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Children under 18 years of age are not permitted on Borough streets after 9:30 p.m., and before 6:00 a.m., unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 18 years of age or older.


TEMPORARY NO PARKING SIGNS

Temporary No Parking Zones are established to restrict regular parking and reserve curb space for purposes such as construction activity, moving vans, or to clear a street for a special event such as a parade. The restricted area is not intended to be used for parking of personal vehicles. 

  • Signs must be purchased at least two days in advance
  • Signs must be posted a minimum of 24-hours in advance
  • Handicapped parking, no parking zones, and loading zones may not be reserved

Please note, storage pods or dumpsters placed on public streets require a permit.  This application should be completed and forwarded to the West Reading Code Enforcement Department. 

Temporary No Parking Sign Fees:

$1.00 Each

Valid 1-3 Days

$3.00 Each

Valid 4-7 Days

$5.00 Each

Valid 8-14 Days

Temporary No Parking Sign Application and Posting Guideline

Should a vehicle be parked within the reserved space, please call us at (610) 373-0111 and we will assist in having the vehicle moved or ticket that vehicle.


PARKING TICKETS

Parking tickets may be paid 5 ways:

1). Directly in person: At the West Reading Police Department located at 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading, PA, 19611

2). Via telephone: (610) 373-0111. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

3). Online: **Only if your parking ticket starts with the digits "PV". You can then go to the following website and pay online: www.tocite.net/WestReadingPD/searchticket/index/parkingtickets

4). By regular mail: West Reading Police Department, 500 Chestnut Street, West Reading, PA, 19611

5). After regular business hours: By utilizing the lock-box located in the Borough Hall parking lot

Tickets should be paid within a 72 hour time period, after that, all tickets that are not paid are then sent to the District Justice Office and additional costs will be added to the fine.


PERMIT PARKING

Some of the Borough streets have required permit parking because of the large amount of vehicles using the Reading Hospital Campus. Permit parking is to enable residents who live in these areas to have a place to park during the business hours of 8:00AM to 6:00PM around the Hospital. 

PARKING PERMITS ARE FREE TO RESIDENTS, and may be obtained at the Police Department by bringing in your Vehicle Registration or pink slip (for new cars) and proof of residency.


VACATION REPORTS

Are you going on vacation? If so, we ask that you contact the Police Department and file a vacation report to notify us that you will be going away. (610-373-0111).

This information will be of assistance, whether you will be gone for an overnight trip or for an extended period.  It will also be helpful to you if your vehicle is going to be parked on the street while you are gone in case your street is posted for maintenance work or in the event of an emergency.


STREET POSTINGS

Borough Crew Members post the streets for street cleaning, snow removal, as well as for other maintenance reasons.  Signs are posted on posts, trees and stakes the day before the scheduled maintenance work.  Vehicles must be removed during the specific times, or tickets will be issued.  Signs will be removed when the work is complete.  

PLEASE CHECK YOUR STREET DAILY FOR SIGN POSTINGS!