Parking Enforcement

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.

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.


No Parking Signs

No Parking Signs for moving are available for $.25/each. We ask that the signs be hung at least 24 hours in advance to ensure the spaces you need will be made available.
If there is a vehicle parked there the day of your move, just call us at 610-373-0111 and we will ticket that vehicle and try to help in getting that car moved.

Snow Emergency Routes

Streets that are considered vital to maintain emergency traffic to and from the borough are designated as “Snow Emergency Routes”.

Residents who live along these streets should be aware of this and, during snowstorms, stay tuned to local radio stations for instructions. During a “snow emergency” all vehicles parked along the snow emergency routes must be moved until the “snow emergency” is lifted. Any vehicles left parked on a snow emergency route will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Residents are reminded to listen to local radio stations (WEEU, Y-102, WRAW, WIOV), tune into the local TV station (Channel 69), or check this website.

The following is a list of Snow Emergency Routes in the Borough of West Reading:

Buttonwood Street/ Entire Length
Fifth Avenue / Traffic Circle to Museum Road
Museum Road / Entire Length
N. Fourth Avenue / Entire Length
Parkside Drive N / Entire Length
Parkview Road / Entire Length
Penn Avenue / Entire Length
Pine Street / S 3rd Avenue to S 5th Avenue
Reading Avenue / Traffic Circle to 8th
Reading Avenue / Traffic Circle to N 4th Avenue
Seventh Avenue / Penn Avenue to Parkside Drive North
Third Avenue / Penn Avenue to Sunset Road