the owner or driver of the vehicle that the vehicle was parked in violation of this article, and instructing the owner or driver that, if he will report to the office of the City Parking Authority and pay, for the use of the City, the sum of $10 within two hours after the time of the notice, the fine will be considered paid. After 6:00 p.m., a courtesy box will be available for payment at 50 East Chestnut Street, the office for the Washington City Parking Authority, and upon deposit of the ticket within the box, the fine will be considered paid.
C. 
A second ticket shall be placed upon expiration of a two-hour lapse from issuance of the first ticket for exceeding the legal time purchased at a metered space. The fine for a second ticket shall be $20.
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow any vehicle to remain parked in any handicap zone or in any parking space designated for parking for handicapped individuals unless that person shall first obtain written permission from the City of Washington or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or otherwise displays an appropriate handicapped placard as authorized by the City of Washington or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be cited for said violation consistent with the article and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $250 plus costs.
[Amended 1-11-2007 by Ord. No. 1767]
E. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow any vehicle to remain parked in any handicapped zone or in any parking space designated for parking for handicapped individuals unless that person shall first obtain written permission from the City of Washington or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or otherwise displays an appropriate handicapped placard as authorized by the City or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be cited for said violation consistent with this article and upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50, plus costs.
[Amended 11-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1719; 1-11-2007 by Ord. No. 1767; 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 1802; 0-0-0000 by Ord. No. 1828 (Bill No. 1 of 2010)]
A. 
Each ten-dollar overtime parking ticket, if paid by 12:00 midnight the same day, shall be considered paid in full. Any person who violates any provision of this article, with the exception of § 335-59, and who pays an overtime parking ticket after 12:00 midnight the same day of issuance shall pay a total fine of $20. Any parking ticket under this section paid on the day following the date of issuance, but less than five days from the date of issuance, shall pay a total fine of $40. A citation will be issued for tickets not paid within 14 calendar days after issuance and shall be forwarded to the Magisterial District Judge for collection/prosecution and, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall pay a fine of at least $60 but not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, and/or imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of § 335-59 of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
A. 
By resolution, Council may temporarily suspend the provisions of this Article VI.
B. 
The City shall have authority to establish no-parking or special-purpose-parking zones within any parking meter zone and to remove parking meters from those areas as previously installed there, and the provisions of this article shall not apply in those areas where no-parking or special-purpose-parking is in effect.