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New Parking Ticket System
It is anticipated that on Wednesday March 14, 2012 the New Hope Borough Police Parking Department will begin using a new Parking Ticket System. It will have a new look. The new tickets will be white in color. They will be made of a tyvex paper and will be printed by a hand held device. The new hand held device is called hand gear and is manufactured by United Public Safety, a company based out of Horsham, Pa. The new look may confuse people receiving this style of ticket due to their new appearance and the Police Department wants to alert residents and visitors to the new system.
The advantages of the new system are that it will allow up to three pictures to be taken of the violation, the tag, and any other pertinent information. The data will be able to be brought back to the station and downloaded directly into the records management system.
NEW PARKING TICKET HANDHELD DEVICE:
NEW PARKING TICKET - EXAMPLE OF PRINTOUT:
Meters accept quarters only and will provide you with 20 minutes per quarter.
Meters are enforced Monday - Sunday from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM every day of the year. To contact the New Hope Borough Police Department regarding parking tickets, bagging meters, parking permits, and related parking information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also call 215-862-2483 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and speak to Karen, who is in charge of the Parking Violations Division.
Failure to respond within the time specified (postmarked within 10 days of issue) will result in the issuance of a citation, summons, escalated fine, court costs, and processing fees.
Payment may be mailed to the Police Department, deposited in any of the red Fine-O-Meter courtesy boxes, or paid at the Police Department during regular business hours. We accept VISA and Mastercard. You may also pay on-line by clicking the icon below.
Parking Options for Visitors to New Hope
Click here for information about on-street metered and pay and display parking lots in New Hope.
Residents' Parking Permits.
This permit will allow a resident of the Borough to park at any on-street metered parking space, except for special purpose parking spaces such as those reserved for the disabled, on Saturday and Sunday, from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon, and Monday through Friday, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M., throughout the year. Permits are available at the New Hope Borough Police Department, located at 125 New Street, at an annual cost of $25.00. Permits purchased in 2014 are valid through December 31, 2014. Proof of residency (i. e., a valid Pennsylvania drivers license showing a New Hope Borough address) must be submitted to, and verified by the Police Department in order to obtain a permit. This program is limited to one (1) parking permit per dwelling unit. The permit must be displayed on the vehicle in accordance with Police Department regulations.
Permits for Municipal Parking Lots
Parking spaces may be rented on a year-round basis at various Borough parking lots. The annual rental fee at Borough owned or leased parking facilities located at North Main Street and Parry Street, West Randolph Street at the Verizon lot, and South Main Street at the Visitors' Center is $950.00, or $250.00 per quarter. The annual rental fee for a parking space at the 125 New Street lot is $600.00, or $150.00 per quarter. Permits are available at the New Hope Borough Police Department.
Buttonwood Street, Chestnut Street, and West Ferry Street Permit Parking
Permits are issued by the Police Department in the following priority order for an annual fee of $50.00 per year. All vehicles using permits must be registered in advance with the Borough Police Department. Permits must be renewed in December each year. The Borough reserves the right to limit the number of parking permits issued for use in the Borough. The permits are limited to passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, passenger vans and pickup trucks only.
Class A. Each resident that has an address on Chestnut Street or Buttonwood Street or has driveway access on those streets may receive a resident permit to park on Chestnut Street or Buttonwood Street. Upon submission and verification of proof of residency (i.e., a Pennsylvania driver's license with New Hope Borough address), a permit may be issued. The permit may be used in one of two vehicles registered with the Borough Police Department. A vehicle must have a valid registration and current inspection sticker, with proof of insurance. The permit may be used on only one vehicle at a time. (A second permit may be issued to a resident of a Class A domicile, who can show he or she has no available off-street parking.)
Class B. Other Borough residents who have no off-street parking may receive a resident permit to park on Chestnut Street or Buttonwood Street. Upon submission and verification of proof of residency (i.e., a Pennsylvania driver's license with New Hope Borough address), one permit may be issued to a resident. The permit may be used in one of two vehicles registered with the Borough Police Department. Vehicles must have a valid registration and current inspection sticker, with proof of insurance. The permit may be used on only one vehicle at a time.
Class C. All other Borough residents may receive a resident permit to park on Chestnut Street or Buttonwood street. Upon submission and verification of proof of residency (i.e., a Pennsylvania driver's license with New Hope Borough address), one permit may be issued to a resident. The permit may be used in one of two vehicles registered with the Borough Police Department. Vehicles must have a valid registration and current inspection sticker, with proof of insurance. The permit may be used on only one vehicle at a time.
All current year resident permits for Chestnut Street and Buttonwood Street are valid parking permits for West Ferry Street, between Stockton and Bridge, after 6:00 p.m. at metered spaces.
Nonprofit Employee Parking Program
The nonprofit employee parking program allocates a total of 30 parking spaces (of which a maximum of 15 spaces are reserved for the Bucks County Playhouse) at the New Street parking lot for employees of nonprofit organizations located in the Borough, Monday through Friday, from 9 am until 7 pm, at a cost of $21.00 per month. All vehicles must park in the middle parking lot at the New Street lot, which is located across from the entrance to the Police Department. One (1) parking placard will be issued per parking space. An additional $5.00 charge shall apply for lost, stolen or damaged placards.
Applicants shall prove the non-profit status of their employers, as follows.
(a) An applicant may show that it is a nonprofit organization by any of the following means:
(1) Proof that the Internal Revenue Service currently recognizes the applicant as an organization to which contributions are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
(2) A statement from a State taxing body or the State attorney general certifying that:
(i) The organization is a nonprofit organization operating within the State; and
(ii) No part of its net earnings may lawfully benefit any private shareholder or individual;
(3) A certified copy of the applicant's certificate of incorporation or similar document if it clearly establishes the nonprofit status of the applicant; or
(4) Any item described in paragraphs (b) (1) through (3) of this section if that item applies to a State or national parent organization, together with a statement by the State or parent organization that the applicant is a local nonprofit affiliate.
We strictly enforce a noise ordinance in the Borough. Spot checking is done by a uniformed officer using a calibrated decibel meter, the Extech 407768 Digital Sound Level Meter. It is accurate within 5%. The decibel meter is calibrated prior to and at the end of each shift.
Several motorcycles may park in the same parking space, providing they are parked within the painted lines. If a meter expires, all motorcycles in the parking stall will be ticketed.