Parking Enforcement

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The Parking Enforcement Department is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repairs of all parking meters throughout Upper Darby Township and for the collection of parking fees and enforcement of all laws and ordinances pertaining to illegally parked vehicles.

The department also issues, files and prosecutes all citations for unpaid parking tickets with the District Justice. For all parking violations paid within seven (7) days the fine is $25.00. If paid between eight (8) days and thirty (30) days the fine is $35.00. Failure to comply will result in a citation being filed with the District Justice for failure to pay and will result in a summons and/or warrant of arrest. If found guilty of violating a parking ordinance the fine is $50.00 plus costs of prosecution and Township's attorney fees. Parking Enforcement also maintains/operates municipal parking lots; two of which are public pay lots. The rates for our municipal parking lot on Garrett Rd is $7 daily or $70 for a monthly spot, and the rates for our municipal parking lot on West Chester Pike is $5 daily or $65 for a monthly spot.

Ultimately our goal is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking for the Township community; to make our users contact with parking as pleasant as possible; and to operate as efficiently and fiscally responsible as possible.

100 Garrett Road, Room 10
Office Hours
M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
For email inquiries, please see our contact page

The duties of the Parking Director shall be to:

  1. Provide for the installation, maintenance, and repair of all parking meters;
  2. Provide for the collection of all fees which are deposited in parking meters and of all fines paid for violation of parking ordinances;
  3. Enforce all ordinances and laws pertaining to illegally parked vehicles;
  4. Keep and maintain all records of parking tickets;
  5. Issue citations for all unpaid parking tickets;
  6. File and prosecute all citations for unpaid parking tickets with the District Court;
  7. Keep and maintain records of all money collected from parking tickets, meter rentals, and parking lot rental spaces; and
  8. Deposit with the Finance Department all money collected from parking rentals and fines paid for violation of parking ordinances.

NEW! Passport Parking App

The Passport Parking app has come to Upper Darby! Check out the new decals on all Upper Darby parking meters that let you know which parking zone you are parking in. This app is a new and easy way to pay for parking.

Pay, extend, and manage your parking session with just a few taps. Its easy! Just park where you see Passport Parking app signs & decals, pay for your parking session from your phone, and be on your way.

What are the benefits of using Passport Parking?

Safe, Contactless parking:

    - You can pay for parking safely and conveniently on your personal mobile device without touching meters or coins

No coins, no problem:

    - Pay quickly and securely with your phone. - Forget refilling the meter in the rain or braving the cold.

Stress-free parking:

    - Get alerts when your parking session is about to end. - Stop worrying about how much time is left on the meter.

No need to rush:

    - Add time to your parking session directly from your phone. - Your plans change, your parking spot shouldn't. Simply extend your parking session via our app.

Easy expenses:

    - Receive email receipts at the end of your parking session. - Expenses made easy, manage your parking history through the mobile app.

How do I pay for parking with Passport Parking?

Download the Passport Parking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store. Create an account with your mobile phone number or email address.

Park anywhere you see Passport Parking app signs & decals.
Pay for your parking session from your phone.
Extend your time remotely if you'd like to stay longer!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs.

Park Card

The PARK CARD is designed specifically for your daily use at all electronic parking meters in Upper Darby Township. With the Park Card you will enjoy the security and convenience of using the Park Card rather than having to search or fumble for change. You will also be able to retrieve any unused time back on your card

What Is The Park Card?

It is a convenient way to pay for metered parking without coins. The Park Card is the size of a credit card. It is rechargeable, once the card runs out you can recharge it. There is no expiration date or time limit in which to use the Park Card.

Where can I purchase a Park Card?

It can be purchased at the Parking Enforcement Dept. 100 Garrett Rd. Room 10, Upper Darby, PA 19082 the office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Call (610) 734-7646

Can I Purchase More Than One Park Card?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of cards you can purchase.

How Does The Park Card Work?
  1. Insert the Park Card into any Upper Darby Twp. parking meter card slot, which is next to the coin slot.
  2. The meter will flash the dollar balance remaining on the card four times.
  3. The meter will then begin to register the amount of time being added to the meter.
  4. Once the correct amount of time has registered, remove the Park Card.

Note: If you fail to remove the Park Card once the correct time has registered, it will continue to add time up to the posted time allowed on the meter. The meter will not register more than the posted parking time limit. You can add additional time to a meter with the Park Card by first inserting your card and adding the amount of time you want. If you still have time on your meter and wish to add additional time, first you must retrieve the unused time then insert the card again to add any additional time. If you receive an "Err" message, check to see if you are inserting the card properly. (The card must be right side up and the black arrow pointing into the meter.)

Where Can I Use The Park Card?

At any parking meter in Upper Darby Township.

Can The Park Card Be Used In Conjunction With Coins?

Yes. You can always use US Quarters in the parking meters in conjunction with the Park Card to supplement the Park Card or instead of the Park Card.

What Happens When The Park Card Runs Out?

You may bring the card back to the Parking Enforcement Dept. and add any additional money to the card.

Is There A Time Limit In Which To Use The Park Card?

No. You can use the Park Card until you have exhausted the money you put on it.

What If I Lose Or My Park Card Is Stolen?

Unfortunately, lost or stolen cards will not be replaced. It is the responsibility of the individual. Please treat your Park Card like cash. Thank you for understanding in this matter. The Park Card is just like money. It does not guarantee or reserve a parking place for you, nor does it allow you to park beyond the posted "maximum time" on the meter.

What If My Park Card Is Damaged?

The Park Card is extremely durable and able to withstand heat, cold and moisture. Since normal usage should not affect your Park Card, no refunds can be issued.

How Do I Retrieve Any Unused Time?

When you return to your meter and still have time left on the meter. Insert your card, first you will see the amount of money on your card flash then "REF" will flash indicating your refund is in process, then finally the amount of money on your card after the refund. Then remove your card.

How Much Does The Card Cost?

There is a one time fee of $5.00 for each card. After you purchase the card you may return as many times as needed to add addition money to the card at no additional cost to you.