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§ 12-2809. Civil Penalties And Costs.

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(1) The civil penalties prescribed for parking violations under the Philadelphia Traffic Code, and payable by a person to whom a parking ticket or notice of violation has been issued, are as set forth in subsection 12-2809(2) or 2809(4). Except as provided in subsection 12-2804(8), the total sum of costs and additional fees payable by a person who fails to answer a notice of violation within ten (10) days after the date such notice was issued or within ninety (90) days after issuance of a parking ticket, if ownership information cannot be obtained from a Department of Motor Vehicles, or by a person who, after a hearing pursuant to Section 12-2807, has an order entered against him sustaining the charges, is thirty dollars ($30). In the event that payment is not made within thirty (30) days after entry of a final order determining liability for a parking violation or in the event that a person fails to answer a notice of violation within twenty (20) days after the date of issuance of such notice or fails to appear at a hearing when required to so, an additional fee of thirty-five dollars ($35) shall be added to the amount due and a fee shall be charged equal to the cost charged by any state for driver or vehicle information necessary to advance collection of outstanding penalties, costs, fines, and fees.

(2) Basic Penalties.

(a) Any person violating the following provisions of Title 12, shall, upon a final finding of liability pursuant to this Chapter 12-2800, and except as set forth in subsection 12-2809(2)(b), be liable for payment of the civil penalty indicated, in addition to the costs and fees set forth in subsection 12-2809(1):

Code Provision

Violation Description

Penalty

12-807(1)

Bicycle Illeg Parking

$15.00

12-901(1)(a)

Parking on Bridge

$25.00

12-901(1)(b)

Parking Bus Stop

$50.00

12-901(1)(c)

Parking School Zone

$35.00

12-901(1)(d)

Stop Prohibited

$50.00

12-901(2)

Move Veh to Proh Area

$25.00

12-901(3)

Park Commercial Vehicle on Residential Street

$100.00

12-902(1)(a)

Disp Veh, Watercraft Trailer or Watercraft For Sale

$300.00

12-902(1)(b)

Wash Repair Veh, Watercraft Trailer or Watercraft

$300.00

12-903(1)

Disobey Signs – Stopping, Standing, Parking

$50.00

12-903(2)

Disobey Signs – Standing, Parking

$50.00

12-903(3)

Disobey Signs – Parking

$25.00

12-903(6)

Cleaning Zone Regs

$30.00

12-906(2)

Parking Load Zone

$30.00

12-908(1)

Bus Not In Bus Stand

$250.00

12-908(2)

Improper Discharge

$250.00

12-908(3)

Load Bus Improper

$250.00

12-908(4)

Taxi Not in Taxi Stand

$35.00

12-909(1)

Park Taxi Stand

$30.00

12-912

Stop/Block Highway

$50.00

12-913(1)(a)

Stopping, Standing, Parking – Prohib Place

(i)

Double Parking

$50.00

(ii)

On Sidewalk

$50.00

(iii)

In Intersection

$50.00

(iv)

In Crosswalk

$50.00

(v)

In Safety Zone

$50.00

(vi)

Street Excavation

$30.00

(vii)

Railroad Tracks

$30.00

(viii)

Center of Divided Highway

$30.00

(ix)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Stopping

$50.00

(x)

Block curb cut/ramp

$75.00

12-913(1)(b)

Standing, Parking – Prohib Place

(i)

Driveway

$50.00

(ii)

Fire Hydrant

$75.00

(iii)

Too Close to Corner

$50.00

(iv)

Too Close to Signals

$35.00

(v)

Too Close to Fire Station

$50.00

(vi)

Streetcar Obstructed

$40.00

(vii)

Limited Access Highway

$100.00

(viii)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Standing

$50.00

12-913(1)(c)

Parking – Prohib Place

(i)

Near Railroad Crossing

$30.00

(ii)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Parking

$40.00

(iii)

Block Bicycle Lane

$50.00

12-913(2)

Private Property

$25.00

12-914

Improper Parking

$30.00

12-915

Unattended Vehicle

$30.00

12-916(1)

Parking While Owner's License Suspended

$100.00

12-916(2)

Parking Unregistered Vehicle; Parking Without Driver's License; Parking Without Insurance; Parking Without Certificate of Inspection

$40.00

12-917(5)

Park Valet Zone

$30.00

12-917(6)

Overtime Valet Zone; Off-Street Parking

$100.00

12-918(2)

Parking In Car Sharing Location

$35.00

12-919

Parking Boat, Motor Home, Truck Camper or Vending Cart for more than 30 days

$300.00

12-920

Parking – Hotel Loading Zone

$50.00

12-1002(1)

Park Unmetered Zone

$25.00

12-1004(1)

Park Meter Improper

$25.00

12-1004(2)

Improper Motorcycle Parking

$25.00

12-1005(1)

Not Pay Meter Fee

$25.00

12-1005.1(2)

Invalid Receipt – Parking Meter Kiosk

$300.00

12-1006(1)

Overtime Meter

$25.00

12-1113(3)

Park Trolley Stop

$30.00

12-1117(3)(f)

Parking Reserved Accessible Space

$300.00

12-1117(4)(b)(.1)

Park Handicapped Space

$300.00

12-1117(4)(b)(.2)

Fraudulently Park Handicapped Space

$1,000.00

12-1117(4)(c)

Counterfeit Handicapped Parking Permit

$1,000.00

12-1120(2)

Abandoning Vehicle

$300.00

12-1123

Unlawful Vehicle Alarm

$100.00

12-1124(1)

Mobile Home Parking

$50.00

12-1126

Excessive Noise

$100.00

12-1127(1)(2)(3)

Excessive Idling of or Noise from Motor Vehicles

$100.00

12-1128

Commercial Vehicle to Display Name, Address and Telephone Number of Owner

$300.00

12-1131

Parking for Electric Vehicles Only

$300.00

12-1402(3)

Illeg Placed Ticket

$50.00

12-1604(1)

Parking on Grass

$100.00

12-1604(2)

Parental Liability

$100.00

12-2502(4)(a)

Parking Snow Route

$50.00

12-2709(g)

Display of Invalid Residential Parking Permit

$300.00

12-2904.1

Display of Invalid Contractor Parking Permit

$300.00

(b) Any person violating the following provisions of Title 12 in the Center City area, bounded by Spring Garden street, Bainbridge street, the Schuylkill River and the Delaware River, or in the University City area, bounded by the Schuylkill River on the east, University avenue/Woodland avenue on the south, Fortieth street on the west, and by a line along Filbert street, between Fortieth street and Thirty-fourth street, along Thirty-fourth street to Arch street, along Arch street, between Thirty-fourth street and the Schuylkill River, on the north, shall, upon a final finding of liability pursuant to this Chapter 12-2800, be liable for the payment of the civil penalty indicated, in addition to the costs and fees set forth in subsection 12-2809(1):

Code Provision

Violation Description

Penalty

12-901(1)(b)

Parking Bus Stop

$75.00

12-901(1)(d)

Stop Prohibited

$75.00

12-903(1)

Disobey Signs – Stopping, Standing, Parking

$75.00

12-903(2)

Disobey Signs – Standing, Parking

$75.00

12-903(3)

Disobey Signs – Parking

$35.00

12-906(2)

Parking Load Zone

$50.00

12-912

Stop/Block Highway

$75.00

12-913(1)(a)

Stopping, Standing, Parking – Prohib Place

(i)

Double Parking

$75.00

(ii)

On Sidewalk

$75.00

(iii)

In Intersection

$75.00

(iv)

In Crosswalk

$75.00

(v)

In Safety Zone

$75.00

(ix)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Stopping

$75.00

12-913(1)(b)

Standing, Parking – Prohib Place

(i)

Driveway

$75.00

(ii)

Fire Hydrant

$75.00

(iii)

Too Close to Corner

$75.00

(iv)

Too Close to Signals

$35.00

(viii)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Standing

$75.00

12-913(1)(c)

Parking – Prohib Place

(ii)

Disobey Signs – Prohib Parking

$50.00

(iii)

Block Bicycle Lane

$75.00

12-1005(1)

Not Pay Meter Fee

$35.00

12-1006(1)

Overtime Meter

$35.00

(3) The "Violation Descriptions" used in subsection 12-2809(2) are intended solely to facilitate reading and reference to provisions of this Title 12 and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of any Section of this Title 12.

(4) Notwithstanding the penalties enumerated in subsection 12-2809(2), any person violating the provisions of Title 12, as enumerated in subsection 12-2809(2), upon a finding of liability pursuant to this Chapter 12-2800, shall be liable for payment of a civil penalty of one hundred ($100.00) dollars, in addition to the costs and fees set forth in subsection 12-2809(1), when the violation has the effect of impeding the passage of a publicly operated mass transit or common carrier passenger streetcar, trackless trolley or motor bus, such as those operated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit, Greyhound or Trailways, or any school bus.

(5) Expiration of Collection Initiation Period.

(a) Except as to chronic parking violators, no collection activity shall commence in pursuit of payment of penalties set forth in subsection 12-2809(2), or other costs, fees, or fines related thereto, upon the expiration of ten years from issuance of the ticket or violation notice.

(b) For purposes of this Chapter, a chronic parking violator shall mean:

(i) Any person owing penalties set forth in subsection 12-2809(2), or other costs, fees, or fines related thereto in excess of $500.00 or to whom three (3) or more open and unpaid parking tickets or violation notices have been issued, without regard to particular license plate or vehicle identification numbers; and

(ii) Any person who is the owner or registrant of a vehicle for which registration has been suspended or denied pursuant to 75 Pa. C.S. § 1379.

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